Hello happy readers! Okay so today I am super excited to share my thoughts on one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and an ARC I walked into a wall when I saw I got….should not check e-mail from NetGalley while walking. That book is, Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller. Now you may know I got the first book last year and it ended up being one of my favorite reads of 2017 so I was super excited for the sequel but you can check out my full review here. Book two comes out tomorrow 2/27/18 but thanks to the publishers and NetGalley I was able to review it a bit early though my hardcover will be here this week!
When we left Alosa had one of the map pieces but she set off after but she now had a more personal reason to find the final one and settle a score with the owner after his imprisonment of her forcing her to use her siren gift like a trick for him. Riden is still recovering on her ship, because he's useful and not because she has undeniable feelings for him in the least, while his much lesser half of a brother is imprisoned at her father's keep. Getting the final piece of the map is goal one and making sure Vordan pays is icing on the cake. But when she is faced with Vordan again she is presented with a secret her father has kept from her for years. A secret that puts Alosa and her crew at odds with the feared Pirate King himself. With danger everywhere they know they have to reach the treasure first if they want to stand a chance against him. After all, who better to sale to the island of sirens than a ship of women with the Siren Queens daughter as your captain?
Book one was one of my favorite books I read last year. I adored it. I had this one on my most anticipated list for a long time because I needed more. We made it a good chunk of the book before we even learned that Alosa is a siren she was just a kick-ass pirate with an awesome crew that ruled the seas and had devious plans using the fact that they were underestimated as females to their advantage. A treasure hunt for the map piece with a cat and mouse between Alosa and Riden. It was awesome and then you find out more and it's just mind blowing. My favorite thing is that she didn't need her ability, she was top dog all on her own and that just made her even better. So I was totally invested in her character and that of her crew from the start. This merry band of females (and the occasional male) who hold their own and are just as any man and smarter. Plus I was really wanting to see what would happen between Alosa and RIden given what was between them already. Though they are both stubborn, Alosa even more so, so I knew it would be good.
The action was there full of missions, chases, ship battles, sword fights, and more. It was a fast fun read that really dived into the character and we got to see a softer side of Alosa we knew was there for her crew but being with them the whole time we see the depth of it. There was the ups and downs that kept you entranced. It’s a book about ruthless pirates and killer sirens so there is death and pain and some of it hurt my poor little heart. There is a lot to be learned in this world still and I love how the siren aspect of things is explored.
But most of all I loved Alosa and Riden. They are on unsure footing and watching as they press each others buttons time and time again was amazing. The sexual tension is so tough. I wanted to shake them at times for being so pig headed but they were always fun to read and I was glued to the screen of my kindle when they were in the same scene! I liked watching it play out and the development that went into it as they learned about one another and who they truly are. It was a huge hit for me. I can't wait to get my physical copy in the mail and convince my bestie she needs to read this next so I can discuss it in more detail with her. This was by far one of my favorite books so far of 2018 and one of my favorite series I have read! Highly recommend!
Until next time…