I gave this book 5/5 stars. Below is the synopsis from Goodreads:
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
Here is why I loved this book:
This book had me at “pirate.”
What I liked:
First off, it sucks you in almost immediately. Secondly, once you start, you can’t stop. Levenseller throws you into a world of pirates and ruthless captains. Alosa, the main character was cunning and a little bit of a smart ass. You can feel the hurt underneath, but she doesn’t always portray this throughout the book. She is intelligent, funny, kind of a badass, and bit of an asshole. She really fits right in with the pirate aesthetic, though sometimes she really does act like a princess.
I was entertained through the entire story. As an avid YA reader, I appreciated that it wasn’t teen heartthrob drama as per usual in this genre. The author has a beautiful writing style, and I read the sequel to this immediately.
What I didn’t like:
This whole Alosa/Riden trust issue thing got on my nerves.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this book. If you like pirates and kickass female protagonists, then my recommendation is that you read this book.