Monday, June 13, 2022

Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Publisher Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: February 28, 2017 
Pages: 311
Source: Audiobook 


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. 
BUY LINKS: Goodreads




I hate having to dress like a man.


DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING definitely gives me FABLE + Pirates of the Caribbean vibes.

“𝐸𝓋𝑒𝓃 𝒶 𝓂𝒶𝓃 𝓌𝒽𝑜’𝓈 𝓈𝓅𝑒𝓃𝓉 𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝓌𝒽𝑜𝓁𝑒 𝓁𝒾𝒻𝑒 𝒶𝓉 𝓈𝑒𝒶 𝒽𝒶𝓈 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓈𝑜𝓃 𝓉𝑜 𝒻𝑒𝒶𝓇 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝓌𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝓈𝒽𝑒’𝓈 𝒶𝓃𝑔𝓇𝓎. 𝐵𝓊𝓉 𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝐼. 𝐼 𝓈𝓁𝑒𝑒𝓅 𝓈𝑜𝓊𝓃𝒹𝓁𝓎. 𝐿𝒾𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝑜 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝓂𝓊𝓈𝒾𝒸. 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝓈𝑒𝒶 𝓌𝒶𝓉𝒸𝒽𝑒𝓈 𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝓂𝑒. 𝒮𝒽𝑒 𝓅𝓇𝑜𝓉𝑒𝒸𝓉𝓈 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝑜𝓌𝓃.”

I don’t usually read seafaring books but I enjoyed this one. This is always my fourth book by Tricia and I love her writing style. The story was interesting and kept my attention.

Alosa is the daughter of the infamous pirate king who rules the seas. Instead of with love and affection, she was raised on a pirate ship with torturous training and no support.
Though it made her into a fierce, clever, capable pirate captain it also made her yearn for her father’s rarely given approval. And she is willing to go to any length to please her cruel father. Including allowing herself to get captured but a ruthless, bloodthirsty pirate captain and his brother. All in order to get a piece of the treasure map her father wants most.

“𝐼 𝒶𝓂 𝓂𝑒 𝒷𝑒𝒸𝒶𝓊𝓈𝑒 𝐼 𝒸𝒽𝑜𝑜𝓈𝑒 𝓉𝑜 𝒷𝑒 𝓂𝑒. 𝐼 𝒶𝓂 𝓌𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝐼 𝓌𝒶𝓃𝓉. 𝒮𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝓅𝑒𝑜𝓅𝓁𝑒 𝓈𝒶𝓎 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒽𝒶𝓋𝑒 𝓉𝑜 𝒻𝒾𝓃𝒹 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻. 𝒩𝑜𝓉 𝐼. 𝐼 𝒷𝑒𝓁𝒾𝑒𝓋𝑒 𝓌𝑒 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝑒 𝑜𝓊𝓇𝓈𝑒𝓁𝓋𝑒𝓈 𝓉𝑜 𝒷𝑒 𝓌𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓌𝑒 𝓌𝒶𝓃𝓉.”

The slow burn between the main character, Alosa, and her LI was the bee's knees. There was tension, banter, and when he told her how he felt about her *swoon* So sweet. I hope we get to see their romance blossom and LI grow into his own.

“𝐻𝒶𝓈 𝒽𝑒 𝒷𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝒸𝑜𝓃𝓈𝒸𝒾𝑜𝓊𝓈 𝒶𝓉 𝒶𝓁𝓁?” “𝒴𝑒𝓈. 𝐻𝑒 𝓌𝑜𝓀𝑒 𝓊𝓅 𝑜𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓁𝑜𝑜𝓀𝑒𝒹 𝒶𝓉 𝓂𝑒 𝒻𝓊𝓃𝓃𝓎.” “𝒟𝒾𝒹 𝒽𝑒 𝓈𝒶𝓎 𝒶𝓃𝓎𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔?” “𝐻𝑒 𝓈𝒶𝒾𝒹, ‘𝒴𝑜𝓊 𝒹𝑜𝓃’𝓉 𝒽𝒶𝓋𝑒 𝓇𝑒𝒹 𝒽𝒶𝒾𝓇.’ 𝒯𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝒽𝑒 𝒻𝑒𝓁𝓁 𝒷𝒶𝒸𝓀 𝒶𝓈𝓁𝑒𝑒𝓅.”

I’m curious to meet Alosa’s mother in the sequel, DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN. What her role will be in the plot to gain all of the pieces of the elusive treasure map. I’m also dying to know how Alosa ended up with her father after he and his crew never ran into the sirens again after that one, uh, encounter…

“𝐼 𝓁𝒾𝓋𝑒 𝑜𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒸𝓊𝓈𝓅 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝓌𝑜 𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓁𝒹𝓈, 𝓉𝓇𝓎𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒹𝑒𝓈𝓅𝑒𝓇𝒶𝓉𝑒𝓁𝓎 𝓉𝑜 𝒻𝒾𝓉 𝒾𝓃𝓉𝑜 𝑜𝓃𝑒.”

I will definitely be reading the sequel in the near future. I recommend DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING to anyone who is a fan of seafaring heists, pirates, sirens, and strong-willed heroines.


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, playing OVERWATCH, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.

Happy Reading!



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