Daughter Of The Pirate King by Tricia LevensellerDaughter Of The Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter Of The Pirate King

byTricia Levenseller

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

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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.

In Daughter of the Pirate King, debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.

Tricia Levenseller is from a small town in Oregon, but she now lives next to the Rocky Mountains in Utah with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and Editing, and she is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she's not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, pl...
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Title:Daughter Of The Pirate KingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.51 × 5.87 × 1.11 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250095964

ISBN - 13:9781250095961

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely Hooked Me From Start To Finish I need more stars for this review! I'd hoped that I would enjoy this book since I have a huge love of pirate stories and lore, but even I was shocked at how madly and deeply I fell in love with this book, its characters, world, and magic. Absolutely one of the best books I've read so far this year and one I'll be recommending to everyone I know. The story is intriguing and compelling throughout with lots of surprises and exciting twists near the end. Alosa is one fierce woman who (almost) always has everything under her control, and whose powers are both incredible and frightening. Riden is a fun, swoon-worthy balance to her, and their romance and banter was one of the many highlights to the book. I honestly could not get enough of this adventure or the characters. This is a fantastic debut and has cemented me as a fan of Tricia Levenseller. I'm waiting with bated breath for the next chapter. It can't come soon enough. This is a book for anyone who loves pirate stories, strong women who let nothing stand in their way, romance between two characters who drive each other crazy, and readers who want something fun and different on their shelves. Pick it up today. You will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FUN AND EXCITING READ To say that I was blown away is an understatement. Each character was so exciting to read about. and had so much development. I especially loved the main character Alosa who was very sassy, sarcastic, and clever. It was excellent to read about a young woman who was strong and independent, and also smart! The romance added so much tension to the book! I completely fell in love with the love interest, although I guessed the trope that would follow it from the very beginning. I felt so nervous the whole time, because everything was so fast paced, and I only wanted to keep reading.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finished in one sitting! I fell in love with this story and it's characters. It wasn't the most elaborate writing, as you might get in like high fantasy books (what I usually read), but I still really enjoyed it. I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel!
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book It's got a cute and feisty main character with an ambition. She's so lovable that it's hard not to get absorbed in the story. I finished it within a night.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun! What this book lacks in plot, it makes up for in a feisty, cutthroat main character and a fantastically, bantery ship (no pun intended). Not much really happens in the story, at least not towards the end that is really just setting up for the sequel, but the relationship between Alosa and Riden is so much fun to read about that I forgot there wasn't much substance until after I finished.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing After reading so many stories about war and rebellion- this was rather refreshing. Really reminded me of Pirates of the Caribbean and the main character's strong, but we do get to see her weaknesses, so that we can relate to her. Enjoyed reading it!
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this! Elosa is such a kick butt, take no prisoners heroin that you can't help but love her. Cannot wait for the second book to come out!!!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok this was decent overall, however it could have been much better.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved It Read in one sitting, very action packed and could not put it down. Can't wait for the sequel. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable pirate story I loved Alosa from the very first chapter. Parts of it were easily predictable, but other parts I did not see coming. Several of the characters were endearing, and I look forward to seeing more of them in the next book. Especially for a debut novel, this was, overall, a very enjoyable story.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I absolutely loved this story! A must read, you will not be disappointed!!
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glad I Read It I had no interest in reading this book, given that it was pitched as a female Jack Sparrow and I do not like Pirates of the Caribbean, have no interest in pirates, and the cover is blah. But it caught me right from the start....the writing was great, the story was fast paced. The main character was fiery has her hair and her quick witted nature had me laughing out loud. This would of been a 5 star read, but I felt cheated with a quick ended. Daughter of the Pirate King is a quick easy read that holds your interest through-out the book, I recommend picking it up.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved!! I loved this book......Couldn't put it down! Waiting not so patiently for the sequel. Feb 2018 can't come fast enough.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read! Loved this book and can't wait for the sequel to come out! The main character is like a female version of Jack Sparrow!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a letdown. I was so excited for the promise of this book and I don't think I ever felt so disapointed. It felt so flat. The character are cardboard cut-out, with no originality and depth, the dialogue are forced and eye-rolling-worthy. Honestly I couldn't even bring myself to finish it.