Book: Daughter of the Siren Queen
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Series: #2 book of Daughter of the Pirate King series
Pages: 341 pages, Hardcover
First published February 27, 2018 by Feiwel and Friends
Daughter of the Siren Queen
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.
Alosa is now free and back on her own ship with her faithful crew. With the complete treasure map in hand, her father prepares to cross the sea and become even more powerful than before. Alosa almost gets the revenge she craves, but Vordan manages to plant the seed of doubt in her and make her discover the truth about her past.
In “Daughter of the Siren Queen” we witness a rebellious Alosa. She knowingly opposes her father and takes action to thwart his plans. This puts her and her entire crew, who are more than family to Alosa, in danger.
Ava-Lee – “Daughter of the Siren Queen”
Tricia Levenseller involves us in a dizzying race with much at stake. And as we witness Alosa’s new mission, we get to observe the entire crew in great detail. While in “Daughter of the Pirate King” the focus of the story was on Alosa and Riden, here we encounter a much deeper human relationship. I really liked that the author included the crew of the Ava-Lee in the story and described them in detail. We get to know little Roslyn, whose story and bravery will melt your heart, but not only because Alosa’s people are full of stories and human drama.
In “Daughter of the Pirate King” the author gave us a glimpse into Alosa’s true relationship with her crew. It became clear that loyalty, trust and mutual respect were important to her, not fear. After following closely the cooperation on board and the willingness of the crew to die for Alosa, we can gain insight into Captain Alosa. Until now we only knew the image of the girl, the daughter, but now we see the true character that Tricia Levenseller creates. But Alosa is not only that…
Alosa is not only her father’s daughter, but also carries something of her mother.
Abandoned or taken advantage of by both her parents, the heroine’s heart is torn by doubts. In the book, we witness Alosa’s attempts to control the monster within her. This is not just a story about pirates and sirens. It is the life of a girl born between two worlds and belonging to neither. If she chooses to be only human, she will have no chance to save everyone she loves. On the other hand, the siren in her only wants to sow death and join her sisters in the sea. One is lost without the other, and the key to balance appears in the most unexpected places.
Trisha Levenseller has managed to add a little romance again, but it is not so much the focus of the book. Yes, the tension between Alosa and Riden, who stubbornly refuses to part with her, remains. The character seems a bit illogically in love to me, considering that their relationship did not go well in the first book, but boy does he have an important role in the sequel. The fact that the two are on the same deck is distracting enough for Alosa, and their confrontations provide a break from the otherwise tense events surrounding her mission.
“Daughter of the Siren Queen” is an interesting and entertaining read and can definitely be read in one breath. I rated the book 4 stars, but I found it more exciting than the first one and the events definitely managed to shake me up appropriately.