Waiting on Wednesday #63

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

My pick of the week is...
Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Reading Level: Young Adult
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.

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 CuraƧao—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.

Why I Am Waiting

Everyone knows I am a sucker for a good fairytale retelling, and boy, does this make me curious! I haven't seen many Blackbeard stories floating around, so I am curious to see where this one takes us. And it's more or an origin story than anything else?! Uh, yes please! Origin stories are the bomb diggity!

Are you equally as excited for this book as me? Is there another book you are even more excited about? Please share your thoughts with me below!


  1. Oooh awesome pick! So looking forward to this one, but based on reviews I know I will be in several emotional states at its end! Hope you love it too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Hahaha but those are always the best kind <3

  2. This is my most anticipated read of February. I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Great pick!

    1. Thank you! <3 You have great taste in books! haha