Waiting on Wednesday #4: Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

New WoW

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. It highlights eagerly awaited upcoming releases that you’re excited for. Here’s my pick for this week’s WoW:

Author: Nicole Castroman
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Romance
Pub Date: February 9th, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse

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Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything. This is their story.

Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There’s just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents’ deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she’s stuck in England?

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.


Yet again, I have learned about a book from my friends on twitter. Everyone’s been raving about how awesome this book is, and I’m dying to experience it for myself!

I love a good historical retelling, or alternative history, so this book is pretty high up on my most anticipated releases of 2016. I’m dying to fall in love with Teach and Anne and have my heart inevitably broken by this romance that everyone is raving about!

I really like the cover, too. It’s simple but unique, and I like that (you know me and my covers lol).

If there’s one thing I know for sure, 2016 is going to be an absolutely amazing year for books!

Are you excited for Blackhearts? How do you feel about historical retellings? Let me know what you think in the comments below!



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