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Action, Banter, Characters = Perfection! Daughter of the Pirate King has smoothly sailed its way into my heart. I picked it up just before bedtime and let's just say I didn't end up getting enough sleep lol. No regrets. I wish the book would go on forever. The story starts right away with Alosa being "kidnapped" by pirates who want to hold her for ransom since she's the princess. The captain and crew of the Night Farer definitely bit off more than they could chew as again and again Alosa proves to be an impossible to contain prisoner. It was so much fun to see her toy with those that underestimated her. Alosa is my new idol. She's independent, honest and feisty as hell. She doesn't shy away from confrontations and never backs down from a challenge. I wish I could be as ballsy and forward as she is. Every trick she had up her sleeve (one quite literally) had me smiling. She bested most of her enemies in effortless ways. I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of her scorn though; those that have wronged her don't exactly end up in the best positions. Beyond her ruthless demeanor Alosa does have a soft side. Really, she's just a bloody joy to read ;) Her special skills didn't surprise me but I enjoyed seeing it come to light. The banter between Alosa and Riden is everything. Holy smokes the back and forth, their push and pull were hilarious and hot. The stubbornness they share and the burdens they carry made them such a match. I officially have a new OTP. My shippy heart is oh so full and happy. More Alosa and Riden shenanigans please!! The tables have certainly turned by the end of this book. Since the title to the sequel is slightly spoilery I won't mention it but I am so excited! If you love girl power, playful banter and pirate-y action then Daughter of the Pirate King is an adventure not to be missed.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong Female Lead I felt empowered by the book. Alosa is classy yet badass! Can't not wait till the next book comes out! New Favorite Book!!
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love I adore Pirates of the Caribbean, so this was amazing! I love Alosa, and the romance is both aggravating and amazing!!! Highly recommend to anyone who loves Pirates of the Caribbean and strong female leads.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! I really enjoyed this book. It is fast paced and is full of kick-butt characters who know what they are after. The plot of the book is engaging and makes you want to keep reading till the end. I look forward to the next book!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light and easy to read I was able to finish this book very quickly. The female lead was fun to read about with a great personality.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fast paced and fun! I'm not usually a fan of pirates so I went into this expecting to hate it. To my surprise, this was actually a fun read! The story unfolds very quickly and that includes the romance. I guess the only thing I thought this was lacking was more detail and a slower pace for things to develop more realistically. Either way, I'd still recommend this book!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A High Seas Adventure I loved this one. Can't wait for the sequel.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Fun While not particularly deep or thought-provoking (and not trying to be!), this was a fun read and very light. It was a nice and easy, one-sitting read, and Alosa makes me want to be a pirate. She kicked butt and looked good doing it. It was entertaining and made for a quiet evening.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun, swashbuckling yarn 3.5 stars. This was really fun and engaging, and it didn't take itself too seriously. I think it seemed pretty aware that it was a loose fantasy, swashbuckling girl-power story, and it just rolled with it, which meant that while I was also very aware that it wasn't high-brow literature, I was still very entertained.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a strong female lead! Brilliant! Definitely a must read. Alosa is such a strong female protagonist who knows how to fight, puck locks, and escape. And not to mention, she is the captain of a pirate ship, Ava-lee. One aspect that I really liked in her and admired her for is her carness for her crew. While most captin will just let their crew suffer and give themselves the best in everything, Alosa actually cares for her crew and is willing to do everything in her power to help them no matter the circumstances. This, of course, includes not giving herself as much as she could have. Riden, the main male character of the book, is also a super interesting character to read about. He is super loyal and cares about others. Though even after the entire book, a lot about him is still in the unknown. He is a man surrounded by mysteries, which I am super excited to get to know more about in the sequel. Overall, I really really enjoyed this book and will definitely continue to follow Alosa and Riden's journey while they search for the last third of the map. And I am super excited to get to know more about the crew on Ava-lee. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All That Girl Power When I hit the request button on Netgalley, I remember not reading the synopsis and basing my NEED to read this book purely on the title alone. I guess that’s why it took me SO LONG to bring it to the top of my lung crushing, bookworm drowning TBR pile but now that I finished it, I AM SO SO HAPPY THAT I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT IS EASILY ONE OF THE BEST I’VE READ THIS YEAR! “I believe we create ourselves to be what we want.” Instead of describing this book, I’m going to rant about ALL THE GREAT THINGS that I LOVED TO THE BOTTOM OF MY FANGIRLING HEART (and I hope you will want to read it too!) 1. ALL THE GIRL POWER: What’s better than a Fearless Female Main Character who is ALSO the captain of her own ship? A SUPER SASSY Protagonist with the ability to hold her own EASILY in a ship full of enemy male pirates, FIGHT LIKE NOBODY’S BUSINESS and also HAS A CREW FILLED WITH THE MOST AWESOME SAUCE AND LOYAL GIRLS. (Who I am SO SO EXCITED to read more about in book two.) 2. ALL THAT BANTER: One of the things I loved the MOST about this book was THE EASY, sometimes sassy, sometimes flirty banter that Tricia Levenseller managed to create that made a book about pirates, mythical sea creatures, hostages and treasure SO MUCH MORE FUN. (If that is even possible) SERIOUSLY. Some AMAZING DIALOGUE. 3. ALL THAT FLIRTING: I LOVED LOVED Riden and Alosa together. It was such a FUN, refreshing romance with NO PINING, all honour, attraction and flirting and I LOVED IT. (Yes, I have used the word ‘love’ about 36,289 times in this review already) I loved the kissing scenes, I loved the turmoil that went through Alosa’s head during those moments, and I loved them. I cannot WAIT to see what book two does with them. 4. ALL THOSE PLOT TWISTS: Most days, I can predict where a fantasy will end up. Daughter of the Pirate King, however, had me saying ‘OH HOLY WOW. I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING.’ These are such AMAZING twists too, fitting pieces in place and WOW. LOVE. (Yes, again) 5. ALL THAT ALOSA KALLIGAN: Move over Celaena Sardothien, MY NEW FAVOURITE FEARLESS FEMALE CHARACTER IS HERE. This girl takes NO NONSENSE, has ALL THE SASS AND THE BRAINS AND THE FIGHTING SKILLS and well, I LOVED LIVING IN HER HEAD FOR A FEW DAYS. There was NOTHING AT ALL WRONG WITH THIS BOOK. In fact, IT WAS SO PERFECT I COULD CRY. A fast paced, swashbuckling tale with an amazing cast and ALL THE GIRL POWER. I’m so in love, all I want to do it read it again. 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swashbuckling Good Fun I suddenly find myself wishing there were more YA books featuring pirates because I absolutely loved Tricia Levenseller's debut Daughter of the Pirate King! Danger and thrills. A search for an ancient treasure map. A seafaring adventure with ruthless pirates. Daughter of the Pirate King was addictive, entertaining, and ridiculously fun. I fell in love with Alosa and the book within the first chapter, utterly captivated, and then wished I would never run out of pages to read. Seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa has been sent on a mission to retrieve one of three pieces of an ancient map that will lead to the legendary Isla de Canta, an island believed to be guarded by sirens and filled with untold treasure. Staging her own capture by the cruel pirate captain Draxen and his crew, Alosa just needs to endure being a prisoner and avoid arousing suspicion for a fortnight so she can secretly search their ship, the Night Farer. Draxen believes he can ransom the beautiful daughter of the renowned and feared pirate king, unaware Alosa is not a woman to be underestimated. But his brother and first mate, Riden, is much more bright and perceptive. He knows Alosa is hiding something, that there's more to her than meets the eye. And Alosa keeps pretending to escape, playing the part of an unwilling captive, when really, she wants to stay on their ship. As they both try to outwit each other, the chemistry and romance heats up until you just want them to kiss, kiss, kiss. Alosa reminded me of a pirate version of Celaena Sardothien from Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series. She's cocky and confident, but she totally has the deadly skills to back it up. She'll slit throats with a dagger or stab her enemies with a sword one moment, and then complain about ruined tailored clothes another. I loved her so much. And while she's got not qualms stealing or killing, there are still some lines she doesn't cross. A pirate's life is never safe, but she does what she can to protect her loyal crew and those she cares about. I highly recommend Daughter of the Pirate King to fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies or fantasy lovers just wanting to have some swashbuckling good fun. Alosa's antics were often hilarious as she downplayed her capabilities, stirred up some trouble, and tried to "escape" the Night Farer. And when her stubbornness or defiance got her hurt, I couldn't wait to see how she would retaliate. Alosa doesn't make idle threats. When she says you're a dead man, she really means it. And now I absolutely can't wait to see what daring adventures are in store for Alosa, Riden, and her crew in the sequel!
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful Pirate Tale A surprising tale of strength, beauty, and deception. Daughter of the Pirate King will entertain and delight readers with witty banter, sword fights, and treasure. I requested this book on a whim. I mean...I like stories about pirates and the cover intrigued me so I went for it. I honestly don't think I even read the description (as you all know I like to do). And I was pleasantly surprised. I definitely want to get my hands on a hardback version! From the beginning, I knew I was going to love Tricia Levenseller's voice and her complex character Alosa. I found myself pulled in and flipping pages as quickly as I could. Many nights I was up past my bedtime just to get in "one more page" which turned into chapters when all was said and done. I really enjoyed following Alosa's story. As is a danger to most writers when writing in first person, a reader can become bogged down by the characters thoughts and desires but here I found hers to be helpful, informative, and easy to relate to. Alosa is a cunning and complex character and a whole lot of fun. As there is a romantic element, I'll also mention that Riden's character was intriguing to me. I won't say much more on this so you can make your own opinions, but I liked his character. As for the plot and plot elements, I am a fan! At times, due to the circumstances that Alosa finds herself in, there is some repetition, but I honestly wasn't bothered by it. I felt as if Levenseller did a great job progressing the story so that, at a time where I would expect to get bored, something else would happen and pull me through. Thumbs up for that! There were only a few things I wasn't a huge fan of. After the start of the book, I felt as if there was a lot of telling vs. showing. It's complicated by the situation Alosa finds herself in so I understand why it's that way, but sometimes it felt like she was thinking things to explain a situation, giving more information because we needed to know details in order for it all to make sense. I don't know if I have a great way around that fact because of the plot so, personally, I let this slide and just took the information for what it was. I also wasn't a huge fan of the violence because this is labeled as YA. Now, I've read much more violent books, but they weren't marketed as a fun YA read. Yes, I understand the reality of pirate life is messy and at times violent, but I think there were creative ways around the violence that Levenseller chose to ignore. Eh, just a personal opinion. So, my recommendation: If you enjoy a good pirate tale that includes romance (because this certainly does) and some light-hearted elements of danger, then I really think you'll like this. It's entertaining, surprising, and an overall easy read. It's definitely not a 'dark' book and I found myself laughing quite frequently. If you aren't a huge fan of romance threads or are looking for a more gritty pirate tale, then this may not be for you. *A note for my clean readers: Though this is still considered YA I would rate it more at a 17+ for violence and romantic elements. My rating: 4.5* ____ I received this book for free but was under no obligation to post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.
Date published: 2017-02-20

