Daughter Of The Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller | Book Review

Daughter Of The Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller is one of those books that popped up on my radar totally unexpectedly. I mean, I was not even aware of it until this Netgalley email came in that boiled down to – YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK. Far be it from me to resist hype. Also? I just really, really love books about pirates. Straight up, if you like the Jacky Faber books, you’re going to really enjoy Daughter Of The Pirate King. Although, the main character of this book is quite a bit more refined than Jacky.

Daughter Of The Pirate King begins with immediate action. Alosa, the protagonist, is on a ship that is getting captured by another pirate. She fights hard, but is at an impasse when the other pirate’s crew begin slicing throats one by one. When Alosa’s best friend is threatened, she turns herself in. Now Alosa is on board Draxen’s ship. Draxen is the son of one of the pirate lords, FYI.

As it turns out, Alosa has a plan in mind and what just happened in those opening pages is flipped, turned upside down. And so, Alosa, whose dad is king of the pirates, begins her search of Draxen’s ship for a piece of a map to a legendary island containing riches beyond imagination.

Alosa’s character might seem too clever to be true. However, let’s be realistic here. She’s a woman on a ship surrounded by men. Most underestimate her and she takes advantage of that. Furthermore, she is her father’s daughter and has had practice with these types of situations. Also, Alosa has an ace up her sleeve which leant an interesting avenue for this book to take. I definitely enjoyed reading from Alosa’s point of view and totally found myself cheering every time she got out of one mess or another.

Of course, acting in concert with but also sometimes as a foil to Alosa is the first mate, Riden. Riden is Draxen’s little brother. Unlike Draxen, he is not unnecessarily cruel. Riden finds Alosa to be a bit of a pain in the ass. However, the two have this slow burn between them and of course, we know romance is going to happen. And goodness, when it did, IT WAS AWESOME. I definitely thought the romance in Daughter Of The Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller was well worth the price of admission. As you read, you can’t help but ship Riden and Alosa. There’s chemistry and balance between the two.

Tricia Levenseller is a debut author, and wow does she have a winner on her hands. Daughter Of The Pirate King is a fast paced adventure set on the high seas. There are spades of interesting characters, twists, and turns. Alosa is the kind of character who I can’t wait to spend another book with. There is going to be a sequel. However, this book does resolve a few things so I am not too aggravated at any cliffhangers or anything. Plus, I cannot wait for more Riden and Alosa. In all, this is one debut you absolutely won’t want to just ignore.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. Excellent review!! I loved this book too, it was so much fun from the very beginning. So much adventure! Alosa was an awesome MC, and maybe I should have but I didn’t expect the turn her story took. And the roooomance! Super well done. I’m clamoring for the sequel but like you said, no cliffhangers at least 🙂
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  2. I saw this and I really wanted to read it, but with my TBR list a mile long I wanted to wait for a review first. I am so glad this book was enjoyable, I’ll be trying to fit this into my TBR list somewhere.

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