Daughter of the Pirate King
Review by: Lexi
“You’ve the face of an angel, but the tongue of a snake.”
– Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King
You know how most little girls want to be princesses? That was never me. I wanted to be the girl who slayed the dragon. I wanted to be rose when she jumped back into the sinking boat to save jack. I wanted to be the girl who got stuff done, I didn’t want to be a pretty princess who sat around waiting for someone else.
To this day I’m still that way. Give me a gritty adventure and a sword. I love pretty dresses as much as any girl. But I don’t mind getting a little dirt on my hands.
The fact that I’ve had the pleasure of reading so many stories with a heroine that saves herself, the girl who saves the boy, is amazing. There is no shortage of those in the near future. But there is a shortage of refreshing stories, that takes common tropes and spin you a new tale.
And that is why I loved Daughter of the Pirate King so much.
It’s not your typical pirate story. Alosa is the daughter of the pirate king. Fitting title you see. She’s seventeen and mans her own ship with her own crew full of females. Already you’re convinced this book is good right? An entire ship of female sailors lead by a seventeen year old captain!
Anyways she devises a plan to get kidnapped by a rival ship. Her father is looking to put a map together and she needs one last piece for him. The pieces lays on the enemies ship, where she is taken prisoner.
She thinks her plan is flawless, she’s been raised to be ruthless and cunning. She’s a pirate and the daughter of the pirate king. But she doesn’t expect to board the ship and be infatuated with the captain’s first mate. Riden is her interrogator, the one who’s supposed to get information from the prisoner.
But instead they find themselves drawn to each other.
He spends his days questioning her in the ships holding cell. She spends her nights breaking out and searching for the missing piece her father needs. Once it becomes clear she isn’t going to cooperate, Riden is forced to change his methods.
But Alosa has a secret, one she’s never shared with anyone. Her mother left her with a gift, one she hates to use. It’s the reason why she’s drawn to the water, the reason she loves the ocean more than any other pirate. And even though she hates it she goes to extreme measure to explore the ship while everyone is sleeping. It proves difficult when Riden is her guard and her prison becomes his very clean cabin.
Reading this story is like riding a ship. So many twists, so many turns. There is laughter and sword fights. Banter and flirting. But most of all there is a girl fighting to be someone she always thought she could be. The heir to her father’s throne. Be it a pirate throne, but her future nonetheless.
Read this book if you like any type of pirate stories. Any type of stories with strong girls, girls who cut throats first and ask questions later. It’s filled with betrayal and intrigue, beautiful back stories, and never ending adventure.
Visit author Tricia Levenseller’s website here for more info!