Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #1
Published by Feiwel & Friends
Published On: February 28, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Maturity Level: young adult - some violence
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When the ruthless Pirate King learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows that there's only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the enemy ship. After all, who's going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell?
Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it's down to a battle of wits and will... Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?
Debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.
I had high expectations going into Daughter of the Pirate King and I hadn’t seen many advanced readers so there wasn’t many reviews I could read before starting it. I just thought that any book featuring an epic female pirate would have to be good, right?
I wasn’t wrong. While some plot points were a little predictable, I found the whole story to be really interesting. Basically the whole plot is about Alosa being “kidnapped” when she really planned the whole thing so that she could look for this mysterious map piece. Most of Daughter of the Pirate King is Alosa sneaking off to look for this map mixed with some fun banter between her and Riden. It fits into a typical YA book mold but I still found it entertaining enough to skip over those YA tropes that I saw. What I really liked about Daughter of the Pirate King was that even though there was a little romance, the actual plot was very clearly the main focus. The romance truly is a side plot in this case.
Easily the best part of Daughter of the Pirate King was Alosa. Think if Jack Sparrow was a teenage girl mixed with any badass female heroine. She’s clever and sarcastic (which I love) but she’s also been through a lot in her life and fights through it all. I loved that the majority of her crew was female and that even though she was a skilled killer, she didn’t kill if she didn’t think it was necessary.
I’m dying to meet more of Alosa’s crew. I hope we get to see a lot more of them in the next book because they sound awesome. We got a lot of “girl power” type vibes , it made me really happy to read. I honestly can’t wait to read the next book in this potentially epic series!