Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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.
I’m a little late on this book, but I finally got around to buying it from Book Outlet for super cheap. I didn’t have much interest in reading this novel–the premise seemed a bit boring and I’ve never been one for pirates and such. I’d say the book was pretty much how I expected it to be, meaning it wasn’t anything special.
I’m not going to lie, I don’t even remember the main character’s name. She was unmemorable. She wasn’t clever like the synopsis claimed she was; she didn’t have much in terms of unique personality traits, and she’s exactly like other average YA fantasy characters. meh.
This is really all I have to say for this book because I completely apathetic and unimpressed by it. It’s a typical YA novel with almost nonstop action that held no excitement for me. There was a bit of a magical element, which was unexpected, but it was poorly introduced and developed. It could have contributed greatly to the story had it been executed correctly. The romance is alright, but I didn’t feel any spark between the characters. They were quite flat and predictable.
The plot leads exactly…nowhere–and I feel no compulsion to see if the next novel finishes what was barely started in this book.
Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this novel unless you really like pirate novels or are looking for something that you’ve already read hundreds of times in YA