Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Swashbuckling pirates, a legendary treasure map, and swoony romance fill the pages of Tricia Levenseller's action-packed young adult debut DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING featuring a cunning protagonist who is as good at verbal sparring as she is kicking ass. 

DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING introduces readers to 17-year-old Alosa, daughter to the infamous pirate king, who sets out to steal a map for her father, allowing herself to be kidnapped by a rival crew in order to retrieve part of a legendary treasure map. 

“Oh, the ridiculous things one has to do when one is a pirate.”

There's no shortage of action and adventure in DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING.

 The story opens with a bang, landing readers smack dab in the middle of  pirate takeover as the enemy crew of Night Farer capture Alosa, planning on holding her hostage in exchange for a large ransom payout by her father. 

The moment Alosa saunters across the pages you can't help but like and admire her. 

"Lass, you've the face of an angel but the tongue of a snake."

She is sassy, cunning and completely dangerous. Watching her plan her own kidnapping and outmaneuvering the enemy crew is only half the fun. I loved seeing Alosa in action as she kicks more than one pirate's butt.

Daughter Of The Pirate King By Tricia Levenseller, Image taken by Book Swoon.

Daughter Of The Pirate King By Tricia Levenseller, Image taken by Book Swoon.

What makes this story work so well is the fact we know the kidnapping is all a fun subterfuge but it's also the knowledge that there is something much more deadly at stake than just a fabled treasure map.

Levenseller weaves in a touch of magic and plenty of danger as we learn just how dangerous it is to grow up being the daughter to the pirate king. Caught in a deadly feud between her father and rebel pirates, Alosa finds herself trying to keep one step ahead of the Night Farer’s first mate, Riden, who seems to see through all her trickery. 

Daughter Of The Pirate King By Tricia Levenseller, Image taken by Book Swoon.

Daughter Of The Pirate King By Tricia Levenseller, Image taken by Book Swoon.

The brewing attraction and delicious banter between Alosa and Ridden are some of my favorite scenes in DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING.

A battle of wills resulting in mutual admiration and some very swoony moments which make for an entirely too enjoyable romance that had me seriously grinning. 

DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING was everything I had hoped for when I picked up this fantasy, pirate read. 

Swashbuckling adventure, danger, magic, and romance splash across the pages making for a thrilling Young Adult read and an exceptionally well-written debut that has all the makings of a seriously sought after new series to follow. Highly recommended to YA fans looking for adventure in fun new pirate tale.


Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Daughter of the Pirate King Series #1
On Sale Date: February 28, 2017
Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / Pirates
Feiwel & Friends, 320 pages
Source: Publisher
My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.

If you want something done right . . .

When the ruthless pirate king learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows there's only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the ship, confident in her ability to overcome any obstacle. After all, who's going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell? Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it's down to a battle of wits and will . . . . Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?

Debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.

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