Review: Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

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Review: Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia LevensellerDaughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #2
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 27, 2018
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Source: the publisher
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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.

I loved loved LOVED this book! It was just as good as the first book, if not better. I love this cast of characters and this world, and I’m sad to say goodbye. But I enjoyed going on this adventure with them so much – it’s hard to even put my thoughts and feelings into words.

Alosa was suuuper stubborn in the beginning, and I kinda wanted to smack the silly out of her at times, but I still adored her. I LOVED seeing more of her Siren side in this book. I wish we could have seen more yet, but it was still very cool.

Riden was just as adorable and cocky and hilarious in this book as the first. He went through a LOT of conflict and character growth, and I’m really happy with where his story ended.

I still shipped Alosa and Riden hard, but I wanted to see more of their relationship. I’m very satisfied with where things ended for them, don’t get me wrong – it holds the promise of more. But I wanted to SEE the “more.”

Two of my favorite secondary characters were Niridia and Mandsy. They’re kick-ass pirates and loyal friends. And they had some hilarious lines/moments.

The deaths in this book hit me like a punch to the gut. These characters are so incredible and so real that I felt their deaths just as deeply as Alosa did.

The writing definitely improved from book one to book two. As I mentioned in my review of the first book, the writing in Daughter of the Pirate King was a bit stilted and awkward. There was a LOT of improvement in Daughter of the Siren Queen.

The ending was sooooooo satisfying. I’m still sad to be leaving this world and these characters, but it was an incredible ending. I can’t wait to see what Tricia Levenseller does next!

I HIGHLY recommend this book to those who enjoyed the first book – you WON’T be disappointed with this incredible sequel! I’d also recommend it to those who love all things sirens, pirates (in general), Pirates of the Carribean, and kick-ass female heroines.


Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia LevensellerDaughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #1
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 28, 2017
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover
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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.

I HATE myself for not reading this incredible book sooner! It was EPIC BEYOND WORDS! The plot and world were intriguing and entertaining. The characters were amazing – some of my favorite characters ever!!! I loved them and their relationships SO MUCH. So this review will mostly be about how epic they were.

Alosa was SO sassy. She has a fiery temper and a very sarcastic, dry sense of humor. She’s witty and clever and strong and stubborn and I could go on and on. She’s definitely ranking up there with Feyre, Alina, Celaena, Inej, Audrey Rose and – most recently – Odessa.

Riden was ridiculously hilarious, arrogant and cocky. I don’t think we were supposed to like or trust him in the beginning, but I 100% adored him from the second we met him.

I ship Alosa and Riden so hard, I can’t even put it into words. They are, without a doubt, in my Top Five Favorite Couples list, right up there with Feyre & Rhys, Alyssa & Morpheus, and Audrey Rose & Creswell. Their hilarious banter was absolute my favorite part of the book. I LIVED for the sass and snarl of their back-and-forth’s.

I really liked Enwen, even though we probably weren’t supposed to, since he was “with the enemy.” But he was kinder than some of the other pirates, and smarter than he let on. Plus, him being so superstitious was kinda cute.

Other characters I loved who deserve honorable mentions: Niridia, Mandsy, Sorinda, Zimah.

And then there’s the bad guys.. Man, did I despise Draxen and his crew (excluding Riden and Enwen, of course). And Theris and Vordan were EVIL beyond words. I’m still conflicted on how I feel about the Pirate King, though. He’s obviously not a nice guy, but there was something about him… I kind of want to learn more about him and his past. I can’t explain why, it’s just a weird feeling I have about him.

The only negative I encountered with this book was the writing. At times, it felt a bit stilted and awkward, but it wasn’t enough to be annoying or affect my enjoyment of the book. And I enjoyed literally everything else about this book, so it’s still a 5-star read!

So, yeah.. Overall, I loved this book SO MUCH, I’m sure my review was a babble-fest of fangirl. I could really kick myself for not reading it sooner, except now I have the sequel in my possession and can binge them soooooo, maybe things DO happen for a reason!

I definitely highly recommend this book for fans of pirates (in general), Pirates of the Carribean, and kick-ass female heroines. I’m anxious to see what will happen to these beloved characters in the next book! And I can’t wait to see what Tricia Levenseller writes in the future!!!