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Daughter of the Pirate King Book Review

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“Oh, the ridiculous things one has to do when one is a pirate.”
― Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King

About this book:

Being the Pirate King’s daughter isn’t easy, especially when he sends you on a nearly impossible mission.

Seventeen year old Alosa allows herself to be captured by the pirate brothers, Draxen and Riden. Her mission is to find the third, missing piece of a treasure map left to the brothers by their pirate father before he died. The complete map will lead Alosa’s father to the Isla de Canta, “An island heaped with untold treasure and protected by its magical occupants, the sirens.”

Problems arise when the map’s nowhere to be found, and Alosa finds herself falling for the younger brother, Riden. Things get even more complicated when she and Riden are kidnapped by a third party who wants the map and Alosa’s unique abilities for himself.

What I loved:

I love a good, pirate tale. I’ve watched the Pirates of the Caribbean movies so many times I can almost repeat the lines word for word. 🙂 The Daughter of the Pirate King was fun, action packed, and a fast read.

“I’m a pirate,” I remind him.
“Yes. I just can’t figure out if you’re a good pirate or a really good pirate.”
― Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King

What I didn’t love:

Alosa was the perfect pirate. She was cold, ruthless, cunning, and extremely driven.

I think the thing that really threw me off about her character was the lack of vulnerability. I love a strong, main character, but I think even a strong character needs a little bit of vulnerability to make them relatable, to make them human.

Her character did become a little more well-rounded toward the end of the book.

“Lass, you’ve the face of an angel but the tongue of a snake.”

― Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King

Let me sum up:

If you’re looking for a fun, pirate adventure to kick-start your summer, than this book is for you. I’ll definitely be reading book two when it comes out. 🙂

“I live on the cusp of two worlds, trying desperately to fit into one.”
― Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King

What’s on your TBR pile?

About Britta Valentine

saved by grace, writer of young adult fiction, and drinker of copious amounts of coffee

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