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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!
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 genuinely didn’t want this story to end. I had to will myself to put it down and drag it out for as long as I could stand.
This is the first book I’ve ever read about pirates, and now I want more.
I love that the main character is a fierce, stubborn, arrogant, and skilled woman. Alosa is so funny, I was laughing out loud a lot throughout this book. Her attitude made this story all the more enjoyable.
I loved Riden right from the very start. I really enjoyed the banter, among other things. *inserts winking emoji*
I really liked the storyline, and how it was written.
Some of the other characters really stood out to me too, like Enwen and Kearan.
I’m really happy with how it all played out and I’m so excited to read on. I can’t wait to see what happens next. I need book 2 now!
Below is just one of my favourite extracts, trust me, I have loads!
‘His philosophy is that if you have the power to do something, then you should do it.’
I'd also like to thank the lovely Danielle for talking me into reading this, it truly is a really enjoyable read that I'll happily reread a few times over.
I grabbed a copy of this book after watching numerous raving reviews about it on TikTok. On the cover, a review by Anna Banks states "we now have a Lady Jack Sparrow on our hands" and to be perfectly honest, it's the perfect description of Alosa.
Alosa, 17 year old captain, and daughter of The Pirate King purposefully orchestrates her own kidnapping in order to find a map that leads to a hoard of Siren treasure. She's captured by the Night Farer's crew and has to secure her place on the ship as their prisoner all while secretly searching for the map. Along the way she develops a close relationship with the Night Farer's first mate, Riden.
Between Riden's conflicted emotions, his need to protect his brutal brother and Captain, and Alosa's quick witt, sarcastic attitude and cunning behaviour the tension grows between them and blossoms into a fragile friendship. Friendship isn't the only thing on their minds though!
It was a fantastic read and I'm so glad I caved and bought a copy.
I can't wait to dive into Daughter Of The Siren Queen next and see what else the sea holds in store for Alosa and Riden. Their treasure hunt isn't over yet!
These books! I loved this series! I got these books because I saw them a lot on TikTok and was pleasantly surprised with what I read! The story is something I haven’t read before, it was awesome to see a strong female lead character who was badass, emotional and witty and didn’t need a man to see that. The front cover describes Alosa as "a female Jack Sparrow", and I would 100% agree with that statement, aside from the fact she is always sober and much more cunningly brilliant than he. This has a strong Pirates of the Caribbean feel as well, but it was a little more focused on the romance aspect as you would expect from a YA fantasy. Speaking of, I was surprised at how age appropriate this book is. It does have some violence but the romantic aspect was quite tame without losing any of the excitement.
The only thing I didn’t like about this book was; I felt like a lot of the big reveals were done very quickly without a lot on exploration into what it meant, it was like it was chucked at you and you had to accept it. I don’t know if it was me being a little tired while reading it, but it’s what I felt. While it was predictable at times, I did love all the various twists and turns included that were used to set up the sequel coming in 2018. Overall, the adventure, witty dialogue, and budding romance between Riden and Alosa are enough to make this a 5 star read on it's own
Great read. Love the main character and her interactions with Riden. The humour is brilliant and I can definitely see why this book has been likened to Pirates of the Caribbean, I could see this being part of that universe so easily. I also like the "supernatural" take on the main characters lineage. My only criticism would be that the book is too short! It feels like it would have been twice the length it was. I realise there is a sequel but I really wish there was more!
Starts out with a subtle and seemingly straightforward plot, that sails good and true for a good while, until you get your sea legs on. Before desending into chaos.. in the best way possible! 😂 With twisty mischievous misdirections romance and reveals. Alosa is a brilliant protagonist, quick thinking and witted, stubborn and a complete badass. But not at the cost of her humanity, because most of all she's real and believable and I'd be part of her crew!
All the characters are well thought out and come to life on the high sea, even the ones whom you only get a small taste of.. feel like they could take on many, many, many more future pirating escapades!
"I'm a pirate," I remind him. "Yes. I just can't figure out if you're a good pirate or a really good pirate." 🙊😂
Well done, Tricia Levenseller, I can't wait to read the next one..!! (And I really want a signed one too, which is rare for me, so high praise indeed.)