Author: Tricia Levenseller
Title: Daughter of the Pirate King
Genre(s): Teen and young adult; Action and adventure; Pirates; Romance
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Review: If you are looking for a novel that has a strong female lead, contains great character growth, and has a touch of sensual romance then I highly recommend Daughter of the Pirate King. In this captivating and action packed novel, readers follow Alosa, who is the daughter of the pirate king. Although our first introduction to Alosa indicates that she has been captured by a rival pirate lord, readers soon learn that she has a plan up her own sleeve that is revealed as her journey continues. Initially, I thought that Alosa was simple and had a one-track mind, but as the story unfolded I saw many sides to her that made her even more alluring. Her strong will and quick wit kept me turning the page to learn what she would do next. Not only do readers get a strong and charismatic female lead, but they get an enigmatic and compassionate male character named Riden. When he was first introduced I could tell there was something different about him when compared to his brother and the other crew members. As the relationship between him and Alosa develop, we get a glimpse of his past that has shaped him into the person he is. Through their journey, Alosa and Riden grow in their own ways, but each influencing the other. Aside from the character development, Tricia does an amazing job with scene descriptions. I could close my eyes and picture exactly what she had conveyed. I also enjoyed that there was always an adventure to be had, and although action-packed, the intensity of those scenes didn't take away from the plot or character development.
Book Description: "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. In Daughter of the Pirate King, debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale."
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