Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)
Title: The Voyage to Magical North
Author: Claire Fayers
Release Date: July 5, 2016
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. (Macmillan imprint)
Twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne is a girl with a past--if only she could remember what it is. Found alone in a rowboat as a child, clutching a shard of the rare starshell needed for spell-casting, she's spent the past years keeping house for an irritable magician and his obnoxious apprentice, Peter.
When Brine and Peter get themselves into a load of trouble and flee, they blunder into the path of the legendary pirate ship the Onion. Before you can say "pieces of eight," they're up to their necks in the pirates' quest to find Magical North, a place so shrouded in secrets and myth that most people don't even think it exists. If Brine is lucky, she may find out who her parents are. And if she's unlucky, everyone on the ship will be eaten by sea monsters. It could really go either way.
Oooooo. I'm intrigued by Brine's backstory, or her lack of one beyond 'found alone in a rowboat.' And I love that the pirate ship is called the Onion. Of course it is. I hope this is full of fun and risk adventures. :)