Summary: Captain Alosa, the daughter of the notorious Pirate King, tricks a rival ship into kidnapping her to ransom her off to her father while she searches their ship for a piece of a map that will lead to an island of vast treasure.
Thoughts: I love this book from the very first page. Alosa was a cocky, confident and funny heroine whose voice stood out from the start. Despite Alosa’s light tone, she is brutal when she needs to be and she is exactly what I look for in a character. I loved her relationship with Riden, the first mate of the ship she was held “hostage” on, and how honest she was with herself about using him to get what she wanted, no guilt involved, even if she did like him, and didn’t want to admit it. The world building was light, mainly because most of the scenes took place on a ship somewhere out at sea, and what happened on land wasn’t as important as what was happening between the pirate lords. This is one book where less world building made it read better. Even though the plot twists weren’t so surprising, they were very enjoyable and they kept me hooked. If you’re looking for a swashbuckling adventure full of heartfelt humor and a romance that doesn’t overshadow the main plot, then you will love Daughter of the Pirate King.