Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) – Tricia Levenseller

5 stars

Title: Daughter of the Pirate King
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date:  February 28th 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance

Summary:

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.

Review:

This book was so so so good. I finished this in 24 hours, and let’s be honest, every book (with more than 300 pages) that I finish in 24 hours or less deserves 5 stars. I just can’t even pretend to not like it (not that I ever do that). It really was that good. It was written so well, the characters were great and it was fast paced but with an eye for detail!

Let’s start at the beginning. Alosa is a bad ass pirate girl, and the daughter of the pirate KING. She always has everything under control, it doesn’t matter what kind of situation she’s in. For real she doesn’t seem to be impressed by anything. Sometimes it really seemed a bit far stretched, she got out of the most unbelievable of situations. But I have to admit that it was really entertaining.

This story sets such a good base for the next book in the series. I’m so curious as to what will happen next! Sometimes when you read the first book in a series you ask yourself what the next book will bring. But, with this book it’s pretty clear where the next book will go. I’m pretty sure the next book will be awesome and more bad ass.

Aaaah forbidden romance. I love forbidden romances so much more than love triangle. Love triangles are almost always icky and agonisingly slow. There wasn’t too many romance in this book, obviously this had to stay an adventurous story and to much romance would delay this too much. But it wasn’t too much of a slow burner either, which is a good thing because I had it with slow burning romances lately.

One tiny point of critique though, all the really bad guys in the stories where really uncomplicated. We had torturers and rapers and those were all described as completely stupid. The only explanation that was given for their weird and extreme behaviour was “they’re pirates”. It obviously didn’t ruin the book for me, because I obviously loved it! But I like villains clever and with their own background story.

I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO BE KING TO READ THE NEXT BOOK!!

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