Friday, December 30, 2016

Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levensellar

A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.

If you want something done right . . .

When the ruthless pirate king learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows there's only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the ship, confident in her ability to overcome any obstacle. After all, who's going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell? Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it's down to a battle of wits and will . . . . Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?

Debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.

My Thoughts: 
I loved that this book was from a female pirate's POV.  The book was interesting and a fun read.  Alosa was not your typical female character.  Not once she plat the damsel in distress.  She was witty and smart.  I loved her strength and tenacity.  She has many secrets and does a good job of hiding them.  I can't wait to read more about her in the next installment.  Riden was wonderfully complicated.  I like characters that have some dimension to them and he did not disappoint.  He was conflicted and loyal.  He and Alosa had great banter that kept the story entertaining.  Some things I'd like to learn in the next book or books are about both of their pasts; such as how did Alosa get to be in her father's custody and what really happened to Riden's father.  Any reader looking for a fun and adventurous story will love this book.  
P.S.  I hope they do a better cover to do this book justice.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

Recommended for reader's 16 & up.
Mild to moderate sexual and adult content.

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