Daughter of the Pirate King
by Tricia Levenseller
With a tough-as-nails heroine and a high tide adventure, this story makes for an exciting read. Combined with some interesting twists and plenty of action, I devoured this book in one sitting. The main character Alosa had a personality as fiery as her red hair and on more than one occasion her backbone and quick comebacks made me laugh out loud.
An adventure worth tagging along for the ride.
This book is not perfect but still definitely worth the read.
A clean and simple cover design with a nice pop of color.
The narration was a bit strange at the beginning of the novel with Alosa describing the intention behind every little action. This thankfully disappeared once the action really got started and the story took off.
The beginning was a little slow, in general. Don’t get me wrong, action was going on but it seemed like the same events were occurring over and over again. Things were happening, but nothing was really happening, and it all felt a bit repetitive.
Alosa is by no means a perfect character but I really appreciated Levenseller’s efforts to create a heroine who defied traditional gender stereotypes. Alosa’s commitment to herself and who she was as a person sets an example for young people today. (Ha, young people. I sound so old, I swear I’m only a teenager, at the time of this review.) It’s not very often that we see a female heroine who is clever, strong, fair, determined, caring, and loves both her weapons and her dresses. This is my kind of princess.
This book was filled with a large cast of characters, which usually I’m not a fan of because it makes it hard to really know any of them. But I found myself really appreciating all of the characters in this story. Even the minor ones.
The Last Word
Overall, a fulfilling read with plenty of adventure and a heroine to make you laugh out loud (or lol as we teenagers say it).
I’ll definitely be picking up the next book to see how Alosa’s adventure continues…
Age Group: Upper YA (bit more mature subject matter)
Related Cause: Feminism
One Word Summary: Pirate-Girl
Series: #1 Daughter of the Pirate King Series