Author: Tricia Levenseller
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Release Date: February 28th, 2017
Source: Miss Print ARC Adoption
A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.If you want something done right . . .When the ruthless pirate king learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows there's only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the ship, confident in her ability to overcome any obstacle. After all, who's going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell? Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it's down to a battle of wits and will . . . . Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?
I liked how the author described the characters but didn't overly describe them and go in to too much depth. Sometimes that can just be a drag and makes the reader not sure if they want to go on and read the rest. I also really liked Alosa's and Riden's characters and even some of the crews characters. We read a little of Alosa and Riden's backgrounds but its tastefully scattered throughout the book. Not all in one lump.
The entire book starts out with action right from the first page. Which was really great for me. It had a way of pulling you right in for one heck of a great adventure. The ending leaves it open for book number 2, and I for one, can't wait to get my hands on that.
I think this is a book that should make it to everyone's TBR lists. Especially if you like pirates and female heroism.
Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing and is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.