Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #2
Length: 272 pages
The capable, confident, and occasionally ruthless heroine of Daughter of the Pirate King is back in this action-packed sequel that promises rousing high seas adventures and the perfect dash of magic.
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.
In Daughter of the Siren Queen, Tricia Levenseller brings together the perfect mix of thrilling action, tense battle scenes, and a heart-pounding romance.
Trigger warning for violence, gore
I read DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING last year, and it was such a fast-paced, action-packed novel, so I was automatically very interested in reading the sequel – this novel doesn’t lag at all, and I’m definitely going to be checking out Tricia Levenseller’s future works.
DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN follows Alosa when she discovers a secret about her father and is forced to embark on another journey with her kick ass shipmates. In this novel, we get to know more of the secondary characters, which I really enjoyed, as it substantiated the group effort for Alosa’s journey against her father.
The romance in this novel is surprisingly quite minimal – there is definitely sexual and romantic tension between Alosa and Riden, but this novel focuses more on the plot and Alosa’s relationship with the Pirate King and Siren Queen. I will say that there are some moments whilst in Alosa’s thoughts that she’s very possessive over Riden, with which I was very uncomfortable; I would be cautious of this overly proprietorial manner.
Overall, I found DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN to be an action-packed sequel to Tricia Levenseller’s widely-hyped debut novel. I found that there were some problematic aspects to this duology and Alosa’s character that I very much did not care for (this duology is wildly heteronormative and Alosa can be overbearingly arrogant and annoying), but if you can look past that, I find that this could be a very addicting series.
Thank you to Fierce Reads & Macmillan for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Alice is an 18 year old college student who loves the oxford comma, television shows, and the company of dogs. She finds writing in the third person odd yet enjoyable. You can find her scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, and forever organizing her shelves on Goodreads.