Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller (Friday Favorites Review)

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It's been quite some time since I posted a Friday Favorite, but I thought this one deserved it. There were a few faults, but I loved it! Find out why below...

Daughter of the Pirate King
(Daughter of the Pirate King #1)
by Tricia Levenseller
YA Historical Urban Fantasy, Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
February 28th 2017 by Feiwel & Friends


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.

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My Review

DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING was a dashedly good pirate tale with a fierce and wily heroine, an enemy pirate who is far too smart and who she shouldn't fall for, and a quest that will put them both in danger. Those who enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean and similar tales of danger, adventure, and romance will love this one!

I loved this story from the very first page. I loved the heroine and I loved her antagonist, Riden. I loved the subterfuge and the game, so to speak, between these two.  It all felt realistic. The storytelling was spot on and marvelously done where I felt I was literally in a pirate tale. The chemistry was fantastic with a few swoon-worthy moments, but nothing that crossed any lines, keeping this clean. I loved that Alosa is quite skilled. She knows how to use her skills, but she's also a little brash (I mean the girl does have her pride). I loved that she has her own crew. I also loved that she has a soft heart underneath it all. There were also some heartbreaking moments and some decent twists. I expect some more development to the plot and these characters in future books.

What wasn't perfect? Well, I did notice a few mistakes Alosa makes, but due to her age and desire to not disappoint her father, I forgave her. There were a few places where the violence got a little crude or uncomfortable, but more because of one or two pirate's intent than anything else. All of this lent more authenticity to the story, because really, some pirates should be evil, right? I'm just glad that most of the time, Alosa didn't have to deal with those types.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I was very happy to find that my high expectations were met with this one. I loved this story and can't wait to find out what happens next to these characters and the treasure they seek!

Content: Violence and some innuendo.

Source: Received a complimentary ARC through NetGalley, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Tricia Levenseller writes historical fantasies for young adult readers. Her debut, DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING, is set to release Feb. 2017 from Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers.

Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing and is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.

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