Book Review – Daughter of the Pirate King

Posted February 7, 2018 by Kathy in 5 stars, Book Review / 6 Comments

Book Review – Daughter of the Pirate KingDaughter of the Pirate King Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #1
by Tricia Levenseller
Published by Fiewel & Friends on February 28, 2017
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 308
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher
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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.


Daughter of the Pirate King is a thrilling adventure. I loved this book!

Why did I love this?

  • From the beginning to the end I was mesmerized by this story. The story begins with Alosa captured by her enemies, so right away you see her calculating her every move. As I read more it became clear this was going to be an exciting adventure. And I was right. I loved the action and enjoyed riding beside Alosa while she searched for the map. I also loved the banter between Alosa and Riden. It was fun watching them try to outwit each other but also see the connection they were making.
  • I love Alosa! She’s clever, intelligent and strong. Alosa doesn’t want to rely on her special skills (I’m not spoiling it for anyone), so it was interesting watching her stay in control. It was exciting to see her transformation and I can’t wait to read more about it in the next book. Despite her rough relationship with her father, she still finds the good in him. As tough as she may be, Alosa is like most of us and craves her father’s approval. It will be interesting to see what happens with her relationship with her father.
  • I love Riden! It is refreshing to have the love interest be the second in command, rather than the Captain pirate. He is clever and a definite match for Alosa. His brother Draxen is a cold-hearted pirate but Riden has compassion. Even though they are enemies, Riden and Alosa have a lot in common due to their painful past. They have sizzling chemistry and I can’t wait for more of them in the next book.
  • I loved that Alosa’s crew was primarily women. I’ve never read a book with female pirates so I loved seeing the strong women fight and control their ship.


Daughter of the Pirate King has adventure, romance, suspense and action. This is a fun story and I can’t wait to read the next book.


Rating Report
Overall: five-stars

About Tricia Levenseller

Tricia Levenseller writes historical fantasies for young adult readers. Her debut, DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING, released earlier this year from Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers.

Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing and is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.

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6 responses to “Book Review – Daughter of the Pirate King

    • Kathy

      This was a fun story and I wish I had read it sooner. At least I don’t have to wait too long for the next book lol. Thanks Sam!

    • Kathy

      I am picky with the YA books I read, so this was a nice surprise. This didn’t have the teenage angst that I try to stay away from. Thanks Katherine for stopping by!

    • Kathy

      I prefer reading YA fantasy and science fiction. It’s easier for me to follow, then the adult intense versions lol. This was a fun read and now I’m in the mood for more pirate adventures lol. Thanks Melanie!