on February 28th 2017
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.
Pirates aren’t really a big sell for me, but I figured what the hell, I might as well try this book out. I’m so glad I did! Daughter of the Pirate King was exhilarating, hilarious, and fun!
The characters – Alosa is quite frankly, amazing. She’s so funny, chaotic and resourceful, and has a big ego. Alosa’s clever and knows exactly how to push people’s buttons, and I loved when she pushed Riden’s, because he pushed right back. Riden is one of her sexy “captors” and I loved seeing the two of them snipe back-and-forth. The tension between these two pirates was electric. So lusty. There’s also a handful of secondary characters I enjoyed, like Kearnan, who I’m really interested in learning more about in the book(s) to come.
The setting – left something to be desired. The majority of the book takes place on the open sea, which obviously makes sense, because this book is about pirates, but I still would have liked more information about the sea’s location, the surrounding continents, islands, its’ people. Is it located in our world or another? I hope the author gives us more details in book two.
The pacing – was great! Daughter of the Pirate King is a quick, action-packed read that flows smoothly.
Overall, minus the lack of setting details, I really enjoyed this book. I’ve already ordered book two from my local library.
People are comparing Alosa to Jack Sparrow, which yes, I can understand why, because they’re both hilarious, reckless, and get themselves out of nearly-impossible binds. But they’re also very different. Jack is always doing random stuff and hoping for a good outcome, and Alosa is calculated and equipped with some… unique abilities that often tip the outcome in her favor.