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.
“Your enchantments last long after your song fades.”
So Alosa from Daughter of the Pirate King is a self declared badass. No man or pirate can match her (except for the Pirate King of course!!), she always has a plan, is always thinking several steps ahead, isn’t afraid of anything, etc, etc. That’s what she drilled into our heads add nausea in DotPK and it was pretty annoying because it was so much tell not show, so much talk not walk. Well, in Daughter of the Siren Queen, we get to see Alosa in all of her badassness–we get to see the fierce, fearless, incredible pirate that she is–and it’s AMAZING!!! Much more show and walk 🙂
This book picks up a little after the first one left off, with Alosa and her crew retrieving the last piece of the map from Vordan for her father, the Pirate King, so that they can finally go in search of the legendary gold and treasure that the sirens hoard. However, Vordan reveals a little tidbit that makes Alosa question why exactly she should be following her father so devoutly… causing her to decide to go after the treasure on her own, not just at the side of her father!! But crossing the feared Pirate King isn’t exactly the smartest idea…
There was so much action and so much going on in this book it was absolutely amazing!!! *heart eyes* While the first book could get a little boring because it seemed like all Alsoa was doing was walking around on a ship being “prisoner,” here she was fully in charge of her own ship, sailing across the ocean in a deadly race against her father! There were so many scary things the crew had to cross on the way, and more than once I feared that the crew wouldn’t survive!!
I absolutely adored the crew of the Ava-lee, Alosa’s pirate ship! It’s a mostly all female ship and I was like, hello, yes, girl power! It was amazing to see how they could be so absolutely ruthless, such cutlass killing pirates on one hand…and then on the other hand such amazing girls who really cared for each other, and weren’t afraid to express a bit of a girly side, too!!
Now Riden…I definitely swooned a little 🙂 There were times when his and Alosa’s will they/won’t they relationship could get a bit frustrating, and times when I absolutely wanted to smack them (just make out already!!!! xD), but most of the time I just loved them!!!! Having Riden there is just so important for Alosa too, because as we learn from the first book, the Pirate King only loves Alosa conditionally, and has been pretty harsh and, well, cruel. But Riden is anything but cruel ❤
With all the other struggles of just staying alive in this book, you would think that there isn’t room for much more struggling, but there’s also Alosa’s internal struggle with the siren, with her other self, and that’s what really makes the book! I could really feel her struggle as she tries to contain herself, but is also skeptical if she should embrace herself?? The sirens were, hands down, my favorite part of this book 🙂