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Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Title: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1) by Tricia Levenseller

Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends

Publication Date: February 28, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Length: 311 pages

Buddy Read: Jenna @Bookmark Your Thoughts & Lauren @Narrative Paradise

Synopsis:

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 was a buddy read with two other amazing Book Bloggers Jenna and Lauren, they are both linked above you so should check them out, they are both amazing.

This had been on my TBR since it came out, and I just never seem to get around to reading it, I sometimes just forgot it was there. I ended enjoying this book, and I’d disappointed that I didn’t pick it up sooner.

The one issue that I had with the writing is that I feel that the story suffered from the lack of Ridan’s perspective, I feel like it could have benefited from it because I was left feeling that I was missing half of the story. One thing I would like to mention is some of the language and things that occur in this book. There were some scenes where there were rape threats made, and to some people that may have been an issue for them and I completely understand. Since this story was about Pirate’s, and one of them being a female pirate, I wasn’t completely surprised by it being in the story.

I found the plot to be very fast-paced, and I was constantly intrigued, but I wish something more could have happened, I felt like not much did. Though the plot did introduce some things that I do wish would have been more explored, and I wish the magic system would have been explained in more depth.

The characters were great, I enjoyed getting to know the two main characters, Alonsa and Ridan, but I wish that we could have learned more. There was something about Alonsa that was revealed at one point in the book (which the title of the next book is a bit of a spoiler for) and I wish they had been revealed differently than it was. I didn’t feel like we got to know Ridan as much as I would have liked, I would like to see this remedied in the next book.

Even though I ended up liking the characters individually I had a hard time getting behind their relationship, I didn’t understand why the characters were interesting in each other, I didn’t feel any chemistry between them.

In the end, I found this to be a very entertaining novel that I found myself reading very quickly, and I had a hard time putting it down once I picked it up. The end was a bit of an issue for me, I didn’t love everything that happened, and I feel like there was no build-up for some of the things that happened, some of which seem to come out of the blue.

This book was overall a very enjoyable read, and I do plan on reading the sequel relatively soon, and I’m looking forward to reading more of Tricia Levenseller’s books in the future.

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

  1. I’m really glad the three of us did this buddy read! I can’t wait to do our discussion post!

    I agree with wanting Riden’s perspective more. There definitely would’ve been more value added story wise with his POV, especially since we get very minimal with Alosa for A LOT of it.

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