Title: Tales of a Peculiar Pirate
Genre(s): Teen (speculative true genre after reading: Comedy)
Main Lead: Female
VB Assessment Score: PDE 1 CDD 2 SWB 1 || TQ 3 SV 2 || Overall: 9
Number of Chapters: 23
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: Medium
Date of First Release: November 19, 2020
Date of Last Update: January 9, 2021
VB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Webnovel
Number of Views: 12K
Number of Reviews: 20
Pirate with one brain cell…on a good day? Check.
Extremely specific descriptions and random trivia? This story has it.
Wild adventures where no one, and definitely not our heroine, knows what’s going on? Read and find out!
“Good day, good sir,” she chirped in as cheerful a voice as she could manage while still being salty over the ship fiasco.
“Good day? The sun may be shining and the clouds may be gone, but today is anything but a good day,” replied the pirate with a long look.
“Who rained on your parade?” went Polly.
“I shouldn’t bother such a pleasant person as you with my tale,” sighed the pirate. He cast a forlorn gaze towards the sea and it really would have been quite an aesthetic moment for a picture taker.
“Oh, well then, um, sea you later?” replied Polly who began turning away.
“Alas, it was just this morning when I was a younger man and had not a clue what evils would befall me,” started the pirate.
Coincidentally there was a bench which Polly sat herself down on and a stage which the pirate leaped onto.
bishop1275: Nice story. Real refreshing to see a young, female pirate on a quest. I did enjoy reading this book. The charaters are intriguing. Many of the plots were fascinating.
Writing was good, except for occasional mistakes, which can be easily corrected.
Crimson_B: Quite an interesting novel! Polly is quite a strong headed lead and immediately captures the readers interest. Her love for the sea and her passion is palpable. She’s a go-getter and knows what she wants: an admirable character trait. Can’t wait to read on and experience her journey with her!
Just_a_genius_1D: Although the genre is not my favorite genre to read, I found this book quite interesting. It has a good structure and it is not boring. I do have to say that it contains a lot of information, which makes it a bit difficult to understand the storyline at times but it is detailed and that can be fun too, which it was in this case so I would recommend reading this book.
Sara_Wilcox: The characters are creative and I like that it seems to be a future version of our world(based off of speech and references). I Love pirates stories, so this is my cup of tea😊 The kiwis are adorable, and it’s quite comical. Polly is endearing and I love the magical captain’s hats🥰 It’s got grammatical and sentence structure issues, but the story is extremely entertaining and worth the read! Recommended!
MisterFlare: To preface my review, I have not finished getting up to date like I promised the author I would.
It’s been a while, so I figured now that I had the time I’d take the time write this.
First off, I want to address the world background. The whole time I read, I was having issues picturing the settings. Were the ships large and intricate works of wooden art? Or are they stainless steel powerhouses? Maybe they’re small modern fishing boats? I wouldn’t know. There’s hardly any real depth to the world around Polly, and I for one find that to be unfortunate.
Then, comes character designs. I can’t picture Polly as I write this, and most of the characters, save for animals, are just default character models in my mind, glossy white texture and all.
The writing quality wasn’t the best at first, but it did improve by chapter 11. However, what remained a constant throughout was the passion for the story in each sentence. It makes the story quite the fun read, unlike many others I’ve reviewed in the past few months.
Now, comes the story development. It’s. . . a bit rough. Just as the synopsis says, its a wild adventure where no one knows whats going on. It’s not entirely a bad thing, but I think there should be a method to your madness, my fellow author. In other words, I think you should develop the reasons why Polly ends up in the situations she does. Perhaps a storm sets her off course, or maybe a team of bandits manages to steal the Birbalinda. Things that are out of her control, basically. It would still feel wild, with the added benefit of grounding the story in a way that makes sense, rather than her just being in places just because.
As for your updating stability, its fine, but you’ll definitely have to up the ante if you’re trying to take this novel shtick seriously.
With my constructive criticism complete, I bid thee farewell for now, and shall continue reading this when I can.
Story Post Last Updated: January 16, 2021