Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
Synopsis: 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.
Publication Date: Febrauray 27th, 2018
Series: Daughter of the Pirate King (#2)
Contains spoilers for Daughter of the Pirate King
I didn’t like the first book at all, and I did say I was going to continue on with the duology despite my very low rating with the first book. I’m actually kinda glad that I continued it on, because this book was a lot better than what happened in Daughter of the Pirate King. Everything was so much better in this, but I obviously have a few complaints about this book.
Starting off with the world-building which was really absent from the first book, was a little better in this book. While I have seen better, it’s a slight improvement at least. There was a map in the book at least, and the book had a few descriptions of some of the places which was mentioned quite a few in the book. I still wanted to see a lot more world-building in the book, however.
I’m so glad that the romance between Riden and Alosa was gone, but who’s to say that the tension between the two is quite bearable. It was torturing, but yet it amused me greatly. While I so was not a fan between the two, but the forbidden love chemistry is there and just so creative and so torturing. There times that I got a little annoyed because it was there and present, but it got a little too overboard a few times.
I love the cast of characters. The supporting and even the main cast had their personalities too shine a lot. I love the fact that Alosa is quite protective and loyal to her crew in this book and wishes them the best. Her crew was their for about the whole novel and I loved that they were. It brought the amusement to the book, and probably wouldn’t be the same without it.
The one thing that really irks me is that we were told multiple times that the Pirate King was quite ruthless, and harsh, but we weren’t actually shown that he is because guess what he was absent for about 95% of the book, and only the 5% he wasn’t really that bad. I’m not really sure that’s like exaggerating or what. He never really played an important part shockingly.
The plot, however, was really quite all over the place. There was nothing really important in the book and the plot was possibly absent in the book, but yet it somehow drove a fast-paced novel instead of it being slow.
While I found the first book to be bad, the second and final installment of this duology was better than the first book. It was a good read though and I’m glad I finally knocked this off my TBR.