RELEASE DATE: February 27th, 2018
AUTHOR: Tricia Levenseller
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic.
PUBLISHER: Feiwel & Friends
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.
“I may not have been born in the sea, but I was born to rule it.”
I loved Daughter of the Pirate king last year and I’ve been eagerly waiting for this sequel. The adventures of Alosa and her crew continues in this fast paced action packed finale which I really loved. It was even more better than the first book. Alosa has become even more fierce and strong. I pretty much enjoyed her on and off chemistry with Riden while she’s trying to control her Siren heritage. These two are totally made for each other and they make a perfect OTP couple. One of the best things I loved about this book was that we get to know more about the Ava-lee’s badass female crew. They totally kicked ass and I’m glad that they got a spotlight. We also finally get to meet the sirens and know more about them which is one of the things I was so looking forward to in this book.
After defeating Vordan, Alosa finally finished her mission by acquiring the third missing piece of the legendary treasure map. The people who captured and tortured her are now became her prisoners in her ship. Riden who used to be the first mate of her enemy ship Night Farer is now under her command. After handing over the prisoners to her father, Alosa is ready to embark on a new mission with him to find the hidden treasure which is safe guarded by the Sirens. When Vordan reveals about her father’s deep secret and how he’s unaffected by the siren powers, doubt creeps on her. To kill her curiosity once and for all, Alosa sneaks into her father’s study and what she finds there changes everything she believes about her father. Feeling betrayed, Alosa decides to take the treasure for herself and hence begins the deadly race with the feared pirate king on their trail. While fighting with her new dangerous siren heritage and her attraction to Riden, can Alosa and her crew make it to the treasure first or they’ll end up getting caught by the deadly pirate king himself, a fate which is far worse than death.
Alosa is my favorite character in this series and I loved her even more in this book! She’s smart, fearless, loyal and a badass female pirate. I’m glad that she finally grew a spine to fight against her ruthless father who’s never been a great father figure to her. She was pretty amazing in this book. Her loyalty towards her crew and how she treats them like a family was quite admirable. Riden is a total delight, as always. I can never get enough of his cocky and witty personality. I’m really not surprised with how quickly he gained the trust of Ava-lee’s crew members because he’s so irresistible. While Alosa is fighting with her inner siren, Riden is also fighting his own demons that he can’t seem to forget. Yeah, we finally get a glimpse of his past. The banters between Riden and Alosa is another thing that I can never get enough of. I loved seeing them fighting their attraction and each other. I absolutely enjoyed the sizzling chemistry between them even though how much cliched as it may seem. As for the side characters, I really liked Roslyn, Niridia, Sorinda, and Kearan. Little Roslyn is a six year old girl who’s cute, fierce, and very brave. I quite enjoyed her character. Niridia is Alosa’s first mate and also a great friend. Sorinda is Alosa’s dark and silent assassin who don’t talk much and doesn’t show any emotion. Kearan is a total drunkard who brought some humor to the plot. The relationship between Sorinda and Kearan was pretty fun to watch. They don’t get along well but I totally ship them because we can pretty much see how it’ll end.
The plot was well written and well executed. It’s fast paced filled with action, adventure and romance. I was sucked into the story as soon as I started and I was never left bored. This book was pure entertainment and I wish it was a bit longer. I loved all the pirate action, and the twists and turns. Alosa’s monstrous siren side is pretty interesting to see because she’s quite opposite of Alosa’s human side. Besides sea adventure and sizzling romance, this book also deals with family dynamics and friendship which I enjoyed a lot. The writing was pretty good. As usual, the story was told in Alosa’s first person pov but I craved for Riden’s POV. The world building was perfect. I really liked the fantasy world the author has created. I love a good pirate adventure with sirens and monsters.
Overall, I loved this book! It’s a great finale with satisfying ending but I’m really not ready to say goodbye to this series yet. I would love to see a companion novel or maybe a spin off in the future. I’ll definitely miss Alosa and Riden!
I highly recommend this duology to everyone who loves to read Young Adult fantasy books with sea adventure, pirates, and a sizzling romance.
MY RATING:[4/5 Stars]