REVIEW : DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING

35698998TITLE: Daughter of the Pirate King
AUTHOR: Tricia Levenseller
SERIES: Daughter of the Pirate King
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
FORMAT: Audiobook
LENGTH: ~8 hours
PUBLISHED: July 18th 2017
PUBLISHER: Macmillan Audio

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There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map – the key to a legendary treasure trove – 17-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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“I am me because I choose to be me. I am what I want. Some people say you have to find yourself. Not I. I believe we create ourselves to be what we want.” 

Let’s start with the fact that I am not going to write any other names than Alosa and Riden in here. I have no idea how to write those names. I listened to an audiobook of this and I thought Alosa’s name was Eloisa. 😀 So yeah.

The story itself was fun and I enjoyed it. It was catching and sort of fast paced, at least at some points. But that’s pretty much all. In my opinion there wasn’t any deep plot or anything. It just rolled on.
I’m not sure if I’m even satisfied with the ending. This kind of just ended where it did, if that makes any sense. I mean I have some idea what the next book is about but with the ending here, this kinda could be a standalone with an open ending for the reader to decide what happens in the future.

I liked the characters and I loved the fact that Alosa had her own crew of females! I mean who wouldn’t love a whole crew of badass female pirates?! I would have liked to see more of that crew though. But I understand that it wasn’t what this story needed, it was about Alosa and her task, without her crew. Maybe we’ll see more of them in the next book.
Riden was lovely from the start. At the same time it was so transparent what would happen as the story moves on. The romance was there to be seen from the start and from there you could also know for sure what would happen at the end.

There wasn’t much world building in this. Well, there really couldn’t be since it all happens in different pirate ships, yet still I was hoping for something more. I would have loved to know where they were, what was it like and all that. But everything was kinda vaguely explained.

All in all it was a fun book but it missed something big to be more interesting. I’d say it was good for passing time while driving to and from work.

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NIMIN

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