Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Publisher: Fewer & Friends
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Adventure
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Synopsis: 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.
“Oh, the ridiculous things one has to do when one is a pirate.”
If you love strong female characters with a bit of a temper, then look no further, this is the book for you.
Taking on a mission from her father, Alosa gets captured by an enemy pirates in order to retrieve a piece of a map that leads to a mysterious island. The only problem is, the map is no where to be found. When sneaking around at night isn't enough, Alosa must get close to the Captain and his handsome brother to find her father's treasure and prove to him what a loyal daughter she is.
Alosa will go down as one of my favourite characters. I find her very similar to Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass) in the way she talks and thinks. She's extremely intelligent, she's cunning, and the amount of sass this girl has is unbelievable. Alosa will have you on your toes, waiting to see what she does next, or laughing out loud from her sassy comments.
The romance in this story was very well written. I was expecting a love triangle, but thankfully there was none of that. Alosa and Riden have an amazing slow-burning romance that you get to watch grow. While it was a little bit too much insta-love for me, it was still a very well written romance. I definitely ship them.
The writing, the plot twists and the world building were all amazing. The story and world that Tricia created is very unique and captivating. While the characters didn't explore too many places, the author gives us a sense of the world and some of the places that Alosa will be soon visiting. There was just the right amount of action and surprise in the plot to keep you engaged in the story, the twists the author threw definitely caught me by surprise. I'm really impressed.
Overall, this book was fantastic! I can't wait to read more about Alosa and Riden, hopefully as they take on the world. I highly recommend this book to all pirate lovers, as well as fans of strong female characters.