Daughter of the Pirate King
by Tricia Levenseller
Pirate captain Alosa allows herself to be captured by her enemies so she can search their ship for an ancient map.
While I wouldn’t say this book was bad, it was definitely not the pirate story for me. I liked the basis of the plot, staging her own kidnapping so she can search her enemies’ ship. But her enemies didn’t really rise to the challenge of keeping her imprisoned. Everything was too easy for Alosa, and, while this was meant to show her as a skilled pirate, her confidence in besting her incompetent captors made her seem arrogant, and not in a charming way.
Overall I liked the other characters in the book, but the romance really didn’t do it for me. To be fair, I tend to be rather picky about my young adult romances, which tend to lay it on a little too thick for my taste. However, what should have been an enemies-to-lovers trope (which I like) was more of an insta-love (which I do not like at all) that occasionally reminded the reader that the characters weren’t supposed to like each other.
I thought the addition of sirens to the storyline was interesting, since I’ve never read a book with a siren as a main character. I may add another siren book to my TBR in the future, but I’ll look out for one that reads a little older. This was fine, it had some great plot points and side characters, but Alosa and her love life were not for me. If you’re looking for some pirate romance with lighthearted action, this might be worth checking out.