Review for Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief

Review for Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief

The second book about Lil the pirate (though I am still not sure if she is really a pirate or not) with gorgeous illustrations that are sprinkled on every page.

Again we have 2 stories, the first one takes place in a museum, and the second one at a birthday party. I definitely have to say that I liked the museum one more, mostly because the birthday one had an annoying mom that apparently didn’t care about happiness or joy during a party and instead worried about cleanliness and nothing being broken. The second one had a honest to goodness pirate ship, a museum with fun treasures. Museums definitely get a plus point in my book.

I am also still a bit confused if Lil is truly a pirate, she does have a parrot, she speaks like a pirate, she knows quite a bit about them, but then again there is something like a library/documentaries/movie/internet to learn that from, plus then there are the things like that no one ever sees that big bad pirate, or that there is no proof he ever exists. All the chaos that happens seems to be mostly a cause of Lil not thinking and just diving headfirst into situations.
I do hope that we will see a bit more about Lil’s past and some more confirmation on her pirateness in the next books, that would definitely be fun. Now the book is still fun, but I am taking the pirate thing with a grain of salt. Which is a bit of a shame.

Like with the previous book this one is also in rhyme, and I just adore it so much, it makes the book more playful and more fun.

I also have to say that while the birthday story was fun I liked the ending the most. Go Lil go! I would have so done the same if I was her and the birthday was just going terrible.

As I said before the illustrations are just gorgeous. I definitely love the style, the way Lil is drawn is perfect and exactly as I picture her from the descriptions in the book.

All in all, a pretty sweet, cute, hilarious book filled with adventure, a big bad guy, a girl who thinks she is a pirate (or maybe even is one), and lovely illustrations that will make you feel happy. Would recommend this, and I am hoping for a new book to come out someday!

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