Friday, December 25, 2015

The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk by Sally Malcolm

Title: The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk (Pirates of Ile Sainte Anne #1)
Author: Sally Malcolm
Publisher: Choc Lit
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Pirates
Publication: February 11, 2015

My Rating: DNF (66%)

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Come then, and I’ll tell you the tale of the Gypsy Hawk and her wily captain – the infamous Zachary Hazard …’ 

To Amelia Dauphin, freedom is her most prized possession and she will stop at nothing to keep it. Daughter of a Pirate King and the youngest captain in her father’s fleet, she lives on the island of Ile Saint Anne, where pirates roam free and liberty reigns.

Zachary Hazard, captain of the Gypsy Hawk, hasn’t been seen on Ile Saint Anne for six years but his reputation precedes him. To Zach, liberty is the open water and he has little time for the land-bound pirate island.

But when he hears that Amelia’s people could be in danger, he has no choice but to return. And what begins then is a desperate fight for freedom and a legend in the making …

A swashbuckling pirate adventure. Pirates of the Caribbean for adults with a sizzling romance at the heart!

**I received a free copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Well, I'll be honest. I'm almost sure that the reason I wasn't enjoying this book that much was Captain Zach Hazard.

He's a heartbreaker and definitely seemed like trouble. A total flirt. But I decided to give him a chance, he's a pirate after all, and that seemed like an "appropriate" profile of a pirate.

Sadly, I never liked the guy.

During the first part of the story he's very selfish and it's like he's always depressed about his father not caring about him as much as he'd like him to. That happens dude, grow up. And he basically had no scruples, but he'd always go ahead and think himself better than everybody else. No, sir. You're just bad news to me.

And stop blaming Amelia for your own decisions man, just because you fell in love with the woman doesn't mean she's at fault. I'm going to call it karma actually, for all the women you left heartbroken :)

Amelia is a very brave woman and I liked her, except for a little something she does pretty early in the book. But she always does her duty, and that's admirable. She'd kill and even give her own life to save her people.

And I think that "little something" she did is another reason that made me not enjoy this as much, it really made me see her in a different light, and I couldn't like her that much after it. It also made Zach change a bit, he seemed like a different person after that. But you're still no hero Zach, stop thinking so high of yourself. I don't understand why he's always called an honorable man. He's not.

The story was interesting though, but I would've preferred to see a little bit of action and adventures at the sea. Most stuff that happened was just kind of mentioned after it had happened.

The writing was rather good though, but the characters and part of the plot didn't really do it for me.

Do you know of any pirate books that you might recommend?

And also: Merry Christmas, everyone!! :D I hope you're all having a wonderful day! ^-^

Thank you for reading! Bye-Bye! 


  1. Sounds pretty good! I don't think I've really read any pirate books.

    1. I love pirate stories, although I haven't read that many books about pirates.
      Merry Christmas! ^-^

  2. I know how bad it sucks when you don't enjoy a book. I haven't read very many pirate books. But I am currently reading Passenger, it's a pirate book I suppose. I'll let you know what I think when I'm done! Merry Christmas! :)

    1. Yeah, it's a shame :/ Oh I think I know that one, haven't read it though. Can't wait to hear what you think! :)
      Merry Christmas!!

  3. Really loving your blog.
    Love to see you on my blog
    I am following your blog.#100
    Hope you will follow back. xxx Keep in touch

    1. I'm so glad you like it!
      And thank you so much for the support!! ^-^

  4. Thanks for the awesome review!


  5. Oh, I came across this review after Christmas, so I sure hope you had a GREAT holiday!!

    Thanks for the heads up on this book! Although the cover is gorgeous, and the plot sounds terrific, I see from your review that it's really not that great. I think I'll definitely skip it!

    Thanks for the great review, and Happy New Year!! : )


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