There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
Review: 4 Stars
I picked up a copy of this book because lately I have really loved books set on the seaand this book also had morally grey characters. When I realized it was by Tricia Levenseller it was a no-brainer. I was taken by surprise with how much I enjoyed The Shadows Between Us since it had romance central to the plot. Tricia Levenseller is an incredible author and her writing is incredibly captivating and fun to read. Her books are filled with banter and she is the queen of writing slow burn romances that I actually love to read. Daughter of the Pirate King was such a fun and fast paced read that I devoured it in less than two days.
The plot is really fun, but it does carry over to the next book, so I would recommend having the sequel on hand. Alosa gets herself kidnapped by a different group of pirates so she can find one of three maps that will lead to an island of treasure. The plot is very thrilling and romance is pretty central to the plot, but since I love the way Tricia Levenseller writes romance this didn’t bother me like it normally would. While the book isn’t filled with non-stop action it is still hard to set down as the writing is good and the fast pace is incredibly consistent.
The characters are a lot of fun to read about. The dialogue is filled with banter and Alosa is incredibly witty and clever. She always seemed to be a step ahead and I love her fierce, fearless personality. Riden has a soft heart, but a tough exterior and I could see exactly what Alosa saw in him. Their romance is fun to read about and it moved slowly enough that it felt real. Tricia Levenseller writes really fun romances and I can’t get enough of the banter, after reading this book I plan to read everything she ever writes. Alosa is pretty morally grey and she has no issues killing or thieving. She is the type of character I loved right away and I am so thrilled that this is a series because I loved her character.
This is the perfect YA fantasy to pick up if you’re on the verge of a slump or if you’re just looking for a fun read. This book was thrilling and entertaining and I can’t believe I already finished reading it. While it didn’t really end on a cliffhanger, the plot didn’t feel finished. I will be picking up the sequel right away and I recommend having a copy of the sequel if you plan on reading this book.