- Page Count: 320
- Release Date: February 28, 2017
- My Rating: 2.5 stars
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.
“All in all, I’d say he’s a cocky bastard.”
Ok most of my friends loved this book, but for some reason I was mostly irritated the whole way through. I loved the idea of the book… there’s really not much that could disappoint me about female pirates + a cocky first mate.
But I wasn’t that into Alosa’s narration. I didn’t need to hear quite so much about her entire thought process for everything and found the tone to be super young (even though the almost-parody aspect of it was fun). Too many little parts just annoyed me. And the romance had potential but started WAY too early to be even remotely interesting.
But the basic idea of princesses + pirates is still awesome. I think those who are looking for younger-sounding YA books might enjoy this more than I did!