I can’t believe it’s already April! 2021 seems to be flying by and I am already making preparations for this summer. Today’s review is an exciting one…I have been a big fan of pirate stories and this one came highly recommended after finishing Fable by Adrienne Young. Tricia Levenseller’s Daughter of the Pirate King is definitely one my list of favorite books for this year, I enjoyed the story from beginning to end and have queued up the sequel. Check out the link below to read a synopsis and buy the book if it intrigues you!
Let’s get into the review
After reading Fable and enjoying it so much, I definitely had high expectations for this novel. I went into it with minimal spoilers which always heightens my reading experience in my opinion. I usually known by the first few chapters if I will enjoy the rest of the book and for me it only took me a few pages. Alosa’s introduction to the novel as a fierce female heroine definitely captured my attention!
- Alosa’s Female Pirate Crew: when I think of typical pirates, I usually think of Pirates of The Caribbean, which predominantly features a cast of men excluding the occasional female. This was one of the factors that really drew me into the novel from the very first chapter
- Enemies to Lovers: It’s no secret if you’ve seen my ACOTAR posts that I am a fan of the enemies to lovers trope. I have yet to read this trope outside of fantasy but I have yet to find a book with it that I don’t enjoy so far! I think I might make a more detailed post about why I like seeing this trope in Fantasy…if that’s something that you would be interested in reading make sure to leave me a comment below!
- “Soft Villain” Side Characters: The “soft-villain” is a character that appears to be evil at first and then has a soft spot for the protagonist. This isn’t to be confused with the enemies to lovers trope…it usually only occurs in side characters who have been told to act a certain while but have some sort of redemption arc. I won’t spoil any names of characters but this is such a wholesome and cute trope that I wish more authors used! It’s something I have considered in my own writing as well…maybe I’ll touch upon my writing progress of my novel in another post.
I really enjoyed this book! It had everything I loved about a fantasy novel and has encouraged me to seek out more pirate themed novels for my TBR. If you are into #piratecore I definitely think you should give this a chance! If you are a fan of pirate stories I also think you should read my *spoiler free* review of Fable. I hope you guys have a great day and I will see you soon for another review very soon.
With Love & Magic,