I received this ARC from Publisher for free 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 by Tricia Levenseller
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 28th 2017
Source: ARC from Publisher
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.
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller is a fun read with a fierce, independent lady main character. Yup. I am here for that! Here are a few of my favorite bits:
- Historical Fiction: I love me some historical fiction. I especially loved that this one was so much fun! I know I already used that word to describe it but it just fits. Fun, fun, fun.
- Pirates: I have read few, if any, pirate books. Why are there not more? I loved that aspect of this one. Life at sea and the quirkiness of the different sailors… so enjoyable to read about.
- Smart Heroine: My favorite part, of course! Alosa is pretty much the best. I loved learning to know more about her and the way she was raised. Throughout the book she is capable and fierce, but also vulnerable and unsure. I loved that we see both sides and it doesn’t mean she isn’t strong!
- Swoons: There are certainly some romantic bits and I just loved them. I had such a crush on the love interest. It’s very clear the main characters are keeping secrets from each other but I was still rooting for them.
The only thing that I didn’t love was the ending! I didn’t realize this was the first of a series when I went into it an wished I would have. But that’s just me being oblivious… not a flaw in the book.
Basically this is just a fun and compulsively readable story!