Review: Daughter of the Pirate King

daughter-pirateDaughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Daughter of the Pirate King #1
Published by Feiwel & Friends
Pub Date: February 28th 2017
Pages: 320
Format: eARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: young adult, adventure, fantasy, romance

A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.

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.

Debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.

I need more!! And I’m very excited for the sequel because there are adventures to be had. I had so much fun reading Daughter of the Pirate King, from the very first chapter! It was just the sort of pirate book I’ve always wanted to read. Alosa was a charismatic leading lady; I found her and her reasons for her actions compelling, and I just plain liked her. She kicked ass, she’s intelligent, she’s sassy, she has a complicated relationship with her father, and shehas a mostly female pirate crew. It’s SO awesome!


I really liked Kearan and Ehren as part of the crew who kidnapped her; and I want to know more about Draxen, the lost treasure map, etc. I also loved the tension Alosa had with Riden and thought the romance was very well done; it wasn’t rushed and it was sprinkled throughout the story. Their banter was great. This book was violent, swashbuckling, adventurous, with hints of mystery and romance and fantastical elements. For me the only downside was the tendency to have short infodumpy paragraphs but it’s a debut so that’s forgivable. This was entertaining in every sense and is a must read for pirate fans!

anne-bonney      rain-kiss

Is Daughter of the Pirate King on your TBR? Are there any other historical fantasy or pirate books I should check out? Let me know!

10 thoughts on “Review: Daughter of the Pirate King

  1. Jessie says:

    I should have known that you would pick the best gifs for a review of this! So very Morgan, lol.

    I ALSO NEED MORE. I need sequelS. Not just one. MULTIPLE. I need so many stories of Alosa being smarter than everyone else and becoming Queen of the Seas. Also on board the ship for Riden/Alosa! Their banter made my shipper heart happy.


  2. Shealea says:

    Oh my god. This sounds unbelievably awesome! A kickass female pirate? Count me in.

    Wonderful review!

    ‪As promised on Twitter, I’m hopping from blog to blog to leave these behind: 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻‬

    ‪Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch


  3. Laura says:

    Your gif game is always SO ON POINT. *iz jealous*

    Not gonna lie, this review also convinced me to check it out, stat. I wasn’t too excited about the jacket summary, but your excitement, enthusiasm, and review have pretty much convinced me this’ll be worth my time 🙂


  4. Cait @ Paper Fury says:

    THIS MAKES ME SOOO EXCITED!! I’m going to order this one when it comes out *flails* I love pirates and the fact that it’s sassy and badass as well just makes my life.😍


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