Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father’s justice.
When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.
Review: 5 Stars
As soon as I finished Daughter of the Pirate King I had to pick up this sequel right away. The plot from the previous book carries over to this book. In Daughter of the Pirate King Alosa finds one of three maps, and in this installment Alosa and her crew are on the hunt for the treasure the three maps lead to. In the first book Alosa is intentionally kidnapped on an enemy pirate ship, but in this book she is on her own ship as the captain of her own crew. I was very excited to get to know the Ava-lee’s crew and see what Alosa was like as a captain. I also knew from the events in the previous book that there would be sirens in this installment, so I was really excited to start reading Daughter of the Siren Queen.
This book lived up to all my expectations and was somehow even better than the previous book. I knew that Alosa would be with her own crew, but I didn’t realize just how much I would love those characters. The crew is really a found family and the majority of the crew is female and they’re all fierce and badass. There is a real sisterhood vibe and I couldn’t help but love the entire crew. There were several characters that just grabbed my heart though, like Mandsy, Sorinda and especially little Roslyn. They were all full of personality and spirit and really added an extra element to this book that the first book didn’t have.
The plot to this book was also more interesting than in the previous book. In Daughter of the Pirate King Alosa is just searching for the map on an enemy ship and the plot focuses mainly on the romance. But in this book they are headed to an island full of sirens for the treasure on that island. I loved that Alosa’s siren side was a much bigger part of the story in this installment. I also loved how the sirens were shown, which made me so happy because in the past I have found every siren and mermaid book to be disappointing. The powers Alosa had were all explained well and I loved just how vicious the sirens could be. There were many bumps along the way that made the journey incredibly exciting and made it hard to set this book down. There were twists and turns which kept me on my toes, but also completely changed the direction of the plot for the better.
Alosa and Riden’s romance is still at the center of the book, but unlike the first book it isn’t the primary focus of the plot. Riden and Alosa’s relationship really grew in this novel and it really felt romantic and emotional. The chemistry between the two of them just poured off the page, but despite no longer being on opposite sides they still had barriers in the way of their relationship. They both struggled with being vulnerable with each other and throughout the book they slowly grew to trust one another. Riden really struggled with seeing Alosa as a siren and Alosa struggled with her pride and asking for his help. The romance is once again written so well, and the banter made it so much fun.
Daughter of the Siren Queen was a thrilling pirate adventure about a loyal crew chasing treasure. It was hard to set down and so much fun to read. This installment was even better than the first because there were sirens, a found family crew and a hunt for treasure. I love Tricia Levenseller’s writing and plan on reading everything that she ever writes. If you enjoy enemies to lovers romance, sea adventures, found family and banter I highly recommend this series!