I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1) by Tricia Levenseller
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 28th 2017
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Pirates, Young Adult
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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.
This book kind of came out of nowhere for me. I initially noticed it for the cover. It was moody and badass so I mentally added Daughter of the Pirate King to my TBR. Then ALL OF A SUDDEN, my Goodreads and Twitter feeds started blowing up with mentioned of how addictive and fun of a read it was. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy from the publisher (Thanks, Fierce Reads!!) so I pulled it from my TBR tower and dove right in. I was eager to see what all the excitement was about and if it really was as amazing as everyone was saying it was. So, was it? Keep reading for my answer. But first, as always, check out the epic mood board I created to get you in the piratey mood! YES, I said piratey and YES it’s word. At least it is now.
It didn’t take me long to figure out that Daughter of the Pirate King was in fact just as good as I had heard! It manages to check off all the boxes you want when looking for an additive read filled with action, adventure and some swoons. I absolutely loved the main character, Alosa. She’s sassy, feisty…and STRONG, and I loved her from the moment I met her. It’s so refreshing to have a heroine who literally does NOT need anyone else to help her do the damn thing. Alosa is fully capable and fully prepared to take on her mission…and kick ass while she does it. I also loved her sense of humor and her snark. The banter she has with a certain swoony pirate is what dreams are made of. I couldn’t get enough of these two and their constant bickering. It was pure, tropey heaven and I want more.
There’s a pretty fantastic twist towards the end of the book, and although I kind of saw it coming, I absolutely loved it. Said twist brought the story full circle and sets the stage for the second book. So, my suggestion? Get your pretty little hands on this book as soon as you can and dive right in!
IF you’re looking for a completely addictive read featuring scheming pirates, secret missions, nail biting adventure and heart eyes…you need this book in your life. Read it now and thank me later!