Apr 24, 2018

Review--Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

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.

I so wasn't expecting Tricia Levenseller's debut, Daughter of the Pirate King to be a one day read! But man those pages just kept flying by and all when I was still getting over the remains of a cold! This is most definitely a read for fans of Pirates of the Caribbean franchise! Particularly the first movie when Captain Jack Sparrow was at his best! Alosa reminds me of a female teenage Jack because she was just that snarky and I loved her for it all!

Alosa is the daughter of the pirate king, as you might have guessed, and her father has always been willing to use whatever means necessary to get what he wants, including his own daughter. But Alosa loves her father...in her own way and doing something for him is a matter of duty. So when she must allow herself to be kidnapped by an enemy pirate lord in order to find a piece of a map that will lead to untold treasures she doesn't even blink an eye.

Though Alosa was expecting an older captain like her father, she's surprised to find that his teenage sons are running things. They can't be more than a year or two older than herself. Draxen is what you'd expect from a pirate, vicious, cruel, cold, and completely selfish. He plans to use Alosa as a bargaining chip to her father to get the location to his treasure trove. Alosa knows her father would never give up that information so she uses her time as a prisoner to search the ship for the piece of map that should be there, according to her father. What she didn't expect was for Riden, Draxen's younger brother to be so annoyingly charming.

Riden and Alosa start off with an odd relationship of prisoner and prison guard. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's a Stockholm Syndrome situation as Alosa put herself deliberately in her position. She planned for everything almost, except not being able to find the map in a timely manner. Or for Riden himself for that matter. Riden and Alosa go through the entertaining round of bantering. Alosa is quick witted and I loved that about her. She doesn't shy from saying what's on her mind no matter how appropriate.

It seems both Alosa and Riden start to fall one another unwillingly. They're pirates and not used to feeling such feelings. Though Ride, is by far the most kind-hearted pirate you'll ever meet. He's got more heart than a pirate should. He remains loyal to his brother and thus the reason he sticks to the pirate life, plus he might even enjoy it but he is still different.

Alosa has a secret though, one that I saw coming really given certain things, but it was still an interesting one that needed further explaining. I am definitely happy to have the next book at the ready to see how the story continues. It ends on high note and one that doesn't really leave you hanging desperately for more information. It's definitely my favorite way for a book to end, especially when it's apart of a series of some undetermined length. Still not positive if this is a duology or longer. Guess I'll find out soon enough! Daughter of the Pirate King is action packed read filled with everything you would expect of a pirate book! Tricia Levenseller has definitely made her way onto my favorites list!!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


  1. Yessss so happy you love this one! It's one of my favourite debuts from last year. Hope you love the sequel too.

  2. I have been hearing amazing things about this book! I definitely need to get my hands on it soon. I am happy to see you liked it so much! Reading a book in one day is definitely a great sign. Happy reading!


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