Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller33643994

Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #1

Published: February 28, 2017

Rating: 3.5/5

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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.

This book was so hard for me to attempt to review because I found it so addicting but there were so many little things that took away some of the enjoyment for me.

I loved Alosa, she reminded me a lot of Celaena from Throne of Glass and sassy heroines are my favorite. Similarly, I enjoyed the love interest Riden. He was sensitive and clever even though surrounded by horrible people, he didn’t seem to let them bother him.

After such a strong first half, the second half of the book really let me down. The amount of times Alosa “escaped” confinement started to feel a little ridiculous. Everything started to feel a little too convenient with the plot. The last few chapters helped to redeem the ending, with a few twists that had me anxious for the sequel. However, one of the supposed “big surprises” of the book was completely spoiled by the title of the sequel! That proved a little disappointing for me.

Overall, it was such a quick and fun read – perfect for a day at the beach which is where i read almost the entire book. I’ll definitely be picking up the sequel soon!