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Daughter of the Pirate King

(Daughter of the Pirate King #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  55,507 ratings  ·  7,792 reviews
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
Paperback, ARC, 320 pages
Published February 28th 2017 by Feiwel & Friends
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Emily May
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
Chelsea Humphrey
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Primrose Jess
I found myself with a little extra time on my hands last week, so I decided to throw aside all of my review copies and pick up this little beauty from the library. It is rare that I get a chance to read books on hold anymore, and ESPECIALLY rare that I can pick up a library book and read it that same day! I was just looking for something entertaining, a great escape that could take me away for a bit into somewhere else, and this was the perfect read for such an occasion. I can't express how exci ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
This was in my March Owlcrate, I'm a bit late reading it.

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.

******SOME SPOILERS******

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
this review is posted now!! which is good b/c i definitely haven't hit my talking-about-how-much-i-hate-this-book quota. find it here:


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
High Lady of The Night Court
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
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
4.5 stars!

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."


Update: 27.10.17

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 (
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ive recently discovered the show ‘black sails,’ so catch me over here reading everything about pirates that i can get my greedy little hands on. 🏴☠️

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
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads, fantasy
Ahoy, mates!

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!

“Oh, th
Reynita ★ The Night Reader ★

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
Sent on a mission to retrieve part of a map leading to the mysterious Isla de Canta, home to a secret treasure, 17-year old Pirate Captain, Alosa, gets kidnapped by her enemies. On purpose.

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
Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
Story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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.
"The world continues on. I continue on. Because if nothing else, I’m a survivor"

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
Charlotte May
What an exciting, swashbuckling tale!

"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
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-releases
Fun. Entertaining. Empowering. Cute. I looking forward to reading book two.

***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

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
This was such a kickass, action packed and fun story about PIRATES and a super badass FEMALE PIRATE!!!! This book is not perfect and has so so many flaws which kind of bothered me (mainly the writing) but, it was just. so. fun!

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.
Cindy ✩☽♔
“Oh, the ridiculous things one has to do when one is a pirate.”

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
Peyton Reads
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars! The second book literally can't come soon enough! Such an entertaining and unputdownable book! ...more
Lucy Tonks
May 20, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure if my standarts for books have been raised by The Poppy War and Attack on Titan or if this was actually that bad. Probably both.

I hated this book so much. I don't think there was a moment while reading this when I didn't feel like complaining about something. I really wanted to like it since the premise sounded so interesting and it also had one of my all time favourite troupes, but in the end this was a big letdown for me.

Daughter of the Pirate King follows seventeen year old pir

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
Lucy Langford
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

”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.
Lucie V.
“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 do not like can be altered if we make an effort.”

✅ Pirates
✅ Strong main character
✅ Pace
✅ Plot
✅ Action
✅ Twists and betrayals
✅🆗 Relationship / Romance
🆗 Some parts of the plot are predictable / convenient

4 or 4.5 stars

This was such a delightful surprise! I was not expecting to enjoy this book so much!
This book was so much fun!

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
Korrina  (OwlCrate)
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was an extremely fun read. I loved Alosa! So fierce, sarcastic and intelligent. Loved the slow burning romance. Loved the action and twists.
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After DNF-ing a shitty pirate book last month I was hesitant to read this. But I was pleasantly surprised. I finished it all in one sitting because it was super fun and fast paced. I really liked the main character and how she was always one step ahead of everyone. And her banter with another pirate was A+!
Rachel E. Carter
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-paperback
Snarky. Fast-paced. Easy 5 stars. My favorite kind of YA fantasy fun!

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
4.5/5 stars

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 :)


February 16,2017

4.25/5 stars

Video Review:
Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
“Oh, the ridiculous things one has to do when one is a pirate.”

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
mxa ☂︎
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars
Very entertaining.


The synopsis sounds pretty badass. Also, I've never read a book about pirates so I'm excited to jump on this one :)
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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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 . . . .

Wren (fablesandwren)
Pirates are an all time favorite for me. I don't know what I love about them, but I absolutely love them. And a book about a pirate princess is like the "holy grail" for me. This story had a great plot and great potential. And for the most part, it did not disappoint.

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 (
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