Turning the Pages: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Title: Daughter of the Pirate King
Author: Tricia Levenseller

Our Blurb: A fast paced page turner that will having you screaming as you turn to the last page, “WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?”

Synopsis: 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.

Our Thoughts: When a book lives up to the hype, we get excited. It’s a rare thing that a book lives up to that, but Daughter of the Pirate King does just that. Guys, I could not put this book down. I will admit, when I received this book – I let it sit there for a bit. Pirates aren’t my thing, but the truth is this book made them my thing. Why? Because Alosa is such a strong, fierce, stubborn, sarcastic, all around BAMF.

I loved that Alosa doesn’t fit into what I would assume a pirate daughter to be. I would assume that she was – well, a pirate. Her Dad is a ruthless pirate king. But Alosa gets herself kidnapped – purposely – and though the captor is mean there of course is one person of the ship that is kind and handsome.

But the love part of this book wasn’t why I loved it. Sure, it was a part. But it’s Alosa that kept me reading. She is just such a smart character who shows you that women can do anything. They can be anything. She’s so well written that she bounces off the page and right into your heart. She’s just perfect. She’s fun. I loved her.

And the best part of this book – it’s not a cliffhanger. Levenseller just cuts the story off and leaves you wanting more. It’s perfect. When is book 2?

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