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I bought this purely off a rev on a FB group I’m part of so glad I did. Inhaled it and now impatiently waiting for book 2. Fans of Sarah j Maas I reckon this is for you! No fairies lighter on romance but smart mouthed strong female lead. So good!
Daughter of the Pirate King was just a straight up fun read! I'm not going to blab on here and instead just dive into breaking down what I liked/didn't like.
Soooo, the plot. As a fun, fast-paced read with sword fights and treasure hunts and general pirate stuff - yes, this book features it all, but... I have to agree with other readers about this book being a little repetitive in regard to plot points. For the first 220 pages or so, the stuff that happens does become more and more familiar, though, after the 220 page mark, it does pick up and concludes really well. I didn't mind that the plot was repetitive because the book felt like it was supposed to be fun and just an enjoyable reading experience, especially with how short it is, so yeah, just a lot of fun (I think that is going to be the key word in this review).
What really carries this book is the fantastic characters and witty dialogue that never stops. Alosa is such a great character and I loved reading her voice and experiences. Riden, Daxton and all the other pirates came in well, and whilst there wasn't a big focus on some of the other pirates, I still felt like I got a really good snapshot of everyone.
The mythology was woven in well and interesting. The author has a very pleasing writing style - very easy to read and follow.
All in all, if you're a reader looking for a fun, quick pirate read, then Daughter of the Pirate King is definitely for you. I won't deny that I'll be reading on more for the characters than the mystery of the plot and I can't wait for book 2 and more pirate action!
I absolutely loved this book! It had the kind of kick-ass heroine you always want to read about and great supporting characters! Every character has a reason for being in the book, they weren't just placed there to fill a hole! The adventure itself was a great fun read and I cannot wait for the next book to come out! (Hurry up February 2018!) I'll definitely be rereading this book in the future!
I finished this book in two sittings, I absolutely loved it!
The pace of the story line is very fast, everything mentioned in the blurb starts off in the first chapter, which I really enjoyed. There was no waffling in the book, it was very focused on the plot and plan. The setting was described very nicely and a map of the ship is provided which really helped with imagery. I knew what the author was describing and that allowed me to enjoy the book so much more!
The writing is very basic and understandable, which I loved because I wasn't fumbling around trying to figure out how to pronounce a word or what a word meant, like some other books have made me do *cough, cough Eragon*
The main characters are likeable. Alosa is admirable, her talent, skills and wit is everything throughout this novel. I loved her persona. Riden is equally fantastic- very skilled, intelligent and funny. They complemented each other from the very beginning. Their chemistry was on fire!!! They are very compatible. The story line followed through equally with their relationship, which was very refreshing to read. Usually, there is too much focus on the relationship and little on the plot or vice versa, but this book balanced both.
Initially I thought this was a stand alone novel, but I was very excited to discover it's a duology. I have ordered the next book and I'm really excited to read it!!
The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because there are a few occasions, I think three, where it gets very sexual and explicit. I DID NOT like that at all- I think it ruined the plot. I was not prepared for it at all, especially because I was under the impression that this novel is for a younger audience. I like a little PG chemistry here and there, but not sexual intimacy in a young adult novel, especially considering the characters are so young and they barely knew each other. The way it was portrayed was horrid as well, it was completely used as manipulation and in desperateness, which will give younger readers the wrong impression and ideas about intimacy.