Friday, April 14, 2017

ARC Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Book info:
TitleDaughter of the Pirate King
Author:  Tricia Levenseller
Series:   Daughter of the Pirate King #1
Genre:  YA Historical Fantasy, Pirates
Published:  February 28th, 2017
Source:  E-galley from Edelweiss
My rating:  5 stars

Okay, I just realized that I never actually posted a review for this book that I loved so much!  It is one of my staff recommendations at the bookstore where I work currently, so I did a tiny blurb to recommend it, but I  never posted one on my blog.  Well, I can tell you this, it was such a good book!  While it was mainly about pirates, which makes it seem kind of historical, it was really a lot of fantasy, as there are actual Sirens in it, and the main character has some of those abilities, she can sing to get men to do what she wants.  

But she's not just part Siren, her dad is king of the pirates, or so he calls himself.  It seems there are some other pirates who want to claim that title for themselves.  So Alosa, his daughter, sets out to get herself kidnapped, so that she can spy on these other pirates, find a map, and also hopefully lead them way off track of finding her father.  Of course, Alosa is also a very good pirate in her own right, and so there is a lot she must do in order to seem like someone that would be an actual prisoner.  She uses her skills to sneak out of the cell where they're keeping her on the enemy's ship, and then she is able to sneak around and see if she can find what she's looking for.  Only, one of the pirate brothers that is in charge of the ship that has taken her hostage seems to see past her fake plans.  Not only that, the two of them clash, and are definitely attracted to each other.  

In the end there is even one more traitor that will cause everyone to have to figure out who they can and can't trust, as well as changing plans to help her father get what he wants.  But the feelings that may come between Alosa and Riden, (the pirate brother), can only serve to cause them so much turmoil in their end game plans.  It is such a fun ride though, just reminded me so much of the first Pirate of the Caribbean movies.  And the ending, well it ends in a way that you're left on the edge of your seat, so excited for the sequel.  As I mentioned, I highly recommend this one!