Ahoy, matey! Thar be lesbian pirates!
Escape to Pirate Island by Niamh Murphy
Action! Adventure! (Some) romance! You should read Escape to Pirate Island. Cat escapes the local militia by the skin of her teeth and– in disguise as a boy– joins a nefarious crew on a mysterious journey across the sea. Lily, left penniless by her father’s debt, has found his treasure maps and is trying to lead the crew to the treasure without getting stabbed in the back.
Most of this book is spent with Cat and Lily either apart, or disliking each other. The romance comes near the end, but is definitely quite sweet, if a little sparse. Murphy explores ship life in quite a bit of detail, but never loses hold on the plot. Cat is a strong character; she overshadows Lily just a bit. But really, the book is all about the adventure. And it’s a lot of fun! 4 stars.