Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Review: Daughter of the Pirate King - Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King 
Tricia Levenseller
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reading Challenges: #DebutAuthorChallenge2017, #NGEW2017, #PopSugarChallenge2017

I don't read a lot of fantasy. I have no idea why I don't, because every time I read a fantasy book, I always have such an enthusiastic response. Daughter of the Pirate King was yet another fantasy book which won a huge response from me.

The daughter of the pirate king, Alosa, is sent by her father to retrieve a map. This requires Alosa to be captured and imprisoned by the enemy pirates. While aboard the Night Farer, she is challenged by the Night Farer's crew, but most of the crew is really no match for Alosa, that is except for Riden.
"Lass, you've the face of an angel but the tongue of a snake."
Alosa had me on her team from page one. She was the total package. A fierce woman, who was smart and snarky, and not afraid to slit a few throats if necessary. She was also loyal to her crew, and would go above and beyond to protect them. But don't let that fool you, she still liked to be clean, groomed, and well-dressed even if she was not a "lady". Her wit and candor kept me amused, and I just thought she was a stellar example of what a great heroine is: strong, but a little soft too. Still, so much girl power. The twist with her lineage really pulled me in. I thought it was an imaginative addition to an already great character. Aside from Alosa, she had an almost all female crew filled with fiery, intense, and bold women.
"Submissiveness. I try not to cringe as the word enters my mind. Horrid word, that one."

"Because pirates aren't supposed to look like you look and talk like you talk and do what you do. You're confusing, and it's messing with my head."
There were many supporting characters who added to the fun, but I would be remiss if I did not talk about Riden. All I am going to say is, every time Riden was on the page, I had heart eyes. Levenseller gave us a great heroine AND a great hero. It was interesting of her to create this anti-pirate. Yes, he could fight, but he had a lot of compassion and cared a lot for his brother, his crew, and after a short time, Alosa. The verbal and physical sparring between these two was fantastic. The chemistry was perfect. And the tender moments were full on swoony. I just adored every minute of them together.
"His brown eyes are alight with merriment. I think he enjoys our little spats."

Me every time Riden is mentioned

Overall: A fun and fantastic pirating adventure filled with action, romance, and witty banter. I am eagerly awaiting book 2!


Because I was so blessed and received both a DRC and a finished copy of this book, I am giving away the finished copy.

All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open US only, unless you are willing to pay the shipping, and is open through March 21st. You must be 13 or older to enter or have a parent enter for you. The winner will be selected shortly after and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

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**I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced copy of this book. I would also liked to thank GoodReads and Fierce Reads for the finished copy I won through a GoodReads giveaway.

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  1. I recently discovered your blog and it is so lovely! :D

    Also, excellent review! I adored Daughter of the Pirate King, so I'm glad you did too :) Book 2 publication can't come soon enough!!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. Aw, shucks. You are too sweet! Thank you! And I am so eager to read more of Alosa's adventures.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity Sam! I love hearing that Alosa is a badass but also has a heart. Sometimes it's one or the other in books, so a balance is always welcome. :) I cannot wait to read this romance now. You sole me even more on this book! Amazing review. :)

    1. Exactly! My favorite characters are always the ones who are multidimensional. I hope you love Alosa as much as I did!