Steel

Steel

Book - 2011
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When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she's magically transported to an early-eighteenth-century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061956485
0061956481
9780061547911
0061547913
Branch Call Number: FIC/VAUGHN
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 22 cm.

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natalie_f
Oct 12, 2013

this book is so good!!!!!

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Elentari
Aug 27, 2013

Wow! there is really not enough good things i can say about this book. I loved the plot and the realism; it was altogether amazing. With just a touch of romance and a little suspense, I was satisfied to read a chapter or two a day or more. Even to a little good pirate music, this book really comes alive. I loved all the characters and I wish there was sequel, but some books aren't meant to have a followup. Steel was an amazing read, and one of the only books I have ever read that
actually portrayed pirates as the really were. I most heartily appreciated the fact that the author didn't make the entire story revolve around Henry and Jill's romance, and that the book was mostly action and Swashbuckling adventure.

crystal_dark Jul 29, 2013

This book was really entertaining with a fun plot & engaging characters that pull you into the story & make it hard to put the book down. I plan on reading more by this author, especially if she writes another book involving pirates.

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izzyb14
Feb 26, 2013

This book is more of a light, fluffy read. The characters are shallow and the plot doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but for the most part it was interesting. I liked the idea of the book, though it would have been nice if there was more depth to it.

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sportsbookspce
Oct 21, 2012

This was a fairly good book. There was not a lot of romance but I did not mind that too much. I really liked the idea of the book: A competitive fencer looses a match and then goes on vacation with her family where she is transported back in time to the time of pirates, where fighting is not just for fun but is a matter of life and death. I enjoyed the plot and characters but felt the book was missing something. I also really liked how the pirates actually spoke and acted like how I imagine real pirates from the eighteenth century would.

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Pinkirishrose
Jul 28, 2012

This book was so good! I couldn't stop reading it. I didn't like how it ended so suddenly but it was still a good book.

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Rainbowpony
Jul 25, 2012

I really liked this book!! It was really interesting and unlike other books this one kept me hooked until the end. :D

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dprodrig
Sep 14, 2011

This was a lot better than her first book for young adults and it was a light and interesting read.

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Sonic123Amy
Aug 16, 2011

Simply an amazing book to read if your into swords fights and pirates.

FlynnLives Aug 13, 2011

Fail. Disapointment. Could've been cool, but no.

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paypayk
Jun 30, 2014

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Elentari
Aug 27, 2013

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crystal_dark Jul 29, 2013

It was a slender length of rusted steel, tapered to a point at one end and jagged at the other, as if it had broken. A thousand people would step over it and think it trash, but not her.

This was the tip of a rapier.

Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure.

The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate's life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get homeā€”one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain.

Time travel, swordplay, and romance combine in an original high-seas adventure from New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn. (From Goodreads)

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