If you have a great love for adventure, romance, and fantasy all thrown into one you’ll definitely want to get your hands on “Daughter of the Pirate King” by Tricia Levenseller! Read below to find out 8 other reasons you should put this on your TBR pile ASAP!
I don’t know why, but there’s something enticing about reading a book with pirates in them. Maybe it’s the super cool pirate lingo or “pirate law”…
2. TREASURE MAPS
The main plot of the whole story is that the main character, Princess Alosa, needs to find a hidden treasure map aboard another pirate ship to attain for her father’s use (to gain more treasure obviously). Treasure maps pretty much entail that there will be pillaging and adventure on the horizon. What’s not to love about that?
3. HANDSOME FIRST MATE
So there might be a good looking first mate aboard the Night Farer and he’ll absolutely make you swoon with his perfect aim of a pistol. He’s also got a cocky attitude, but don’t let that fool ya. He has a softer side to him that he doesn’t let on right away.
4. LADY PIRATE FIGHTING SKILLS
Princess Alosa isn’t your average princess after all. She’s been trained her entire life how to kill and threaten, all without the feelings of guilt. Women also have an advantage of hiding things in their pretty dresses so there’s always that.
5. SIRENS AWAIT
I cannot tell you how freaking excited I was to know there would be sirens in this book. I hardly ever read about them in novels (hence me having them in my own story). I’m glad that they’re becoming more of a popular fantasy sea creature because honestly mermaids are always overdone, not that I have anything against them – I’ll read about them any day. It’s nice to have something refreshing and new to take in.
6. LOTS OF SCHEMING
Hey, it’s kind of expected with the pirates and all you know? Although it’s a short novel and I read this all in one afternoon, they have a few twists and turns that you won’t see coming. I absolutely love when the author can surprise me in ways I wasn’t expecting. We all know there are many books out there we love, but see the turn of events coming from miles away. The first person point of view helps add to this element and I am totally okay with this.
Although this was a shorter novel for me to finish (I read it in an afternoon) it was beautifully written and was long enough to give you time to fall in love with some of the main characters – okay, so a few characters I should say. Some others you’ll find yourself hating with a passion, but hey that’s what the antagonists are for, right?
I absolutely love when an author writes a good backstory. You learn a lot about the relationship between Princess Alosa and her Pirate King father. They didn’t exactly have a heart to heart kind of relationship, but this shows why Princess Alosa grew up to kick some serious @$$. She went through many physical, mental, and emotional tests to become the strong young woman she is now. They also go into details about her mother, but I am going to stop myself there as to not give away any spoilers. Although, if you look into the sequel which is set to release February 27th, 2018 – the title is pretty much a spoiler from the get go so try not to look it up I guess? Haha!
Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars
I would have given this a full 5 stars if there had been a little more action during the scenes when Princess Alosa was held captive aboard the ship, but other than that I have no complaints! So buy this book or put your request in for it at your local library so you can read it ASAP!!!
Here’s the synopsis:
“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.”
~Tricia Levenseller, “Daughter of the Pirate King”
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