Monday, January 1, 2018

Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King

Author: Tricia Levenseller
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Series: Daughter of the Pirate King # 1

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.

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

“Even a man who’s spent his whole life at sea has reason to fear her when she’s angry. But not I. I sleep soundly. Listening to her music. The sea watches over me. She protects her own.”

“Oh, the ridiculous things one has to do when one is a pirate.” 

What a way to start off 2018! I am an avid lover of the Pirates movie collection and have been really looking for some swashbuckling reads lately to ease the fact that no more Pirates movies will be released. I have watched and read several reviews of this novel and thought I would give it a try since the main character Alosa was described as a “female Capitan Jack Sparrow”, and I must say that I agree one hundred and twenty-five percent. Alosa is fierce and will definitely be one of my favorite female characters of the year. The book is action-packed right from the first page and much of this action follows Alosa – she kicks anyone’s butt in her path, but what makes this so great is that she is a believable character. Levenseller has given readers a character with a past, and a rough one at that, that allows them to understand just why Alosa is so brutal!

It is obvious that our author, Tricia Levenseller, is a fan of the Pirates movies just like many of us, but that is not to say that this book is a reimaging of those movies. This story is original and completely unique. When I first picked up the book I was worried that I would not enjoy a story that was told aboard a pirate’s ship the entire time but there is never a dull moment. I am usually not an action/adventure reader, unless it is done well. I find myself skipping over those parts in many books that I read – but NOT THIS ONE! Alosa is my new best friend and if I am being completely honest I read this book in anticipation for its companion release at the end of February not knowing just how much I would love this story.

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh this is good! I still need to read it even though I obtained a copy last year, but then I thought I might wait and binge it with the sequel/companion later on! Better for my poor addled memory that way! Lol!

    But wait, what?! There isn't going to be another Pirates movies?!! I was under the impression that there would be 1 more! That was the plan I remembered reading about after the first trilogy ended! And I mean come ON!! That scene AFTER the credits of the latest can they not EXPLAIN it all?! Ohhh...this is going to grate on my nerves!! Much like every book series that gets cancelled! Errg!! IMDB still has a page up which I know means nothing since for years Goodreads kept up book info on a book that will never exist...sob!! If nothing comes from this in another year or two, I'm tracking down those writers and asking them what they had in store! Lol!

    But back to books...GREAT review! I cannot wait to read this one!!