I have to say, any book that makes me stop reading to look up the historical content needs to be discussed. I want driven to Google to dispute the author’s subject, I was inspired to find out more about this kick ass chick from Ireland. It’s not often you hear of female pirates, am I right?
As for the rest of the story, I enjoyed it. It’s NA, which is not my most commonly read subgenre, and on occasion I had to remind myself how old the characters were. Also, there appeared to be minor inconsistencies in the background details. They really had nothing to do with the plot, but they would pull me from the story, breaking the veil, so to speak.
The idea behind Maeve’s journey is uber-fab and when you throw in a hot professor, an accident love affair, and still-feuding clans, you have a fun read that keeps you engaged and involved.
Like a punch in the face, eighteen-year-old Maeve O’Malley’s visions knock her off her path. The pirate queen stalking Maeve in her dreams killed her mother years ago and now, the villain is coming for her. Maeve’s decision to ditch Boston College takes everyone by surprise as she packs her bags, leaves America, and heads to the west coast of Ireland to chase her dreams – and end them.
Maeve uncovers an ancient family curse that refuses to remain silent until she accepts her predestined role in what many thought was only a legend. Her Irish history professor – a man she shouldn’t be falling for – is the only person who understands the origins of her torment.
Maeve’s journey becomes a medieval treasure hunt through Ireland’s castles and ruins as she tracks the wrathful pirate queen who has her marked for vengeance.