PUBLISHER: Feiwel & Friends
DATE PUBLISHED: 28th February 2017
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.
This high-seas adventure has it all; swashbuckling action, romance, mystery, a little magic, saucy one-liners and an utterly loveable heroine. I enjoyed every minute of this book marketed as YA Pirates of the Caribbean.
The plot was well thought out and the pace was consistent, I was always intrigued to see what Alosa’s next escape attempt would be. Tricia Levenseller did not shy away from the death and bloodshed but it was tamped down a bit which I felt was appropriate for this book. The character development of Alosa and Riden was extremely well done and both character backstories added to the depth of their character.
Alosa herself was a character I adored. Her spirit and courage were endearing to read about and it was fabulous to read about a female pirate. Her loyalty to her father and crew were commendable and her bravery in front of danger made her character all the more enjoyable. Alosa has a mysterious past and some powers I feel it is better to read about in the story but I felt it lent well to the book and made Alosa a more fleshed out character.
Riden was a complex character that I enjoyed through his development. His loyalties were always being questioned and you never knew just where he stood. The attraction between these two characters were offset by his loyalty to the crew and I found myself hanging on to see how it would end.
The crew of other characters in the book were all enjoyable to read about, even the utterly despicable. I enjoyed every minute of this book and am so happy that this is the beginning of an all new series because I need more from this world. Here’s to more adventures on the high-sea with Alosa and crew.
Keep Calm and Read On,