Viva Jacquelina! Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away

Viva Jacquelina Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber Over the Hills and Far Away The vivacious Jacky Faber returns in the tenth tale in L A Meyer s Bloody Jack Adventures a rip roaring young adult series applauded for its alluring combination of adventure romance history and h

  • Title: Viva Jacquelina! Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away
  • Author: L.A. Meyer
  • ISBN: 9780547763507
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The vivacious Jacky Faber returns in the tenth tale in L A Meyer s Bloody Jack Adventures, a rip roaring young adult series applauded for its alluring combination of adventure, romance, history, and humor Once again under the thumb of British Intelligence, Jacky is sent to Spain to spy for the Crown during the early days of the nineteenth century Peninsular War She finThe vivacious Jacky Faber returns in the tenth tale in L A Meyer s Bloody Jack Adventures, a rip roaring young adult series applauded for its alluring combination of adventure, romance, history, and humor Once again under the thumb of British Intelligence, Jacky is sent to Spain to spy for the Crown during the early days of the nineteenth century Peninsular War She finds herself in the company of guerilla freedom fighters, poses for the famous artist Goya, runs with the bulls, is kidnapped by the Spanish Inquisition, and travels with a caravan of gypsiesl while hoping to one day reunite with her beloved Jaimy Fletcher.

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    1. At this point, I have read ten of these Bloody Jack adventures. It seems as though I ought to be in a position to make some comment other than 4/5 stars. And I do. Kind of.It boils down to this: I don't have anything more profound to say about this series other than "I liked it." I'm not even sure how much I would define this series as "good," because the main things I usually look for in a good book: plot structure, characters with goals, character development, et cetera, are present in smaller [...]

    2. My god, I love Jacky Faber.Honestly, if I were a teen, she'd most likely be one of my role models (I don't mean I'd be a thief and a scamp, I just admire her fun-loving ways!)I like to sit and read the Jacky books cover-to-cover whenever possible. They're just so action-packed and complicated and there are so many little nods to historical and literary figures, that if you read them over the course of a week or two, you're probably going to end up being confused. I love them.The last few books w [...]

    3. Yes.Of course she did.Of course she was.Of course.Yeah, I get it - this series is designed to give a broad overview of world history for a specific time period, to make it interesting, maybe enough so that Jacky's adventures will act as a springboard for further scholarly research amongst students. That's great!Also, I understand that these books are designed to mimic, in story and tone, not in volume, the serialized stories in newspapers and the sensational dimestore novels that were over-the-t [...]

    4. I'm beginning to wonder if L. A. Meyer doesn't write his Jacky Faber books to take advantage of the enormous talents of reader Katherine Kellgren. Who wouldn't? Over these 10 books, she has become Jacky--she's an incredibly talented reader and her narration directs the pace and underlines the urgency in the adventures. Her a capella singing that sets these apart, and there are more songs and bits of songs here than in any other of the series I've read. If you want to read this series, by all mea [...]

    5. It's hard to believe that BLOODY JACK was published ten years ago. When I picked it out from the library shelf because of the awesome pirate cover I had no idea what I was in for over the next decade. Mary "Jacky" Faber went from being a street urchin to traveling all around the world in various occupationsVA JACQUELINA! finds Jacky sent to Portugal, then Spain, to once again spy for British Intelligence. She ends up modelling for Goya, tangling with the Spanish Inquisition, and traveling with a [...]

    6. I think one of my favorite things about this series is the fabulous audio book narrator (Katherine Kellgren). She does an amazing job with all the different accents and character voices. It really makes listening to the stories so much fun! Jacky is her usual wild self and continues to have many crazy adventures placed in historical settings. My biggest complaint is that as the series has gone on, the content has gotten a bit more "adult" and Jacky is a little too flirtatious for my taste. But s [...]

    7. It's hard to believe that Viva Jacquelina! is the 10th Jacky Faber book. At times this series feels like it's dragging on and on but on the other hand I'm like "WAIT I've read TEN Jacky Faber books? Are you sure it's that many?"I think many of us who love Jacky have intense yet confusing feelings about her. We love her adventurous spirit and flirty ways. Yet we feel like sometimes she takes the flirting too far and will never settle down with good reliable Jaimy, that maybe she loves the sea mor [...]

    8. 4.5 StarsCheck this review out on YA NoveltiesWow! I am at number ten in the Bloody Jack series, but it doesn't seem like it at all. I can hardly believe that this book is number ten in the series, because it always stays new and fresh, even though it is the same formula as the other books. Jacky first gets herself into a ton of trouble, but gets out of it with her brains and luck, flirting with many handsome men but always staying true to Jaimy, all the while going through many different histor [...]

    9. Oh Jacky, the wearer of many hats. I guess that's her greatest strength and her greatest weakness: her ability to adapt to the crazy situations she wiggles her way into enables her to survive, but it also turns her into a pretty big Mary Sue character and makes her unreliable to both country and individuals. But agh, we still love her in spite of it all. She starts out the book headed to Portugal to work with British Intelligence and the British forces in that area while they fight Napoleon. Jus [...]

    10. This might be a little spoilery.I just about couldn't believe this series has hit 10 books. But then again, I can.The greatest weakness of the whole thing is the serialization. No book really stands out in that they are all the same plot set in different locations. But I can't stop reading them. I was getting weary with Mississippi Jack, but the last two have started to head towards an end game and I like what I'm seeing. The turning point in this series was when Davy calls Jacky out on liking h [...]

