Author: Tricia Levenseller
Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #1
Published: expected February 28 2017
Source: publishers via NetGalley
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.
Impressive and fun! So much fun! Tricia Levenseller's first novel is an energetic whirl of banter, hate to love tropes, action, and tricky plotting. Fantasy and adventure combine to make a fresh and lively storyline with some dynamic characters. Daughter of the Pirate King is clever and amusing and zips along from chapter to chapter, never letting up on the entertainment. Lots of fun, plenty of action, and also featuring a fantastic main character in the titular Alosa. She's clever, capable, cutthroat; a woman with a plan for everything and every situation. To say this was a good beginning for the series is an understatement.
The voice in this is fantastic. Alosa carries the novel and she does so ably; she's smart, snarky, brash, and confident. It's easy to get caught up in her forthright and ambitious narration -- though admittedly she does read as much older than her stated 17 years. She's what you would expect from the daughter of a pirate king. From outsmarting older pirates to watching her match wits and exchange banter with her love interest, Alosa is unpredictable and engaging. She's fun to read and she makes up a large part of why Daughter of the Pirate King ends up the success it is.