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Wake of the Lorelei Lee

So, I didn't notice a thread for this yet, but Lorelei Lee is out, and as my usual Bloody Jack routine, I read it all the day I got it in the mail.

So, what did everyone think?

(Here be spoilers. Ye be warned.)

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keristars
Sep. 3rd, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
I totally forgot to pre-order it this year, because this year when it was ready for pre-order, I had just decided to stop ordering from Amazon for the most part, and I only ordered it last weekend from BookDepository.co.uk (BUT I got free shipping and it was only $13, instead of having to spend $25 for free shipping or be signed up for prime or whatever).

So the release snuck up on me, for the first time in five years, and I was really sad about it. :( I should get it next Tuesday, though!
inulovinkit
Sep. 3rd, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
I always pre-order from Amazon because Amazon always ships it early. I got Rapture a full week before it appeared on shelves, but this year Wake got here the same time the book was out.

And then I stayed up all night to read it.:P
hms_surrender
Sep. 3rd, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
I loved it! But then, I love all the books when they come out.

What I loved the most, though, was the little cameo my very own HMS Surprise got, along with Lucky Jack Aubrey. :D
inulovinkit
Sep. 3rd, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
I didn't even notice it the first time I read it. I did notice the second time though.

My favorite thing about the whole book was this: CAPTAIN JAMES EMERSON FLETCHER. unf. <3
captaintish
Sep. 3rd, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
You know, I noticed it was available on Amazon (even though the release date was Sept. 13) so I went over to Borders on my way home from work last night, but I couldn't find it. Which is okay, I guess, because I was planning to reread the last book first anyway. Maybe I'll try Barnes & Noble today....
inulovinkit
Sep. 4th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
I heard a couple people were able to go pick theirs up at various stores, so I dunno what happened with the release date. :/
the23rdjandal
Sep. 5th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
Hehehe.

I got an ARC in July (signed, shipped all the way to New Zealand and everything) and devoured the entire thing within a day or so. I've been re-reading it on my way to and from work this past week.

So many thoughts that I'm too lazy to type them out, so I've copy/pasted a few things from a post on The Bloody Jack Boards and added a few things I missed when I shared my garbled thoughts there.

I absolutely LOVED this book. So many things that had me grinning maniacally to myself. I may or may not have made a few noises that caused the boyfriend to give me some strange looks while I was reading at his place.

Irish boys make me happy. Especially one Arthur McBride. The bickering with Jaimy was rather lovely too.

I loved the shantyman. As someone who grew up with a lot of these songs, I especially loved the music, but I also adored his character, and his relationship with the captain.

Cameos from Richard Allen and Captain Hudson made me happy.

No conversation with Clarissa! We still haven't had a scene with the two of them since Bloodhound, and I'd really love to see how their dynamic works now. Likewise with a few of the other Lawson Peabody girls.

Joseph Jared. God I love that man. And the prospect of him in the next book also makes me highly joyful.

What else?

Oh, yes. Jacky and Higgins. I quite liked that. Very clever, and rather hilarious.

Pissed Jaimy is also rather hot.

Come to think of it, we did have an awful lot of attractive males in this one, didn't we? What with Jaimy, Randall, Richard Allen, those lovely Irish boys, and Captain (I love that he made Captain) Joseph Jared.
inulovinkit
Sep. 5th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
God, the Arthur/Jaimy bickering almost killed me. XD

I will agree 110% that pissed Jaimy is incredibly hot.

I was happy Joseph was made captain, but I was happier about Jaimy delivering a flaming "Fuck You!" to the Royal Navy and mutinying and then becoming a PIRATE CAPTAIN, of all things. I never saw that coming, and it was epic.

Yes, I am totally a Jaimy fangirl, but at least in this book it was justified. XP
the23rdjandal
Sep. 5th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
This was indeed a very good book for Jaimy fangirling. He's properly grown up now, and has lost a bit of his high class nob-ness. And, as you said, FUCK YEAH PIRATE CAPTAIN.

And Arthur's joke... Bahaha. Poor Jaimy.

I'm rather looking forward to the prospect of more Jaimy/Arthur/Joseph action in the next book. Being the huge Joseph fan that I am.
inulovinkit
Sep. 5th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
I cannot wait for the next book, because the prospect of Jaimy, Jacky, and Joseph having pirate hijinks in the South China seas sounds epic.

Can you imagine Davy and Tink back in Boston reading the headlines about how Jacky and Jaimy became pirates and both of them going "WHY DO THEY GET TO HAVE ALL THE FUN?!"

On another note, I nearly cried at Jacky getting her hair shaved off...AGAIN. Is that girl ever going to get to grow her hair out? Though having the Chinese pirate get a cameo was pretty cool, though.

(Anonymous)
Nov. 18th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
john higgins
what age do we think john higgins is? i am very confused by the fact that he's an adult following around a 16 year old girl who he doesnt even want to marry or anything? what are your thought?
inulovinkit
Nov. 18th, 2010 07:52 am (UTC)
Re: john higgins
He's gay.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 18th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Re: john higgins
yea i guess thats the only explanation for how he acts but my stupid self didnt realize it until i read the 8th book
(Anonymous)
Dec. 27th, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
Re: john higgins
definitely gay. don't know how old he is though.. thirties?
(Anonymous)
Dec. 27th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
I am just gonna say, i read this a little late (only just got it and finished it) and i LOVED it. I also am a total Jaimy fangirl... tee hee... SO sexy!! :D
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