⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 “Oh, the ridiculous things one has to do when one is a pirate.”
Daughter of the Pirate King sees Alosa deliberately captured by other pirates in an effort to carry out a mission for her father, the Pirate King. While the crew may not be a match for the 17 year old pirate captain, the clever captain and his first mate (and brother) Riden, prove to be a bigger issue than she expected.
Picking up after Alosa completes her mission for her father, she soon learns that her father wasn’t telling her the whole truth…about a lot of things. She’s still holding her previous captors as her now captives, yet Riden is still popping up and worming his way into Alosa’s life. And even though he’s under her control now, her feelings continue to grow. Now, she must learn to trust Riden and work with her crew to race against her father for a treasure of unspeakable value. In case you couldn’t tell… I LOVE PIRATES (and mermaids, and sirens, and anything ocean adjacent really). I have a pirate tattoo, I collect pirate inspired things, and I’ve dressed up as a pirate nearly every year for Halloween since I can remember.
Thus, it translates that I’d love a good pirate book too. Tricia Levenseller has written not one, but two of my favorite pirate book I’ve read in a long time.
Both Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen were fantastic. We all know I love a good female main character, and Alosa definitely delivered. Her attitude never felt forced and I found myself being able to really sink into her character naturally. I also really enjoyed her interactions with her (99% female) crew and with Riden. I totally get why, but my only wish would have been to get to see their relationship blossom a bit more.
The ending was lovely and super well done, but I’m a sucker for a good romance and wish we had gotten to see a bit more of it between Riden and Alosa. No matter though! What happened was tastefully done and helped move along their individual characters quite beautifully.
Alosa is a badass and watching both her and Riden learn to get over their own fears time after time in an attempt to save the crew was wonderful. The found family dynamic, along with the general pirate/siren deal going on really had my heart. Let me tell you, I DEVOURED these books. Side note, I would absolutely read a book about future Roslyn kicking ass and taking names…. She was such a fierce character and her interactions with Alosa really helped humanize Alosa and ground her in the fact that she is a good person.
Overall, this series has jumped on my favorites list and for good reason. If you’re looking for a good adventure with a badass female Jack Sparrow character, these have got you covered. 10/10 recommend!
If you’ve read these, let me know your thoughts!