Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
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.
It has truly been a long time since I last posted a review or even finished a book for that matter, but unfortunately my grand return to the book world is not starting out well. Daughter of the Pirate King was a book that seriously disappointed me. I think what happened is that 1. I was expecting this to be more adventurous than romantic, 2. I was also expecting this to be as good as the Fable duology by Adrienne Young, and 3. the plot was very weak.
I wanted to read a grand pirate adventure featuring a strong independent woman but instead I got a weak story where the main character would kiss the love interest in the most random and incomprehensible spots. Times of romance in the novel happened in the weirdest places possible. A scene would start out as a normal conversation or banter between two characters and then out of nowhere you are reading a romance scene. There was no buildup for a relationship between the two main characters but for some reason the two characters are now in love with each other.
The other disappointment I had stated earlier was that my expectations where set very high by the Fable duology and the fact that the Daughter of the Pirate King had a very weak and uneventful plot killed the book for me. It’s almost like nothing happened in this book and the only mildly intriguing event was a poor attempt at getting the plot moving in a grand span of 2 brief chapters. It’s also important to note that this plot starter happened at the very end of the novel
Unfortunately I do not have a favorite character, but I think if I felt inclined to read the rest of this series some of the minor characters mentioned would become my favorite. I think it is also important to mention how there is a giant lack of representation in all regards in this novel.
This book really wasn’t for me. In the end I just felt disappointed by the novel and wished I had picked something else to kickstart my return to loving books.