Spine Study :: Daughter of the Pirate King

In an effort to get back into some YA fantasy, I drew Daughter of the Pirate King off my TBR shelf and got down to it. (Insert that cute little salsa dancing emoji.)

First things first, I think DotPK could’ve easily been a one-day-reading. The writing flows and reads quick, quick, quick. I didn’t quite make it there in a single day (fell asleep on the couch with both the dogs) but would’ve loved to have had it on a day off with no plans.

Secondly, I had minor issues (see below) but not enough of them to take away from the fun of DotPK.

Per Goodreads.com:

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.


Fun, right? Captain Jack Sparrow vibes and a clever, capable female MC.

(And ruthless, might I add.)

The characters were easy to love AND/OR hate – each falling into their respective categories, along with a few who straddled the line. The setting was fun = the great open sea + the belly of a ship. There was mystery, gore, mythology, family trauma, (good) sexual tension, and adventure.

The only setback, for me personally, was the mish-mash of childish dialogue. Here we have all these trained killers and thieves but yet…they still talked like petty teenagers. Which, I guess, they were but still – I caught myself eye-rolling at times.

Overall, perfectly enjoyable read and had me downloading the sequel the same day I finished: Daughter of the Siren Queen.


Have you read DotPK? What were your thoughts?

– B

3 thoughts on “Spine Study :: Daughter of the Pirate King

    1. Thanks, doll! •• It’s the banter, you know? It’s like two teenagers flirting. (Which, to be fair, is EXACTLY what they are.) Curious to hear what you think of it when you read it! ❤️

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