Book Review: Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
Alosa has finally found all three pieces of the map. Soon they will set sail and find the legendary treasure. But a secret leads to betrayal and soon Alosa is in a race to save her crew and find the treasure before the Pirate King. However, they may not make it and she comes to the realization that the only way to find the treasure and kill her father is to embrace the side of her she has always hated. She will get to the treasure first. She has to…. after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.
This book was just as good as the first book if not better. The reader learned more about Alosa as a pirate captain and what her capabilities as a siren were. Furthermore, we saw her crew and how dedicated they were to her and in turn she to them. Her relationship with Riden developed maddeningly slowly with unnecessary emotional obstacles thrown in their path.
The character development was stunning, though, especially for Alosa who finally broke free of her father’s control and began to understand that she could harness the siren within her. Her dedication to the safety of her crew was astounding considering the fact that most pirates would betray those around them for a little bit of coin. The fiery spirit and stunning fighting skills once again showed up in the tale. However, Alosa’s relationship with Riden was fraught with emotional upheaval that involved one or the other angry. I just wanted them to finally figure out their relationship instead of dancing around it. Despite that, I loved Alosa and Riden’s characters.
I also liked exploring Alosa’s crewmates. Most of them were women with a dark and violent past who had joined the crew for a chance at a better life. Their undying loyalty to Alosa was inspiring and I was extremely sad when a few of them tragically died. I loved their characters and they only enriched the tale.
I would recommend this book and in general, the duology for it is a wonderful tale full of loss, sea fights, pirates, sirens, and treasure.