The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz
The Pirate Code
by Heidi Schulz
Series: Hook's Revenge #2
Published by Disney-Hyperion
on September 15th 2015
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Retelling
Pages: 352


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.

-spoiler free for the entire series-

I received this book for review from the publisher, this does not influence my thoughts on the book.

I loved Hook’s Revenge and when I finally saw the sequel, I knew I had to read it. The Pirate Code was an awesome sequel to an already great series and I loved every minute of it.

Jocelyn Hook and her crew are back for one more adventure, to find Captain Hook’s treasure. Through friend and foe, they will stop at nothing to get the treasure back. But so won’t Krueger, a gold-hungry pirate that has already crossed paths with Jocelyn. The young captain must fight old enemies and perhaps new ones to truly find the treasure she’s after.

The plot in The Pirate Code continued from the plot in the first book, which was nice. I enjoyed every minute of it and the narration style, once again, was just freaking amazing. The narrator seems to be an old and very grumpy pirate and throughout the novel he yells at the reader, as if they are children (which they should be). I really liked the writing and the plot and gahh, it was so good!

I liked the themes that continued on from the first book. In The Pirate Code, Jocelyn will also discover what it means to be a good friend and what sacrifices it would take to find true treasure. I liked all the characters, especially the new characters. I loved every single on of them and if I had my own crew, I would definitely fight Jocelyn for them!

Overall, The Pirate Code is a great sequel to an already awesome series and I highly recommend it for readers both young and old!

shelly sig

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