'This swashbuckling tale of early eighteenth-century Caribbean piracy manages to be hilarious and harrowing...Caddy successfully incorporates issues of sexuality, abuse, and male dominance, proving them as relevant then as now. An invigorating page-turner!’—Booklist
'Caddy maintains historical authenticity throughout, neither dampening the violence of the setting nor the dangers of having a marginalized body...A satisfying seafaring adventure.'—Kirkus
‘A rollicking, heartfelt and fun novel…a must for anyone looking for a story with a sharp-tongued, cutlass-wielding, savvy female pirate!’—Booktopia
‘You spend most of the book cheering them on, furiously turning the pages…great for readers of action-filled historical fiction.’—Books+Publishing
‘With the novel’s exploration of deeply personal themes, characterisation is vital, and Caddy gets it spot on…action-filled and exciting.’—ReadPlus
‘A new world of shape-shifters and a time-honoured battle between good and evil come alive in Caddy’s debut fantasy for teens.’—Kirkus on Waer.
Anne Bonny was 18 when she ran away from her violent husband, into the arms of pirate captain Calico Jack. Now, aboard Jack’s ship, she’s part of a ruthless crew bringing mayhem and murder to the Caribbean. But James Bonny is willing to pay to get his wife back. And pirate-hunter Captain Barnet is open to all offers. Devil’s Ballast is action-packed, nuanced, culturally relevant and sharp as a cutlass.