Series: Daughter of the Pirate King, #2
Genre: YA Fantasy, Sirens, Pirates
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Trim the sails, Raise the gangplank, hoist the anchor
Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father’s justice.
When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.
Be still my black heart!!
I read the first in this series, Daughter of the Pirate King back in April this year (If you are curious you can find it here) and I absolutely loved it. IMHO, there are not enough books on Pirates and it is a bloody brilliant book.
I actually started reading this last week, a few days before the arrival of my Fairyloot Sub box. The theme for August was ‘Mutinous Pirates’ and I immediately wanted to finish the Duology.
Oh, the ridiculous things one has to do when one is a pirate
Firstly, this book is unlike anything I’ve read. There is a Pirate King, Female Pirates, and Sirens! Sirens, I have never read about them before. However, I have grown up the daughter of a suspicious Sea-Fisherman, and legends of Sirens have been on my radar for a while (should I post a few tales of English Sirens??)
Alosa, is a true captain. I thought the idea of a 17-year-old girl was going to be an emotional wreck, but she was strong, willful, and dedicated to her crew, and those she loved. She was fierce, deceitful, and brilliant all at once.
“Your enchantments last long after your song fades.”
Riden, her love interest was surprising, okay. I expected to like him more. I do like strong characters especially if he’s a pirate, and I felt where Alosa was strong, Riden felt weak.
“I may not have been born in the sea, but I was born to rule it.
I am the daughter of the siren queen.”
There is absolutely no part of this book that was dull!! It crashed along, like the waves, and delighted me from start to finish. I truly felt sad at finishing the book.
“I have twenty-eight excellent girls aboard this ship, and their pasts have shaped them. Just as yours has shaped you. And every single one of them, down to little Roslyn, deserves your respect.”
I wanted to become part of the crew of the Ava-Lee. I want to be a pirate!!!
In most parts, the book reads like a historical fiction, rather similar to Pirates of the Caribbean. Except for the Alosa’s abilities, so I would recommend this to Historical Fiction lovers, but has enough Magic for Fantasy lovers to enjoy.
“Three coins into the sea, Captain. One for the stars, one for the sky and one for the ocean” he says.
“what need have they for money?”
“It’s not about need, it’s about showing reverence”
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