Curse of the Blue Tattoo

Curse of the Blue Tattoo

Being An Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady

Book - 2004
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In 1803, after being exposed as a girl and forced to leave her ship, Jacky Faber finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she battles her snobbish classmates, roams the city in search of adventure, and learns to ride a horse.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2004.
ISBN: 9780152054595
Call Number: MEYER
Characteristics: 488 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Orphans -- Fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Adventure fiction.


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BostonPL_JordanD Dec 19, 2015

Title/Author: The Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L.A. Meyer
Read by: Anna/Teen Librarian
Summary: Jackey Faber, newly released from the Royal Navy and sent to a Boston school to become a lady, has difficulties staying out of trouble, even though she means well.
Series/Standalone: book 2
Genre/sub-genre: historical adventure/romance
Diversity: some
Relatable characters: yes
Would I recommend this to others?: yes
Personal thoughts: I will admit to liking the first book much better than the second, though I read that one years ago now. I think I'm more partial to adventures on the high seas than becoming a lady, much like Jackey herself. I was also confused as to her actions toward Amy's brother who was never very likeable, though she seemed to be oblivious to his ways. Still, it was a very enjoyable read for sure.

Nov 21, 2012

This book is OK, not my favourite though. I felt the scenes needed more work on them, and there were so many characters, that it got a little crazy and it all became a little unbelievable. I was still trying to get used to her Cheapside way of talking, I'm so used to her talking normally in all the other books. This was still a good read, just not as good as the others.

Jan 01, 2012

I liked this one better than the first. Although the story gets confusing with all the sub conflicts it is still a great read.

Dec 23, 2011

Just finished this- read it in a day. I rarely read books over, but I KNOW I will read this many more times! The series is amazing, and this a fantastic addition to it.

Dec 21, 2011

Love the series!

Nov 21, 2011

Decent follow-up to the first book, although it was a little long (several subplots running at once - which one will tie up first?) and occasionally predictable with some rather obvious character types (degenerate Puritan preacher, alcoholic musician sailor, stuck-up Southern rich girl). Still, I liked the historical look at Boston in 1803-04, and I'm looking forward to the third book, when brave Jacky joins a whaler.

Sep 01, 2011

such a fun, witty, adventure book! Totally worth reading!

May 03, 2011

I absolutely LOVE this series. Even though the way the characters talk is weird, this book is to die for.


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Jul 25, 2011

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