Individual Rating: 4.5/5
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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 review will be a little different today. Why, you may ask? BECAUSE I LISTENED TO THE AUDIOBOOK!! It was my first time listening to an audiobook, and let me tell you, I LOVED it! It took me a minute to get into it and adjust to the difference between listening to a story and reading it, but once I found my happy middle, it was *gasp* instalove. The narrator was amazing, and it was just great all around.
Let me start off with Alosa. I’ve been in this recent kick of badass female leads, and she was a feisty one. Alosa made the story 100x better by basically trying to mess with everyone the whole time. She had a mission set by her father, and she stuck with it ’til the end. She was cunning, smart, and thought quick on her feet. The premise of the story involves her trying to find a piece of a lost map along a 20-some year old Draxon and first mate/brother Riden’s ship. So, naturally, she stages her capture, and being a girl she is severely underestimated.
I enjoyed Riden and Alosa together. I liked their interactions, and I loved their banter. Riden thought he had Alosa all figured out, until he didn’t. She proved time and time again that should could outsmart even the smartest of the men, and she did it with a smile and with ease. Riden, thankfully, found this endearing rather than despicable, which made me like him even more.
I really hope people read this book. I want to have a physical copy to read rather than listen to, and see what my differences in opinion are. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants a cunning, strong female lead, pirates, sirens, and adventure with a little bit of romance.
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: February 28th, 2017
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Narrator: Marisa Calin