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ARC Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Posted March 15, 2017 by MC / 2 Comments

Categories: Book Reviews

ARC Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia LevensellerDaughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1) by Tricia Levenseller
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 28th 2017
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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.

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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.

 

Cornerfolds Wrap Up February 2017

Posted February 27, 2017 by MC in Book Reviews / 1 Comment
Cornerfolds Wrap Up February 2017

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Cornerfolds Wrap Up December 2016

Posted December 30, 2016 by MC in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Cornerfolds Wrap Up December 2016

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ARC Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Posted December 29, 2016 by MC in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
ARC Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Alice lives the in the magical land of Ferenwood, where everything is bright and colorful. Alice, however, is colorless, which means she is also not magical. She is different from everyone in Ferenwood, and she feels like she will never fit in. Alice gets the opportunity to join a boy named Oliver on a journey to the land of Furthermore, the land where her father disappeared many years ago, and […]

ARC Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Posted December 27, 2016 by MC in Book Reviews / 2 Comments
ARC Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Oh, how excited I was when I heard that Marissa Meyer was coming out with a new book. I adore her Lunar Chronicles, so I was certain I would love whatever she wrote. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed with Heartless. The writing was still just as lovely as her other books, but the story, characters, and world fell completely flat for me. The characters were…fine. I didn’t really hate them, […]

Cornerfolds Wrap Up November 2016

Posted November 30, 2016 by MC in Book Reviews, Cornerfolds, Wrap Ups / 1 Comment
Cornerfolds Wrap Up November 2016

Hi everyone! I thought I would post something every month to let you know what books I have reviewed over at Cornerfolds (just in case you missed them). This way, I can have all of my reviews added to my review index and they can all be accessed easily from one place. Since I have only been a part of Cornerfolds for about a week, there is only one review […]

FBCYA Blog Tour: Timekeeper by Tara Sim | Review

Posted November 9, 2016 by MC in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Fanboy Book Club / 7 Comments
FBCYA Blog Tour: Timekeeper by Tara Sim | Review

Review: Oh my goodness this book! If there was ever a reason to break out the heart eyes emoji, now is the time! Ok, ok, I’ll stop. Let’s get serious and talk about this book… Timekeeper has been one of my most anticipated reads of 2016 for months and I was so lucky to meet Tara at ALA in June (I got the second copy of Timekeeper that she ever […]

Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour: The Amateurs by Sara Shepard | Review

Posted November 5, 2016 by MC in Blog Tours, Book Reviews / 2 Comments
Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour: The Amateurs by Sara Shepard | Review

Hello hello! Remember when I told you I had the final installment in the Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour? Well, surprise! I’ve got one more book for you! The final book on this tour (seriously this time) is The Amateurs by Sara Shepard. The Amateurs just hit shelves this week and it is a really fun mystery! Keep reading for my review! Review: Well, what a pleasant surprise this book turned out to be! Sara Shepard has […]

Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour: Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon | Review

Posted October 7, 2016 by MC in Blog Tours, Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour: Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon | Review

Hi everyone! I’m back with the final installment of the Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour. The final book on this tour is Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon. Gilt Hollow just hit shelves last week and it is a fantastic spooky fall read! Keep reading to see my review! Review: I am so happy that I received Gilt Hollow as part of this blog tour! I honestly didn’t know very much about this book until it showed up […]

Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour: 5 Reasons to Read Wendy Darling: Vol. 2 by Colleen Oakes

Posted October 1, 2016 by MC in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour: 5 Reasons to Read Wendy Darling: Vol. 2 by Colleen Oakes

Hi everyone! The Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour is back! Next up on the tour is Wendy Darling:Vol. 2: Seas by Colleen Oakes. Since this is the second book in Colleen’s Wendy Darling series, I wanted to make sure I didn’t include any spoilers in this post. So instead I have included some reasons for you to pick up this series and celebrate the release of book two!           […]