Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1)

Posted March 24, 2017 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 4 Comments


Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1)Title: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1)
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: February 28th 2017
Pages: 320

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—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.

“Some men don’t have the stomach for being pirates.”

First things first, I’ve decided I’m going to start each review with a quote I really liked from the book, or I really hated. I mean, obviously, I really liked the quote in this case because it’s a bad ass, pirate feministy quote. What’s not to love?

So many reviewers over on Goodreads described the main character as Elizabeth Swann if she’d been raised by a pirate king, and honest to god, that is the most perfectly comparison that could’ve been made for this book. I think the best way to describe my two favorites from this book, meaning Alosa and Riden, would be if Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann had been raised by pirates kings/lords, and then were also enemies.

Basically, it’s everything I never knew I needed.

I’ve been literally craving a pirate book to read ever since the new trailer for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie came out last week, and this was exactly what I needed. The only issue is… Now I want another one. And another. And another.. Please?

I will admit, this did seem to focus more on the blooming, and very brooding, relationship that starts between the two MCs, and the pirating became more of just the back story. I hope that we get more bad ass piratey things in the next book, but I also won’t be totally upset if the balance stays just like this in the next books either.

I think this book is going to be the reason I go on a pirate book binge reading soon, and I’m not mad at all. If you’ve got recs, let me know! But this is definitely going to the top of my favorites for this year, and if you need a good pirate book in your life (which you do), I suggest this one!

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!

  • I’ve heard so many awesome things about this book so far – definitely need to pick up a copy for myself. I’m glad to hear that you liked it, too – and such a fabulous review! I love the idea of starting each new review with a quote from the book, too – quotes are always what pulls me in!

    • Olivia

      Awh, thank you so much! I think quotes always really help me get a feel for the book and if I’ll like it, so I’m really hoping it’ll help anyone who reads the review! And this is definitely one you should pick up, it’s such a quick and easy read!

  • I’m so excited for this! It looks and sounds amazing and I’ve heard such great things about it! I haven’t gotten around to reading my ARC yet because I’m super lazy but I cannot wait! Thanks for sharing <3

    xx Anisha @ Sprinkled Pages

    • Olivia

      I had wanted an ARC of this one, but I had to wait until it came out hahaha. You should definitely read it! It’s such a quick and easy read, I was hooked at chapter one!