Editorial Reviews

"Readers should rejoice, because we now have a lady Jack Sparrow on our hands! Daughter of the Pirate King kidnapped my interest from the first chapter and never let it go! It's a superior debut with a deeply entangled romance, a fearsome heroine not to be trifled with, a clever hero that you seriously want to trifle with, and a plot twist that makes a rollercoaster seem stable. With a cunning plot, robust writing, and complicated characters, any reader will enjoy being manipulated in Levenseller's capable hands. Definitely for fans of Pirates of the Caribbean, fierce heroines, slow-burning romances, and adventures that can turn sour in the space of a gasp. Not for fans of complacent heroines, soothing plots, or those who don't speak sarcasm." -- Anna Banks, author of the New York Times Bestseller Of Triton" Levenseller has created a formidable female character who can take care of herself as she makes some hard decisions. Hand to skilled readers seeking true adventure with swashbuckling, sword fighting, and a great problem-solving heroine." -School Library Journal"Levenseller makes an impressive debut with this funny, fast-paced, and romance-dashed nautical fantasy, set in an alternate world of pirates, sirens, and myriad islands....This one's not to be missed." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"Tricia Levenseller's vivacious debut novel, the first in a duology, boasts stormy seas, sexy pirates, swordplay and a heroine who conquers all three with aplomb.... A rip-roaring high seas escapade with a tinge of fantasy, Daughter of the Pirate King will engage and enthrall its teen audience." - Shelf Awareness