“I am me because I choose to be me. I am what I want. Some people say you have to find yourself. Not I. I believe we create ourselves to be what we want.”
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.
Oh man, I love this book so much. I absolutely love being able to write reviews like this. Daughter of the Pirate King had been on my shelf for quite a while and I was told by a friend recently to read it immediately due to how good it was. I posted a picture of this book on my stories on Instagram upon beginning to read it and I had an influx of messages telling me how good this duology was. I was not disappointed.
I loved everything about this book, particularly the writing style. I found Daughter of the Pirate King so easy to read and get through. The writing style is so engaging and to the point. Whilst you learn the world and the characters throughout, information is given to you on a need to know basis with really captured my interest from start to finish. I hate info dumping in fantasy books but Tricia Levenseller certainly didn’t adopt this in her writing style.
THE CHARACTERS. Man I love the characters so much. They are so so wonderful. Alosa is an absolutely babe, a strong and sassy babe. She is everything I want from a female protagonist. From page one I was routing for her up until the very end. Does she always make the right decisions? No. Did I find myself trying to shout at her through the pages? Yes. Do I still love her? Obviously. I dont like romance, if you read my reviews you will know this. However the relationship in this I was 100% behind and routing for. I love how raw and forbidden that it is. To me, it didn’t feel forced in any shape of form. I found myself looking forward to scenes in which Riden and Alosa were together, the banter, the hatred and the love just made me want more and more.
The pacing of this book was practically perfect. Yes perfect. There wasn’t a lull in the middle where not a lot was going on, like there is in many fantasy books. I feel like Tricia Levenseller really got to the point, gave action where needed, information where needed and didn’t create unnecessary scenes just in order to fill pages. 311 pages is perfect for this book and kept my interest throughout.
Upon finishing this book I immediately ordered the second book and I cannot wait to read it!