Continuing on with my summer of pirates that I had planned for this summer (but got a late start to) I read Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller this week.
This is the first book in the series and follows Alosa Kalligan, the daughter of the pirate king, and captain of her own ship comprised mostly of female pirates. The book starts off with her being captured by another pirate ship, the Night Farer, whose captain and crew are all young men. They know who she is and want her to reveal where her father’s base is. What they don’t know is that she wanted to get captured, because she has a mission. Her father has given her a mission to search the Night Farer for a piece of a map. For generations pieces of a map have been passed down through three pirating families. All the pieces are needed in order to find the Isla de Canta where treasures are supposedly hidden. Alosa’s family has a piece, the Allemos (the captain and first mate of the Night Farer) have another. While on the Night Farer, Alosa gets to know the crew including the captain, Draxen, and his brother and first mate, Riden. And even though she is being held captive there is something about Riden that makes her not want to harm him.
Can Alosa find the piece the Allemos have? And can she find it before Riden and the rest of the crew figure out what she’s up to?
This was such a fast read. I read it in less than 3 days and that was with minimal amounts of reading each day. I loved the storyline and the characters so much. Alosa is such a strong, badass character and Riden was so great and I loved how he was so un-pirate-like and how Alosa kept pointing that out in her thoughts.
This is a YA fantasy, but the tension and angst was perfection. I can’t wait to read book 2!
Read this if you want a YA fantasy with pirates, sirens, enemies to lovers, and forced proximity!
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