Review--Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he's under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice.

When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.








Tricia Levenseller brings an outstanding conclusion to the Daughter of the Pirate King duology with Daughter of the Siren Queen! This book totally changes the game plan for Alosa and her crew that they had started out on in the first book. Alosa learns terrifying new information that changes everything she thought she knew.

What’s great about this one is that we sort of pick up where we left off, yes time has gone by, but really nothing of note happened in the in between. Alosa and her crew track down Vordan to get his piece of the map that will lead to treasure beyond their wildest dreams, but it’s during the interrogation that Alosa conducts that she learns some most astonishing news. Her father has been lying to her for years. Alosa is sure that it’s just the lies of a captured enemy but soon she starts to look at things differently and isn’t sure what she should do.

I feel like with this book we really get to see Alosa in action and at her best. Before she was playing the role of kidnapped pirate, as she wasn’t in any way a victim in those circumstances. Alosa is back in her element and in charge of her ship surrounded by her crewmates, including a new addition, Riden. Riden has decided to join Alosa’s crew and join them in whatever adventures they plan to take.

Alosa also goes through a sort of self-discovery when it comes to using her siren powers. She notices that different things happen when she’s around Riden and she wants to figure out what it all means. If the first book was about Alosa being in tuned with her pirate side, then this book definitely has her embracing her siren heritage more, if the titles didn’t clue you in on that bit! I loved watching her embrace both sides of herself over the course of this series.

There was quite the reveal of surprises in this one! One after another it seems and it basically led us down to a race against the enemy and trying to get the upper-hand. While the action was somewhat come and go, I can say that those downtime moments did lead to other interesting things, such as more revelations, teasing moments between Alosa and Riden and much more! This book basically tore at my heart! I wasn’t expecting so much death and carnage, but I guess I should’ve kept that in mind since this is a pirate book!

What I really enjoyed about Alosa and Riden’s romance was how it was such a slow-burning sort. One moment they’re pining for each other and then the next, someone hates the other! It was definitely one of those back and forth kind of moments. But I have to say, the times when they could get along were quite toe-curling!

The ending to this one was pretty epic! More battles on the high seas, got to love a good swordfight! The action to this book was spot on! Truly felt like this was a relation to Captain Jack Sparrow that we were dealing with! Not only is Alosa talented with her sword and pistol, but she’s got such a sense of humor to her! It’s very Captain Jack like!

This is without a doubt the most perfect pirate read I’ve ever read! It might have been my first one, but it will definitely set the bar high for more pirate books in the future, should they come my way! Daughter of the Siren Queen was an epic and enjoyable as its predecessor and I couldn’t have asked for better!


Overall Rating 5/5 stars






 

2 comments:

  1. I didn't like this as much as the first book, but I did enjoy it. I wanted more of Riden and Alosa together. Hey, I like romance. I absolutely adored little Roslyn, and I want her to get her own book.

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  2. So happy to hear this one delivered! I loved the first book and I cant wait to read this one and see how the story concludes. Great review!

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