Title: The Curse at Pirate’s Cove
Series: Nikki Landry Swamp Legends, Book 2
Author Name: Rita Monette
Genre(s): Middle Grade, Adventure, Mystery
Tags: Middle Grade, Adventure, Pirates, Bayou, Louisiana
Length: Approx. 208 pages
Re-Release Date: Nov.17, 2015
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing
Nikki Landry is turning eleven years old, and is looking forward to riding her bike to school. That is until it falls apart. Papa can’t afford a new one. Is she doomed to ride the smelly old school bus from now on?
Hearing of an old pirate ship, and a legend about long-ago pirates burying treasure on a nearby swamp island, Nikki sees a way out. But when she makes a birthday wish for the pirate’s gold, things go terribly wrong. Did her wish trigger an ancient curse?
Join Nikki and her friends as they find themselves sailing away aboard a haunted schooner with ghostly pirates into the Gulf of Mexico … and into the year eighteen fourteen.
How will they ever find their way back home?
Vanessa Kings’ Review
“The Curse at Pirate’s Cove” is the second book in the Nikki Landry Swamp Legends and provides all the thrills and adventure we came to love in the series.
Nikki is now turning eleven and her wish is to ride her bike to school. However, she soon discovers that it is not in any condition to ride, and her father can’t afford a new one.
Intent on not riding the bus to school, she discovers the legend of a pirate ship and a buried treasure. So, on the day of her birthday she makes a wish, and soon finds herself in 1814, amongst ghostly pirates in the Gulf of Mexico.
The book is a very enjoyable ride, full of adventure and all around fun.
I recommend reading the first book in the series before this one, but even if you don’t, it still holds up perfectly on its own.
Great storytelling and I’m definitely looking forward to more Nikki Landry adventures.
Meet the Author
Rita Monette was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. She loves to write stories set in the beautiful, yet mysterious, bayous and swamps of her home state.
Her middle grade series, The Nikki Landry Swamp Legends, is based on tales told by her father—who made his living in those bayous—of reasons to stay out of the swamp.
She currently lives with her husband, four lap dogs, and one lap cat, in the mountains of Tennessee. Besides writing and illustrating, she loves watching the many birds that make their habitat on the Cumberland Plateau, working in the garden, and frequenting waterfalls.