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Tea & Book Chat: Daughter of the Pirate King by Trisha Levenseller (Daughter of the Pirate King #1)

Personal Thoughts:  The title says it all- Daughter of the PIRATE King, you can bet this title quickly captured my interest! While pirate is the first word that got my attention, the next was daughter.  I love reading books about pirates but I had yet to read a novel where the lead character is a female pirate.  After some mixed reviews, I was worried I wouldn’t love it as much as I had hoped but thankfully I found this book to be one exciting adventure!

Plot Summary:  Alosa, the daughter of the infamous Pirate King, stages her own kidnapping aboard the Night Farer as part of a mission she accepted from her father.  Once Alosa is taken aboard their ship, she is to search for a piece of an ancient map that is said to lead to a legendary treasure trove.  But once Alosa boards, she meets the clever and attractive Riden, the ship’s first mate, who makes her mission a bit more challenging than she had anticipated.

Critique:  Daughter of the Pirate King doesn’t waste any time getting straight to one of the many action scenes that pepper this novel.  If I had to sum my feelings up in one sentence I would say that this story is an irresistibly fun adventure that will have you yearning for the second book.  Alosa is such a fantastic character- she’s a regular BAMF when it comes to kicking pirate butt and manipulating situations in her favor.  As ruthless as Alosa is when it comes to completing her mission and impressing her father, she still has a heart of gold when it comes to the people she trusts. She spent her childhood training and preparing to take over as the Pirate King’s heir and her experience and resilience really shows.  There’s a spoilery thing that happens midway through the book (which I obviously won’t mention!) but it vastly increased my overall interest in the story. I did see it coming but I was so happy when it was confirmed.  Then, there’s Riden (swoon).  He’s a dark and brooding pirate with a cunning wit and soft spot for Alosa and her hi-jinks. He has a complicated relationship with his brother, the captain of the Night Farer and I love his obsessive compulsive neatness.  My one kind of major complaint about Daughter of the Pirate King is that there’s little to no pirate language.  It’s definitely a fun pirate story and while all of the situations feel very pirate-like, there’s just a lack of “arg’s” and “matey’s” and such which is not enough to change my opinion but I did find it a little disappointing.

Do I Recommend?:  Yes! If you like pirates, adventure, and quick action packed stories, you’ll also love Daughter of the Pirate King.  I still can’t get over how fun this book is and I can’t wait to contiune on to book two.

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3 Responses to “Tea & Book Chat: Daughter of the Pirate King by Trisha Levenseller (Daughter of the Pirate King #1)”

  1. Cassie says:

    Does book two have mermaids!?! I might be reading too much into the title. =P
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  2. Victor says:

    This book sounds both adorable and badass at the same time. My wife would probably like it more than me, but I’m down to check it out.
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  3. Celeste says:

    I’ve been meaning to read this book but I always pick something else first! I remember the first reason I wanted to read it was because the author said she loved the Pirates of the Caribbean Disney attraction, haha. And now you’re telling me it’s really fun!

    aaaah, I need to finish a couple of books so I can pick this one up :D
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