By Tricia Levenseller
For the fans of strong female protagonists and fun fantasy adventures, spiced up with a dash of enemies-to-lovers!
Recommended Age Level: 13+
First Book in Duology (+1 novella)
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.
If a book makes me squeal, then I consider it a winner. And this book definitely had me do that! Not to mention I devoured this book in less than 24 hours. The plot is fast-paced and engaging, and I found that Levenseller did a great job of only giving out little bits of information at a time, so there was a hint of mystery in it. Furthermore, the protagonist, Alosa, is both witty and incredibly fierce, plus her narration and overall personality made her a lovable character that you want to root for. Just maybe don’t get into a fight with her on a pirate ship. Overall, I highly recommend this book, especially for a quick, amusing read, and I also recommend having the sequel on hand to start right after you finish this one!
Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller (sequel)
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson