Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Pirates
Tricia Levenseller's duology is utterly enjoyable! What I love the most about it is that it made me feel genuinely, truly happy! Was I petrified most of the times? Aye! Did I want to murder Kalligan with a seething passion? Aye! Did I nearly lose myself to the perils of the deep blue, searching for hidden treasures and singing rich melodies with the sirens? Aye! Still, Tricia Levenseller made my heart swell with longing, joy and laughter! Daughter of the Siren Queen was enchanting, and while I'll never wield a sword or become a badass lady pirate or kiss Riden *cue ear-piercing wail*, I got a taste of mindblowing adventures thanks to Alosa, I became a part of her crew and I fell in love, and I did all those things without risking my life or getting eaten by cannibals! And that, my friends, is a privilege granted only to readers.
“I may not have been born in the sea, but I was born to rule it.
I am the daughter of the siren queen.”
In Daughter of the Siren Queen, Alosa retrieves the last piece of the ancient map leading to the world's greatest treasure, all too eager to please her father and prove her value. But when secrets of her father come to surface, and her life is turned upside down, she has no choice but to find the sirens' lair on her own, and claim their treasure for herself. The voyage of the Ava-lee is nothing but dangerous. With her father's entire fleet on her heels, her only chance at defeating him is to control her siren nature, and use it to save her crew. But the siren is a murdering beast, trying to eradicate her humanity, and make Alosa use her abilities only for death and pleasure. Will she manage to outmaneuver her father? Will she save her crew, and be the Captain they deserve? And, most importantly, who will prevail, the siren or the human?
That's exactly the most frequent (and decent) exclamation that left my lips while I was reading Daughter of the Siren Queen. Tricia Levenseller, being the cunning siren that she is, erased everything from my brain, and left only the desire to inhale her story, to follow the adventures of the Ava-lee and get drunk in adrenaline and elation. The stakes were even higher, the losses many, and I cursed like a pirate every time Kalligan and his foul men were one step ahead. The action was non-stop, Alosa's inner turmoil well-depicted, and the call of the sea, simply magical. We got to spend time with the sirens, to explore uncharted territories, to smirk at hilarious banters and witness loyalty and friendships that defied the wicked and the cruel. Daughter of the Siren Queen was pirate adventure at its finest!
“Your enchantments last long after your song fades.”
Be still my thawing, dark heart. Riden was more delicious than ever, and I'm surprised the tension between him and Alosa didn't set the Ava-lee' s sails on fire! I relished all those charged and angsty and heated and tender moments so much that I had to discreetly wipe the drool from my chin! Phew, for a book taking place in the sea, Tricia Levenseller surely knew how to consume me in flames!
If you're in the mood for a fun, light-hearted and amusing read, then look no further! Let's hoist the colours, me hearties, set sail for faraway lands, and sing one last time, with rum running in our veins,