Daughter of the Pirate King Book Review

Book: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Release date: February 28, 2017
 Pages: 311
Publisher: Feiwel Friends
Source: Library Booksale

Goodreads Summary:

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.

 My Thoughts: I read my first book of 2019 guys! I found this the other day at my library for 25 cents in perfect condition, I couldn’t pass it up. I quite enjoyed the story that this author told. The main character Alosa was such a strong female lead. I loved her ambition and independence, and of course how she was absolutely kick-ass through the whole book. The writing style was more on the simple side which was fine, but I couldn’t help but want a little more in terms of descriptions or content. Alosa was of course a great character, but so were many of the side characters. Each had their own story and for the most part a purpose in the story. I was very much in the mood to read a book about pirates so in terms of the plot, it was my cup of tea. There was plotting and stealing and many fighting scenes. It wasn’t the most original of books, but it did have an interesting twist which you don’t find out until you get towards the middle.  Overall, the book was a pretty fast and fun read. There were some flaws, including the fact that the ending wasn’t as satisfying as I wanted it to be, but I still gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.
Writing: 7/10
Characters: 9/10
Plot: 8/10
Ending: 8/10
Originality: 8/10
Overall: 40/50
Cover: 8/10

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