Daughter of the Pirate King
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 ...more
It should not be this difficult to stay prisoner on a pirate ship. This is the second time I’ve had to stage my own capture. Ridiculous.
3 1/2 stars. This was a whole lot of fun for the most part! My few complaints are not really huge issues, but more "this could have been a lot better if..." However, it was a decent debut and I'll be looking out for the next in the series (quick warning: the title of the sequel is kind of a spoiler for part of this book).
Daughter of the Pirate King has a rat ...more
I loved this book. The pirate captain, Princess Alosa, was bad to the bone and I loved it!
Alosa was taken by another pirate and his crew. Captain Draxen and his brother Riden thought they got lucky by capturing the pirate king's daughter. Ha, little did they know.
Alosa was sent to this ship by her own father, to be taken as a prisoner. She is on a quest to find some maps. She has to pretend she's not as bad @sse ...more
I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. I love the protagonist and her personality. The story is not particularly fast but it is very captivating and makes you want to keep delving deeper into this world. I love the whole pirates concept and reading from the perspective of the daughter of the pirate king adds to the whole effect.
The book starts off with our protagonist disguised as a man and her ship is currently being attacked. She surrenders and is capture ...more
Oh boy. Daughter of the Pirate King fulfils all promises and more. This is definitely one of my best reads in 2017.
"I value brilliant minds, honest souls, and those with long endurance. I forge relationships based on trust and mutual respect, not fear and control."
I will admit I love a sassy character, and Alosa could definitely give Celaena Sardothien a run for her money when it comes to wits and brutality.
I won't say she's exactly like Captain Jack Sparrows ( ...more
I have a nemesis now.
I’ve long wondered whether the natural next step in my evil-genius career is to find a nemesis. I have the excess time and aimless fury to direct to it. I have no problem holding years-long grudges for things such as “he should have picked up on my entirely unexpressed infatuation with him ...more
while this story is a slow burn (which i understand will turn off some readers), i quite enjoyed the slow placing and time taken to get to know the characters. this story also doesnt take itself seriously - its a little dramatic and over-the-top at times, but i enjoyed the light quality to it.
and while the promise of pirates and treasure hunts is wh ...more
Have you re-watched The Pirates of the Caribbean so many times you know every scene by heart?
Have you ever wished you could wield a sword and battle sea-beasts, explore bright blue oceans and listen to the song of sirens?
Are you fascinated by hidden treasures and pirate rivalries?
And, most importantly, do you like your books uplifting, of the put-a-huge-grin-on-your-face variety?
If you answered yes at least once, then lo and behold! You just found your new obsession!
On a beautiful and sunny day, there was a girl sit on a bench. Her best friend who walked by saw her and she approached her to say hi
Me : *sits on a bench with gloomy demeanor*
My best friend : Hey! ... I wanted to ask you about how your day is but ... I thought better of it.
My best friend : *sits on a bench beside me*
My best friend : Is there something you want to tell me?
Me : *takes a deep breath and shows this book*
Me : Yes, there is. This book is the reason why I'm in such a bad mood. So ...more
This may seem like an odd tactic, but Alosa knows once she is aboard the enemy ship she will have ample opportunity to search for the map.
Her enemies, too busy congratulating themselves for capturing the Pirate King's daughter, won't even notice when she begins her search.
It appears her assumptions are corre ...more
When I was younger I was totally crazy about the movies „Pirates of the Caribbean“.
First of all: Orlando Bloom. I totally had a thing for him.
Second: Captain Jack Sparrow aka Johnny Depp aka the coolest Pirate in the world.
This book is like a book version of pirates of the Caribbean with a female badass Captain Jack Sparrow called Arosa who is also the daughter of the pirate king.
I was addicted from the start. Mostly because I loved the main character and her sassy personality. ...more
Seventeen-year-old Alosa, daughter of the pirate king, is our sassy, powerhouse of a female protagonist and also the to-be queen. The fact that she gives a lot of thought before she acts keeps the readers on the edge of their seat. She is as humourous and witty as she is belligerent and well-trained. She definitely knows what she's doing and will stop at nothing to prove her worth. To put it simply, she is everythi ...more
"The sea watches over me. She protects her own."
Alosa is the daughter of the long feared pirate King, ruler of the seas. When she is kidnapped by one of her father's competitors, she must use all of her cunning and skills in order to escape.
