Rating: 4/5 teacups!
“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.
In Daughter of the Pirate King, debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.”
This book was all over Instagram and everyone was absolutely raving about it. So of course I had to just order it from my library and 24 hours later, it arrived. If you’ve been keeping up with my Insta, you will have seen that I have been drowning in books as of late so I have so many to read. But I put them all on hold so I could complete this one quickly. I read it in about 2 hours.
Overall it was highly entertaining.
It was really a good story and very entertaining. I loved that the main character, Alosa, was so strong and determined. The fact that it was about pirates was wonderful as well. It’s a good summer read because who doesn’t love a good pirate story in the summer? Reading about pirates, within books, is generally rare as everything is about zombies, vampires and angels in these kind of novels. So having something more angled towards the sea was a nice change!
Alosa was a little too strong and didn’t have enough flaws.
It did bother me and that she was so stronger than all of these much larger pirates, and she was like 17 or something. It was a little unrealistic with that, which of course made sense later when you find out what she actually was (read it to find out as I am not spoiling it for you!). But until that point, I was just like “how is this little girl able to kick ass. Like no way!” There were also a few moments within the book of some simple writing language, which bothered me a bit. I can’t remember where exactly but it was like the writing style just declined suddenly and the sentences became simple. But then it went back to the original writing style. I had to keep reminding myself that it was definitely written for middle aged YA.
The romance made the story good!
This was a romance story and apparently some people didn’t really love that aspect of it, or so I heard from people on Insta, but I did quite like it. It made the story what it was. Without the romance between Alosa and Riden the story would have been so dull and boring. The little spats that the two of them had really harked back to Pirates of the Carribean and the kind of things going on there.
Fast paced ending.
I did feel the ending kind of moved fast though. There is another book scheduled to come out next year, which will clarify some of the open ends that were left, but the book came to such a quick ending. It was like they were in the middle of nowhere looking for the Pirate King and then suddenly the King had found them and then it was just over. Like bam, bam, bam. Not that that is necessarily a problem and it won’t bother most people, but I always like there to be a little more of a deep story. With the whole build up, I was really expecting some massive pirate battle. But alas, I was not rewarded with that kind of booty. Just an empty chest.
However the story was very enjoyable and I will be checking out the next book when it comes out next year. I absolutely loved the cover, which was one reason I had to check it out, and it was a nice fluffy read and when the second book comes out, I will be re-reading the series (as you always do!) Let me know your thoughts.
I give this book 4 out of 5 teacups.