Daughter of the Pirate King
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Genre: Young adult fiction fantasy
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: February 28th, 2017
Pages: 311
My Rating: ★★★

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.
A female pirate in search of a treasure map.
First of all, I thought right away when I picked up this book is that there's a female pirate? Sirens? Romance? Danger and fights! Count me in. I am all for a good pirate story. Not to mention a female pirate story. I had never read anything like it before and I was not let down in the slightest. Alosa kicked ass! Don't mind my french. I loved the female representation in this book. The story showed that you do not have to be a male to be able to take care of yourself. It sent out a very good message. 

Lately, I have been super annoyed with romance aspects in books but I was actually rooting for the couple in this book for once. This is a short novel but it flies by super fast and is not in any way boring at all. In fact, I was left wanting more towards the end. I cannot stress how obsessed I am now with this book! It's been a couple days since I finished it and I cannot stop thinking about it. That's how I know for sure this was a five-star rating for me.

I had never read anything before by this author and her writing style was flawless. Her words captivated me and took me into her fantasy world. I could not get enough of her writing and story. When I found out there is a sequel, I began to shriek with excitement. I am for sure picking up the next one. This book was a dark and whimsical story that I had been craving. 

Hopefully, in the next one, we get to see more of Alosa and her all-girl pirate crew. Usually, I can tell what the plot twist might be but this one I did not. Only the best books surprise me. This undoubtedly gets a five-star rating from me. I need the second book now!

Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing and is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, playing OVERWATCH, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.