In Daughter of the Pirate King we meet pirate captain Alosa, who is the daughter of the pirate king.
Alosa is sent on a mission by her dad, to retrieve an ancient hidden map – the key to a legendary trove -. She lets herself get captured by her enemies, giving her the best chance to search their ship. Alose has one thing between her and the map: her clever captain and his handsome first mate. But Alosa has some trick up her sleeve, as expected by the daughter of the pirate king.
Honestly, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of this book while reading, and I still had no clue when I finished it.
I am sure about one thing though: it was, overall, quite a weird read. It lacked detail, lots of it, and the story overall just wasn’t believable at all. I was expecting so much, and after a few pages, I already had a feeling this wasn’t going to be my thing.. Why you may ask? Well, that is because of our main character Alosa.
In books and in real life, there is a thin line between confidence and arrogance. And Alosa crossed that line (no mistake about that) and she was so freaking annoying. Alosa thought she was the best, and that just became more and more annoying as the book progressed. I am totally in for a confident main character, but constantly thinking you can do it better, or that you are better? That is just way too much for me.
The book just took weird turns, the build-up to the plot twist, it just wasn’t there. And the plot twist wasn’t interesting at all. It was a fast read though, so that was a plus. But I wouldn’t recommend it, sadly. I was so disappointed, because I was expecting so much more out of this book!
I ended up giving this book 2 out of 5 stars.