Back in February I recieved Daughter of the Pirate King from my Owlcrate. At first I was apprehensive about reading this book; pirates are okay, but likening the main heroine to Jack Sparrow actually put me off. I enjoyed Pirates of The Caribbean, but just the first two movies … The rest were forgettable. Also, Jack Sparrow is fun, but he’s also a gross, dirty man-pirate. Ew!
Anyways, that’s just a small gripe I had, and that’s just with that one quote.
Here’s what I actually thought of book …
After three years of studying Graphic Design, I have to be honest and tell all of you that I am one of those people who judges a book by it’s cover. I’m also the type of person who will actually go to a bookstore and photograph book covers that I love. So for me, a section on the cover design is not only important, but necessary.
The Daughter of the Pirate King is one of those books which sports an interesting cover. It’s interesting because I’m not sure if I like the design or not, but at the same time I am fascinated with it. Something makes me want to stare at it all day. Design and layout wise, there’s nothing wrong with it.
The main take away is that the cover is interesting, and makes me want to find out what this book is about. So, it did it’s job. Kudos to the designer!
Some of you may know that there is a sequel to this book: Daughter of the Siren Queen, and the cover for that one is gorgeous! It follows the same style as book one, and I think after seeing it I appreciated The Daughter of the Pirate King more.
First Impressions–No Spoilers
There are still plenty of man-pirates in this book, but make no mistake: our heroine just doesn’t care, because she’ll beat them all anyways. And let’s not forget, there are plenty of lady-pirates!
On starting out, I got the impression that Alosa was going to be another one of those arrogant, egotistical characters. She is and she isn’t. At first I wanted to kick her. Then as I got to know her better I warmed up. Alosa has her reasons for being the way she is, and she does have weaknesses, though not in the way you would suspect.
The writing was competent, and I didn’t mind it. My problem with this book is that it’s too short. More meat on the bone would have been good. I like meat. Mmm!
I gave Daughter of the Pirate King 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. I think it’s a great start to a series, but again, too short!