Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller – Spoiler Free Review

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Title: Daughter of the Pirate King
Author: 
Tricia Levenseller
Series Name: Daughter of the Pirate King
Genre: 
YA Fantasy
Publication Date: Feb 28th, 2017
Pages: 320 (Hardback)
Publishers: Orbit
Rating:

4 star

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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.

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I listened to this one on audiobook and I highly recommend it. The audiobook is really well done and I really enjoyed the narrator, Marisa Calin.

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I really like this cover! It’s not too over done and it represents the book really well. I also like the image of the woman, Alosa in the bottom. I don’t like people on covers but as this is a cartoon person I don’t mind it as it displays Alosa but without the details, so it stills allows the reader to picture Alosa how they please. I also like the blood splatter on the paper as it shows that there is some violence in the book.

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Okay, so my main issue with the writing was the lack of fantastical elements. The only thing that links this book to being fantasy is that there is talk of Sirens. Besides that I can’t remember anything else that makes this Fantasy. The world building in that regard was lacking. There may be more in this world, but as nothing about the world itself was discussed, it was seriously lacking. It just felt like an average pirate book.

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The plot wasn’t exactly action packed or surprising. It kinda went as expected and was a little predictable. The ending was a little abrupt as well. It was one of three reasons I rated it 4 stars instead of higher. I hope book 2 has a little more action and plot twists.

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I don’t wanna give any spoilers away, so I will only talk about the main character.

Alosa is a sarcastic badass. She is intelligent, cunning and determined. Oh, and did I mention she has abilities?!
My only issue with Alosa was that she was kinda up herself a little. She was extremely overconfident at times which was a little annoying. But besides that, I did enjoy her.

The relationship was one of the main reasons I gave this less than 5 stars. It felt forced and just kinda off. I don’t know what about it I didn’t like and this isn’t just because I don’t enjoy romances, it just felt weird.

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Even though I had a lot of fun reading the book and enjoyed it. It had some issues. The world development was lacking, the plot was underwhelming and the romance was weird. I really enjoyed Alosa for the most part though and the humour and sarcasm in the book was really good! I will hopefully pick up Daughter of the Siren Queen pretty soon as I want to know what else happens due to that abrupt ending.

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HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON IT?!

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2 comments

  1. Leigh · February 25, 2018

    I liked Alosa, but I agree – the romance was strange. It just didn’t work for me. The sarcasm was great, though! Love your review!!

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