|This is book three of The Kraken's Caribbean Series. I highly recommend reading the first two before this one, only because there is SO much going on in this book that it will help you keep track of characters and actions... this is Janey's story. She is the Bosun on the Quill (the ship which was damaged in Book two) and somehow she is put in charge of keeping her eye on both Charlie and Lee, they were two of the three Silvestri relatives Alan brought to Tortuga at the end of the second book. This is why I am more than suggesting you read books one and two first!
Okay, just so you know this is just FULL of action, adventure and suspense! Charlie's father is Benjamin, Alan's great-nephew, and he is a widower. Lee's birth name is Beverly, but she is completely against being a girl and runs away from her family to stow away on Alan's ship. Poor Lee is just a confused, angry and bitter girl who doesn't understand why she was born a girl... you see where I'm going here don't you? In the mean time, the Pirate Circus sails into town and everyone is excited. Alan takes Emily there expecting to see his old friend and finds the circus is now run by Germante. There is a ton of different things going on, eventually leading to Lee disappearing and Charlie being kidnapped.
I wrote in my review of book two that "I could barely breathe while I was reading this!" Quite frankly, I think I should have had an oxygen tank for this one! I really enjoyed Janey and Ben falling in love and yet not really having a clue what to do about it. I love all the characters Ms. Betita has given us, new and otherwise. Charlie was such a great kid, Davis and Rebecca were perfect too! Her villain (Germante) was so scary I had to force myself to put the story down so I could actually sleep without nightmares. Yes, I'm one of those. I think the romances between Janey and Ben, not to mention Alan and Emily, were very well done! Ms. Betita handled Lee very well, and with some sensitivity too. If I could have giving this book more than FIVE HEARTS I would have! This is an excellent book, and series! I would love to see at least Lee's story if not Davis's as well!
Reviewer: Teresa T.
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