Actual rating 3.5 stars
When trying to think of something to compare We Are Pirates to, the closest thing that comes to mind - in terms of dark humour, characters, and world building - is American Beauty.
The book itself isn't quite what the blurb suggested, with the actual piratey adventure beginning only after the halfway mark, and not lasting very long at all. But, where I had gone into this book thinking it would perhaps be a cheesy, feel-good family ride, I was mistaken.
Here there be darkness.The rest of this review can be found here!