I’d been meaning to read Daughter of the Pirate King for a while now. I believe I even entered a giveaway for the book in Goodreads when it was first coming out. Obviously, I didn’t read it then. But… it seemed like the perfect fit for one of my reading challenge prompts this year: A book set at sea. Especially since I have no interest in reading one of those Master and Commander books that were so popular a while back.
While I can’t say Daughter of the Pirate King is fantastically written, it certainly sucked me in! I love how different Alosa is from other heroines. She takes no crap, and has no qualms about killing, yet she’s someone you root for, and her loyalty to her crew shines through. I’m not sure I’d like to be her friend, but I can appreciate reading about her! The romance between her and Riden is also pretty electric. Their scenes are riddled with sexual tension. Which I love.
As soon as I finished Daughter of the Pirate King I went searching for the newly published sequel: Daughter of the Siren Queen. Luckily I was able to nab a copy the next day. While I tore through Daughter of the Siren Queen in a day, there was something missing and I can’t quite decide what that something is. Alosa’s badass character was not quite herself and the sexual tension between Also and Riden wasn’t quite there this time around. I can’t point to particular passages, but it didn’t have the same grab for me.
With that said, I’m really hoping there is as third (and final) installment, so we can get Alosa and Riden’s, and the rest of the Ava-Lee’s, story wrapped up. I want to know what they are off to do next! And what crazy creatures they might run into this time.