Sidra Smart's search for an elusive schooner stirs up ruthless smugglers and the spirits of Privateer Jean Lafitte and Pirate Queen Mary Anne Radcliff.
Well, I am so upset. I accidentally read book three before book two in the Sidra Smart series. I hate that! I hate spoilers and I did it to myself this time! When I discovered my mistake, I was so upset I had to lay on the floor in my husband's office and pout while I told him about what happened. Apparently my mood was infectious because my cat copied me and laid down next to me.
While reading Dead Wreckoning, Smith alluded to things that didn't happen in Dance on His Grave, but I thought she was the type of author who has lots of time and events lapse between installments in her series. Little did I know I was ruining the plot of Deadly Sins, Deadly Secrets for myself!
Well, onto Dead Wreckoning. This was a fun read! I love the writing and the phrases Smith uses. I also really enjoy reading about events happening in towns close to home. A lot of this book centers on events on the water, including Sabine Lake, which I've been on countless times in my dad's sailboat. It's fun to read about Pleasure Island, where I spent so much time growing up.
I liked Dead Wreckoning even more than Dance on His Grave. I really like Sid and the way she thinks. She's got gumption---and there's nothing I like more than a strong female protagonist.
Just One Gripe:
I found the cover to be a little off-putting. In retrospect, it fits, but before I read the book I thought that was Sid on the front playing dress-up.
Appropriate for a younger audience: