When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.
What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day then with a review of a book about a badass female pirate captain and her mainly female crew? The sequel to Daughter of the Pirate King, we are once again following Alosa across the sea as she races against the Pirate King to find the ultimate treasure. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but overall I was pleasantly surprised by how everything turned out.
Development of Relationships: And because there are so many different relationships, I’m going to break this down further by people…
Slightly Choppy Storytelling:
While the story moves along pretty well, there are moments that I found my mind drifting because of a lack of information given to us. When the Pirate King is trying to capture the Siren Queen, we get maybe three vague sentences telling us about the struggle and that numerous people died. Umm…ok? It was weird gaps like this that would throw me out of the story and I would have to force myself back into it to keep track of what was happening. Other than those moments, I thought the story was a fun read.
Powerful Female Characters:
The best thing about this book is how powerful all of the female characters are. The entire storyline revolves around the fact that Alosa is female, a pirate, and the captain of an almost all-female crew. And this crew fights as hard as any male ship and proves themselves to be better because they don't have to worry about pesky things like falling until a sirens spell. Again and again we get to read about Alosa's strength, and I love it. Levenseller never shies away from empowering her female characters to be equals to any of the male pirates (often smarter then the men as well) and I love every second of it.
Overall, this was a fun story. It's an easy read and I thought it was better in general then the first book in the duology. The characters and conflict felt more real then the first book and I loved seeing the character and relationship development in Siren Queen. This book was a great way to end the series.
FINAL RATING: 4/5
Hi, I'm Alexandra! I love reading (largely YA fiction, but sometimes I'll read "adult" books), playing board games, Nutella, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix with my husband.
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