Alosa is everything you would want in a heroine: a no nonsense, cut throat when necessary, take no prisoners, sneaky, sarky and sassy pirate.
I actually really enjoyed the will they/won't they relationship between Alosa ...more
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Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Book One of the Daughter of the Pirate King series
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.
Sent on a mission to ...more
Review to come.
The main character reminds me of Merida from Brave and on top of that she's a badass pirate??? My two favorite things????? Wow, I'm pumped. ...more
OMG so good!!! I love this book <3 Honestly it is probably one of my favorite books this year! As I had mentioned before, I am no fan of the cover. So I ended up just reading getting the ePUB, but man I adore this book so much I might buy a hard copy despite my dislike for the cover.
This book is a fast-paced, fun, action-packed pirate adventure, filled with manipulation, cunning, thievery, romance, humor and a great helping of wit ...more
”You’re a woman. Act like it. You shouldn’t be saying such foul-“
“I’ll say whatever I please. I’m not a lady, I’m a pirate!”
This was such a fun pirate adventure!
Alosa is daughter to the Pirate King- a notorious captain who owns all of the seas and controls those within it... as well as some on land.
She is sent on a mission to retrieve part of a hidden map- the key to a legendary and grand treasure trove. Everything her father desperately wants and she is desperate and prove herself to him. ...more
I literally had zero updates for this novel - BUT, that's because I read it during a 6 hour flight today. It was that enjoyable and gripping. However, even though I read it so quickly and found myself grinning nearly every chapter, I do have a few complaints.
First, can we talk about how refreshing it was to have a female character that wasn't all afraid to kill someone? I'm honestly tired of characters saying they are "assassins" even though they never kill anyone. Alosa was not like that ...more
For the record, I’ve always loved pirates. Back in 6th grade I was OBSESSED with pirates. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest came out that year and fueled the fire to my obsession.
So back to this book, I loved the premise. The main character, Alosa, sets up her own kidnapping so that she can steal a map. How clever and a nice twist!
Alosa is such a badass. She’s the pirate queen I never knew I needed. Not only is she smart and a great fighter, but she’s also part ...more
Aghhhh, so good -I binge read this in the course of a night! Sure, it was a bit unbelievable (heroine perfect at everything, an enemy pirateship of mostly young, attractive men, convenient timing of several events, etc) but if you can suspend your skepticism and enjoy this book for the good fun it is (think YA Pirates of the Caribbean) then you'll find yourself a great new read: snarky/feisty YA heroine (who can definitely save ...more
For some reason reading this now I got so much more out of it? I'm really wanting to do a discussion video for this book because there is just so much I have to say! My biggest con with this book is how I wish we got more plot wise when it came to the world but I can already tell this was just setting up the world plot up for the second book! Bought to start it now :)
Video Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v ...more
I've read this book twice now and I know I'll be reading it again. It's the perfect book for when you are in a slump - it's light, funny and PIRATES!!!
I read this book again this month, as it was picked as a group read in my Facebook Group TBR and Beyond (you're welcome to join!). I was really excited about reading it again, because I wanted to be ready for that sequel that is coming later this month. Was the reread as good as I ...more
WARNING: THAR BE SPOILAGE
I’ve come to the conclusion that there are two types of grown women in the world. Those who love Disney and all of its princesses and then there’s me . . . .
I don’t understand how the other half thinks and they probably feel the same about me. That being said, I requested this from the library after seeing it being equated to “a female version of Jack Sparrow” which had me immediately going . . . .
I do want to state one thing: There is a difference between cocky and confident, and this pirate princess was very, very cocky herself. She talked about how great she was all the time and how she could get any guy she ever wanted ( ...more
"Everyone has something dark in their past. I suppose it's our job to overcome it. And if we can’t overcome it, then all we can do is make the most of it."
I've always had a weak spot for pirates.
It's my kryptonite.
It all started a few years ago when I discovered captain Jack Sparrow (who doesn't love him?!) and this book I used to read on Wattpad called A Pirates Kiss. This book now comes third on my list of favorite pirate-related stories!
Since I've been sick the past c ...more
Pirates... PIRATES... What can I say: I love pirates and when I heard this books was inspired by the best pirate movie ever *points at the Pirates of the Caribbean* I knew I had an appointment with this book. To say that I am 100% satisfied after our meeting? Nope. But to say I really enjoyed the fun ride I had along with the characters? Aye, aye, I did indeed.
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