Alex’s Review of “Daughter of the Pirate King” by Tricia Levenseller
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“Ok, so I didn’t plan on reading this book. I had a whole plan in place for this month and this wasn’t on it. However, Kayla was raving about it so much that I had to read it immediately.” – Alex
Title: Daughter of the Pirate King
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Page Count: 320
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
“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.”
Overall Rating and Review Blurb
Book Review for “Daughter of the Pirate King”
Readability: 5 out of 5 Tree Stars
“Daughter of the Pirate King” started off in the middle of a bunch of action and fighting. However, I was never lost in what was going on nor did I think that Tricia Levenseller was throwing us into this story blindly. As the narrator, Alosa did a great job of explaining exactly what was going on when we started out our journey with their pirate ship being under attack and how it was all part of a bigger plan.
Plot: 4 out of 5 Tree Stars
In the end, there were a couple of predictable parts to the book. However, I don’t think it took away from the entire story. I was sucked in from the beginning and only ended up getting three hours of sleep on a workday. The story was so good and I needed to see how if Alosa would ever find the treasure that she was looking for.
Characters: 5 out of 5 Tree Stars
I found Alosa to be a wonderful female protagonist. She was strong-willed and knew exactly what she wanted. On a ship full of male pirates, she never backed down or feared them. She was quick-witted and it worked in her favor, most of the time, in her game of cat and mouse.
“When fancy strikes, a man gets this notion in his mind that everything a woman does is for him.”
I was here for the romance in this book. Riden was so cute and I couldn’t get over him. I would love to see a whole book, just from his point of view because I think it would be hilarious. The tension between Alosa and Riden was always there and I hope it continues to be just as good in the second book.
Wow Factor: 5 out of 5 Tree Stars
“Lass, you’ve the face of an angel but the tongue of a snake.”
This book not only featured pirates but also talked about sirens. I can’t say that I have read a lot of books about sirens, so it was a nice change of pace compared to your everyday dragon or mermaid. I have a feeling we will get to explore more about the sirens as the story continues to the next book.
I finished this book in one night and don’t regret the lack of sleep I got since the story was really enjoyable. It was that good. It left me wanting more and I need to know how it will end. While I haven’t read the second book yet, I purchased it right after I finished the first book. Amazon is both a blessing and a curse with those one-click purchases.