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Daughter of the Pirate King

Updated: Jul 11, 2021

Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"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."


The Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller is the first installment in the YA fantasy series of the same name.

This just worked for me. You want pirates? Check. Sirens? Check. A treasure hunt? Check. A hate-to-love romance with witty banter? Check.

If you can't tell, I loved this. It had me caught in it's net the second I saw that this had pirates in it. There are not enough fantasy books set at sea and featuring pirates and that needs to be fixed. This also gets major props from me for having a main female character who wasn't insufferable. She was strong and she knew it, but not in an overbearing way, but in the way that she knew she had an edge over everyone and I was here for it.

If you're looking for a book with a complex plot of massive world an detailed magic system, this isn't it. This didn't need that though. While simple, I found it rather easy to get myself sucked into the story and was entertained the entire time. If you want a fun fantasy story that doesn't weigh you down with complexities, this is a must read.

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