Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #1
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 28, 2017
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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!!!