Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 28th 2017
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.
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Alosa is a pirate. In fact, she is the daughter of the pirate king, and also captains her own all-female pirate crew. She is sent on a mission by her father to retrieve a map to an island covered in riches. She decides to allow herself to get captured by an enemy crew so that she can secretly search their ship. Sounds like a pretty awesome premise, right? A female pirate captain of an all-female pirate crew? Sign me up. But unfortunately, Daughter of the Pirate King did not deliver the awesome story that it promised.
The biggest disappointment about this book was the fact that it could have been something completely unique and amazing, but instead ended up being exactly what you would expect of every YA book out there. First of all, the all-female pirate crew was barely present in the entire book! Why would you write a book about badass female pirates and then ignore them for 95% of the novel??? It was such a wasted opportunity. Instead, the book focused on a weird and unbelievable romance. Insert rolling eyes emoji here.