Daughter of the Pirate King by

This book found it’s way onto my TBR because of bookstagram and booktube, and when I found it on a particularly miserable day in Auckland, I decided to just hunker down and read till I was done.

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.

Blurb from Goodreads

I’ll confess, the main draw of the book for me at that time was that it would be entirely predictable and I could lose myself for a few hours away from Auckland, a city I dislike more for leaving it. In that repect, the first book was entirely predictable and almost entirely forgettable. The romance was predictable, her attractiveness and gumption etc and I don’t think anything took me by suprise, but it was a fun way to spend a few hours and I am glad I could tick it off the list.

Why do all these heroines have to be so young? Alosha is 17, Riden is only a few years older and I am clearly too old now because even though it is a fantasy novel I just kept shaking my head and going “For crying out loud you’ll regret everything you just did when you’re a bit older”. It’s like when you start agreeing with Ariel’s dad in a Little Mermaid that she doesn’t know him, so how can she possibly love Eric??

Short review, but I think it was kind of forgettable in a way – I can remember the overarching plot but I can’t remember being particuarly awed by the writing or any plot twists or anything. Good read, but not one I’d pick up again.

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