Hey all, Dani here.
You know, it feels pretty darn good to be getting my reviews written up and posted fairly soon after finishing most of my reads. I do still have a pretty decent review backlist, and I do plan to start trying to get them out again soon, but for now I just want to talk about my more recent reads.
I hope you all are having a lovely week. I’m hoping for a productive weekend of relaxing and reading–and we’re probably going to go to the zoo again
Anyway, let’s go ahead and get started with today’s review.
There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
Rating: 4 stars
I enjoyed this story, but it didn’t wow me to the point of obsession as it has with some readers, and that’s okay. I’m not trying to say that this isn’t a book worthy of obsession. We all have different loves, likes, and dislikes. I wanted a bit more from this story. It was a fairly concise and shorter read, but I could have stood for it to be a bit longer.
Alosa was fierce and intelligent, but in some ways her arrogance about her superiority ended up leading her to act in somewhat stupid ways. But I guess that does come across as fairly realistic to me.
There were a few twists and revelations that surprised me, but for the most part the story seemed fairly predictable and easy to follow. But that’s okay. I still read it really quickly and I enjoyed the experience. I do plan to pick up the sequel soon, because I’m curious to see how this adventure ends.
So I liked it, but I didn’t love it.