Author: Tricia Levenseller
This book review comes courtesy of OwlCrate’s March unboxing. Thanks to the theme of Sailors, Ships & Seas, it provided Daughter of the Pirate King. This is the first in the series (no I don’t know how many of them there are) and follows Alosa, a born and bred pirate whose father owns the seas. Alosa has been tasked with many different jobs over the years for her father, but this one might be the most difficult of them all.
Alosa is a different kind of heroine. In fact, I don’t think I’ve read any YA book in the past who has one like Alosa. Not only is she a pirate which makes her bad ass, but she knows she’s bad ass. She’s gone through a lot in her life to get to where she is. She knows her weaknesses and she knows her strengths. She’s not someone who finds out she’s special and then deals with it, she knows she is and she knows she’s damn good at it (sorry for the swearing but honestly this is exactly how she acts). I like Alosa. I don’t love her. While she’s awesome, fierce, smart and interesting, she’s almost too cocky for me at times. But as the story progresses, she not only shows her weakness that she knows of, but she finds out she has another weakness, one she never thought of. Anyway, I won’t get into THAT it will spoil it. While she’s with other pirates from her normal crew she finds a new pirate Riden who fights her every fight, it’s really interesting and fun to see their interaction over all.
What’s great about this story is that while it leads you with a cliff hanger, you’re still pretty satisfied and you know you still have a lot to learn. It’s not simply about the task at hand, but you can tell even though there was character development throughout, there is still so much left to find. It was also a quick read, which was a nice break from Lord John (not that that isn’t a quick read either). I started and finished in about a day. I’d recommend it if you like pirates, mermaids and everything else that comes along with that story line.