Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

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.

First line:

"I hate having to dress like a man."

People! You want this book. You need to buy, borrow, steal it, anything to get your hands on this book because YES! It's that awesome.

My favorite things:
The daughter of the pirate, Alosa. She's smart, funny, strong and determined to stand on her own.
The first mate: Riden. Adorable, witty, kind, conflicted and loyal.
The writing: wow.

I've been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it. Kick butt pirate king daughter who captains her own ship and is funny and clever and smart? YES! Let me read that book!
And I finally did. In one day.
The story jumps right in with Alosa being kidnapped (it's all part of the plan). She outsmarts most of the pirates who have captured her for ransom, except maybe the first mate, Riden. He's the brother of captain who kidnapped Alosa and the two brothers are totally opposite.

And the story doesn't slow down in this fast-paced adventure full of action, great characters, romance, smart and funny banter and lots of secrets.

I have to add my favorite quote:

He finally turns toward me at the contact. "How do you know so much? How are you...you?"

"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. Any aspect of ourselves that we don not like can be altered if we make an effort."

I love this quote!
Please hurry and write the next book, Ms. Tricia! I can't wait to read another one of your books!

I received this early read in exchange for an honest review.