    11. Whoever rated this two stars…you didn't read it! Now I have to turn into a hypocrite and rate it 5 stars to balance it out. Bah. AhemShe better go to Spain in this one and not just Portugal! Me gusta Espana!

    12. oh no, not another one! I'm not sure I will bother to read any more of these until the final book comes out, whenever that is.

    13. I <3 Jacky Faber!!!!! I've read every book at least 3 times, and the first one 6 times. I just hope she gets her "Jay-Mee" back.

    14. It had been a couple years, since 2015, when I listened to book nine, of the Bloody Jack series. So I was very happy for quality writing, in that Meyer put in those little details as to remind the reader of all that had happened in the previous book(s). I didn't feel like any time was spent away from Jacky.Though, I can't recall, if the other books all had this format: no real climax. Yes, there were obstacles and they were overcome, but there was no real epic climax. Unless there was one, which [...]

    15. 2016 Reading Challenge: A book with an exclamation in the title.2nd re-listen to this audiobook. Alas, as much as I love Jacky Faber and her adventures, the series does start to wane a bit toward the end. This one feels like a lot of earlier bits have been recycled: Jacky is sent off on a mission in order to get out of a hanging, Jacky gets marooned in some isolated place, Jacky worms her way into a position through her many charms and cunning ways, Jacky is immediately hated by a snobby girl an [...]

    16. I wasn't too sure I would like this book as it read a little bit like My Bonny Light Horseman: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, in Love and War on the blurb.I should really know better when it comes to Meyer's writing. In this Jacky shows up at the English war -camp, sticks up for herself as a woman and a soldier -sailor and finds herself in the midst of battle. I was worried about one character dying - but it seems he will end up being just fine. I think this is perhap [...]

    17. Well, as always L. A. Meyer has not disappointed. This installment of Jacky Faber's exciting adventures is just as enthralling as the last. I could barely put it down. The book itself is so full of life and energy, the writing itself is so clear and yet fanciful and fun. The characters are by far my favorite parts of these booked because each is memorable in their own way. Especially this book, you either fall madly in love with the character or you hate them with a burning passion. Jacky is one [...]

    18. This is the tenth book in the adventures of Jacky Faber, alias "La belle file sans merci," "Bloody Jack," Princess," and numerous other monikers. This girl is not to be believed but makes history of the prior alive for adolescents. In this particular story Jacky is fighting with Spanish rebels against Napoleon, modeling nude in Goya's studio, captured by the Spanish Inquisition, (yes, really you never know when to expect the Inquisition!), running with bulls in Pamplona, traveling with the Romas [...]

    19. Another entertaining episode in the colorful life of Jacky Faber! As always, Mr. Meyer does an excellent job of balancing engaging new characters with the familiar old ones, along with maintaining an impressively accurate depiction of historical events. This one had a lot of classic Jacky humor in it, especially the bit with the mushrooms. Like the last installment, I wish this one had been a bit longer, but it was still quite enjoyable! It definitely wasn't as suspenseful as some of the other b [...]

    20. Since I've been reading this series since 6th grade, it is a neccessity every fall to get the new book that comes out. I always hope to be pleased with the new plot twists that the main character, Jacky, faces. I aboslutely LOVED seeing Lord Richard Allen make another appearence in this series. Seeing old characters pop up again always makes me happy. It was good to see Jacky more independant. Higgins wasn't a main character in the book, which made Jacky fend for herself more. I didn't like how [...]

    21. Wow yet another one? I must say as the series goes as a whole, it really is being dragged out a bit but each book is such a good read, it's almost worth it. My favorite in the series are Curse of the Blue Tattoo (so funny!) and Under the Jolly Roger! Though I must say the Wake of the Lorelei Lee was pretty hilarious too! "Well cut off me balls and call me an Englishman!" hahahaha. I am eager to see what this next installment brings. :)

    22. Slower than previous books (the bulk of this one takes place in Goya's art studio, not really a hotbed of adventure) but entertaining enough. Really, I'm following through on this series because Katherine Kellgren is still doing an amazing job with the audios, and they're just such fun listening. Even if the books themselves are um less than great now.

    23. I loved every minute of it. However, there were some parts that I don't think would be adequate for much younger readers (e.g. Anyone younger than 14), but then again, it's Jacky Faber. There was some profanity (I can count them on less than half a hand), but they were mostly in Spanish. All in all, can't wait for the next book.

    24. Another excellent adventure Jacky once again finds herself in an awful situation but through courage and wit is able to win the day.

    25. I love this series, and I thought this book was very good. I have complained about how many historical celebrities Jacky interacts with, and in this book she spends a significant amount of time with the painter Goya. And as far-fetched as that seems, it has a benefit: reading about her interactions with these people makes me ask questions about the history that I barely know and makembe interested in knowing more. How beneficial for teen readers!I have also complained about the never-ending will [...]

    26. My little Jacky is growing up! Her age and wisdom is finally showing through and I think that's why I am starting to read through these quicker. I couldn't put it down! Jacky in Spain, as a gypsy and a Maja. The culture was very well expressed in this book and felt real. But boy am I ready for her to be back in America with Jaimy. Can't wait for the next one.

    27. I am loyal to the series, but this was one of the slowest and most dull books of the series. The plot seemed to mirror a lot of the other previous books, and there were again so many male characters who "fell in love" with the main character.

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