Friday, February 23, 2018

Review: Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia LevensellerDaughter of the Siren Queen
(Daughter of the Pirate King #2)
by Tricia Levenseller
February 27, 2018
272 pages

Goodreads Summary:
The capable, confident, and occasionally ruthless heroine of Daughter of the Pirate King is back in this action-packed sequel that promises rousing high seas adventures and the perfect dash of magic.
Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he's under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice.
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.
In Daughter of the Siren Queen, Tricia Levenseller brings together the perfect mix of thrilling action, tense battle scenes, and a heart-pounding romance.


Daughter of the Pirate King took me by surprise last year as it soared into my top favourites. I was left desperate for more, like one needed air under water ;) Then Raincoast Books worked their magic and sent me an early copy of the sequel (my eternal gratitude)! I could hardly contain my excitement. All I wanted was to devour Daughter of the Siren Queen but I knew the quicker I read the faster it all ended so I made myself pace my reading.

There's no shortage of swashbuckling sea adventures and burning tension (romantic or otherwise) in Daughter of the Siren Queen. I had the most amazing time navigating rough waters, dodging hostile attacks and outmaneuvering the ultimate enemy with Alosa and her crew. Though I felt like the ending could've used more siren interactions, this duology was a most fulfilling pirate-y adventure.

The Alosa and Riden scenes did not disappoint. There was a lot more tension than banter this time around but they still lit the pages on fire. Every bit of their interaction had my heart fluttering. After all they'd been through and no matter how they wanted to neither could deny the strong attraction. It was extra satisfying to see them slowly open up and get together.

In Daughter of the Siren Queen we dive deeper into Alosa's siren nature. Every minute spent exploring her abilities gave us a better understanding of her. Alosa's merciless tendencies were directed at those who dared to threaten her beloved ones. Even though she feared her siren self, knowing it may be the key to their survival had Alosa bravely facing it down. She fought tooth and nail for her crew and that spoke louder than any words or songs could about her (true) nature.

The crew aboard the Ava-lee was wonderful. In the face of danger and death Alosa's most trusted never failed her. Even when tension amongst themselves ran high they stood by her side. Who could ask for a more loyal bunch? I'm hopeful we get to see some of these fine ladies and gents again ;) A spinoff with any of the characters would make my world!

Even though Daughter of the Siren Queen had to end the characters I've come to adore will stay with me forever. This duology was one hell of a voyage and it won't be long until I'm on a repeat adventure with them again (and again). Pick up these books stat.

4.5 Cats
*I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own and not affected in any way.

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