A pirate book with a main character described as “a female Jack Sparrow”? C’mon, I had to read this one eventually.
The plot is quite simple. The Daughter of the Pirate King stages her kidnapping to get a piece of the map that will lead the pirate king to -yes, you guessed it- an island of unimaginable treasures. Plot Twist? It’s also the land where Sirens -who lure men to sea by their magical singing voice- live.
While the storyline was generally predictable, with some plot twists here and there, but it was nothing too dramatic, it was the characters that pulled the plot along.
Alosa, the Daughter of the Pirate King is witty, smart and strong. While she is a pirate, she is also a girl, who cares about her dresses and looks. She was a unique character, but too good to be relatable.
On the other hand, Riden, First mate of Enemy Ship and Alosa’s Captor, is very much the traditional YA-appeal guy, with good looks and smart brains. Though, I felt he was had less characterization, and pretty much got overshadowed by Alosa’s character.
The story is told in first narrative by Alosa, and it is fast-paced. There was not much world-building and we didn’t get to see what the other character’s lives are like, especially Alosa’s Crew, whom I would have liked to read about more.
Nevertheless, it was a quick read that I enjoyed.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Looking forward to reading book 2.