Alex’s Review of “Daughter of the Pirate King” by Tricia Levenseller

About Alex’s Review of “Daughter of the Pirate King” on The Book Brontosaurus

“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


Book Information:

Title: Daughter of the Pirate King
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Page Count: 320
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Summary:
“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

5 Tree Star Rating
This story gets 4.75 Tree Stars from me.
A fast paced adventure on the high seas.

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

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