The Pirate Code (Hook’s Revenge #2) by Heidi Schulz (review)

September 10, 2015 All Reviews, Fantasy, Humor, YA 0 ★★★★★

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Pirate Code (Hook’s Revenge #2) by Heidi Schulz (review)Hook's Revenge, Book 2 The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz
Series: Hook's Revenge #2
Published by Disney-Hyperion on September 15th 2015
Number of Pages: 352
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Humor, Middle Grade
Source: NetGalley
Format: eARC
Purchase: At Amazon

Fresh off a fearsome encounter with the Neverland crocodile, Jocelyn Hook decides the most practical plan is to hunt down her father's famous fortune. After all, she'll need the gold to fund her adventuring in the future. (And luckily, Hook left her the map.)

But the map proves to be a bit harder to crack than Jocelyn had hoped, and she's convinced that the horrible Peter Pan might be the only one with the answers. Of course, he doesn't really feel like helping her, so Jocelyn takes the only reasonable course of action left to her: she kidnaps his mother. Evie, though, is absolutely thrilled to be taken prisoner, so Jocelyn's daring ploy doesn't have quite the effect she'd planned for.

Along with the problem of her all-too-willing captive, Jocelyn must also contend with Captain Krueger, whose general policy is that no deed is too dastardly when it comes to stealing Hook's treasure. And with the ever-shifting Whens of the Neverland working against her as well, Jocelyn, Evie, Roger, and the rest of the Hook's Revenge crew have their work cut out for them.

In this rambunctious showdown between characters new and old, Jocelyn puts her own brand of pirating to the test in a quest to save her future and those she loves.

I loved the first book, but I adored this one! All the things I loved about the first book were present in this one, only more so. There were wonderful illustrations, really likeable characters, and a fantastic world.

I loved Evie, everything about her. She fit perfectly with Jocelyn and Roger. I also really liked the way Tiger Lily was portrayed. We got to see a lot more of Meriweather in this book just like I’d hoped. And we finally met more of Hook’s old crew in Starkey.

There were neat twists and turns in the book. I liked the thought and detail put into everything. And there was a lot of humor as well. Jocelyn finally learns more about her mother in this book, and there were a few sad almost teary moments. But mostly it was funny and full of mystery and pirates. I really liked the traps and trickery involved in finally finding Hook’s treasure. And the fact that little details that seem random or not all that important, end up being used in surprising ways later on.

If you like pirate books, and books with strong female characters, with lots of humor and twists, you need to read this series!


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