Oh well done Tricia Levenseller! πŸ˜€

I randomly heard about this book via online and my dangerous bookstagram account. haha (It gets me into so much trouble with book buying and saving money…. #tbrpileissues )

Daughter of the Pirate King follows the story of Alosa who is daughter to a pirate king (go figure) and she’s captured by another competing pirate crew. Little do they know, being captured is all according to the master plan. πŸ˜‰

This is book one of a Duology and *drum roll* Daughter of the Siren Queen comes out this month! February 27th, 2018 to be more specific! (I totally pre-ordered it haha)

β€œEveryone has something dark in their past. I suppose it’s our job to overcome it. And if we can’t overcome it, then all we can do is make the most of it.”
― Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King

So when I first started the book the writing slightly threw me off. It’s very simplistic. Which is good for young adult readers, however it was disconcerting mixed with the fact that we’re reading about people getting their throats cuz and dying. (awkward…). Keep in mind this is Tricia Levenseller’s first book though and she’s finding her sea legs. Around 2-3 chapters in, the writing and pacing started to even out and the story started to grow.

Good side characters tend to draw me into a story more than the main ones. I’m not sure why exactly, but I find myself always wanting to know their stories and background. There are two side characters in this book that I am sincerely hoping we get more information on in book two. (cough Enwen cough)

β€œEven 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.”
― Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King

There’s a mild spoiler I won’t share… but you’ll figure it out fairly early in the book. (or from seeing the title of book two hahaha) Β That spoiler makes me so happy because there are so few books with this premise. I would LOVE to read more like it.

Overall Summary:

  • Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars
  • Plot: 4 Stars
  • Character Development: 3 Stars
  • Dialogue: 3 Stars
  • Writing: 3.5 Stars

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a somewhat light hearted and fun read. I feel like it’s supposed to come off more serious but really is just enjoyable. (haha) I would say this is appropriate for mid to older teens due to sexual and violent moments. It’s also a very quick read, I’d recommend it for a vacation read on the beach for sure~~

Happy Reading!

Ash

 


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