ARC Review: Daughter of the Siren Queen

Author: Tricia Levenseller
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Length: 352 pages
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan
Source: Publisher
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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.
Daughter of the Pirate King was such a surprising delight that I was itching to read the next and final book Daughter of the Siren Queen. I raced through this book and the heartache set in really quickly once I realized I was at the end of the journey. This duology is such a fun pirate romp filled with swoony romance, female empowerment, action, high stakes plot, and strong characters.

What I love most about this duology and this book in particular is how it expertly balances between light, fun moments and the bloody, vicious life of a pirate. There are some funny scenes and lots of light banter and then there are some really gory scenes rife with pirate mischief and cruelty.

Alosa is such a badass main character. I love her quick mind and epic strategies, her obstinance and fearlessness, but most of all I love her devotion to her crew and sense of loyalty towards those she loves. I can tell in this book that she has definitely grown from the person she was in the previous book, and I love that she is more in tune with her emotions and less forgiving of those who don't deserve her trust and mercy.

In this book we also get to know Alosa's charming female-dominated crew. I loved getting to know these characters, especially Niridia (the first mate), Mandsy (the medic), and Sorinda (the assassin). I also loved learning more about Kalligan (Alosa's father) and his secret pirate headquarters.

The romance in this book is slightly frustrating at times, but I love all of the adorable moments the two share. Riden and Alosa are so perfect for each other, and I love how wholeheartedly they support one another when they have to make tough decisions. At the same time though, they push each other to be better and aren't afraid to tell one another when they they are wrong. Also the banter is beautiful!

Don't worry, this book is replete with pirate-y goodness too. Daughter of the Siren Queen should quench your thirst for swashbuckling pirates, sinking ships, deadly sea creatures, and good old fashioned sword fighting!

Rachel is a teenaged unapologetic fangirl and perfectionist.

She loves reading for the escape it gives from reality and enjoys crying over books, swooning over characters, and laughing out loud over funny lines. She is a semi-recovering Netflix addict and a middle child of three.

You can find her on Twitter @yaperfectionist & Goodreads.

2 comments:

  1. My coblogger on my other blog keeps shoving this at me, haha. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, Rachel, even though the romance might be cringy at times. At least the adventure and pirates are worth it though! :)

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  2. Thanks for the review. I am looking for something new and this book really belongs to me and I am interested to read the story of the novel. I will download eBook copy for me and read the rest story.

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