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text 2017-09-01 23:11
Definitely my best reading month that I've had all summer...August Recap
Till Death - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Berserker - Emmy Laybourne
Gemina (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman
Bounce: A Boomerang Novel - Noelle August
Our Dark Duet - Victoria Schwab
Daughter of the Pirate King - Tricia Levenseller
The Animal Under The Fur - E.J. Mellow,Dori Harrell
I'll Meet You There - Heather Demetrios
Angelfall - Susan Ee
Those Girls - Chevy Stevens

August has been an awesome month for me book wise I read 3 new favorites, including I'll Meet You There (phenomenal btw), Gemina and Daughter of the Pirate King.  I also listened (re-read but on audio) to a fav from a while ago with Angelfall.  I only read one e-ARC from Netgalley, and that's disappointing...I just haven't wanted to read those, lately.


The Books 


(Audiobook) Till Death by Jennifer L Armentrout

Finish Date:  08/04

3.7 STARS - Grade=B


(e-ARC) Berserker by Emmy Laybourne

Finish Date:  08/05

3.8 STARS - Grade=B


(Both Hardcover/eBook) Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Finish Date:  08/09

5+ STARS - A+


(Audiobook) Bounce by Noelle August

Finish Date:  08/10

4.2 STARS - Grade=B+


(Audiobook) Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Finish Date:  08/16

3.5 STARS - Grade=B-


(Audiobook) Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Finish Date:  08/18

5/5 STARS - A+


(eBook) The Animal Under the Fur by E.J. Mellow

Finish Date:  08/19

3.7/5 STARS - B


(eBook) I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Finish Date:  08/23

5+/5 STARS - A+


(Audiobook) Angelfall by Susan Ee

Finish Date:  08/23

5+/5 STARS - A+


(Audiobook) Those Girls by Chevy Stevens

Finish Date:  08/29

4/5 STARS - B+


10 Books Total 4,093 Pages (including Audio's)

6 Audiobooks, 1 Hardcover/eBook, 2 eBooks, and 1 Netgalley eARC.




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review 2017-08-27 23:20
A very worthwhile pirate tale...
Daughter of the Pirate King - Tricia Levenseller



Book Title:  Daughter of the Pirate King

Author:  Tricia Levenseller

Narration:  Marisa Calin

Series:  Daughter of the Pirate King #1

Genre:  YA, Romance, Pirates, Mythology

Setting:  On a ship at Sea, mostly

Source:  Audiobook (Library)



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Ratings Breakdown


Plot:  5/5

Main Characters:  5/5

Secondary Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme or Tone:  5/5

Flow (Writing Style):  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4.5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration:  5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  a to be continued…

Total:  5/5 STARS



My Thoughts


An entertaining, and easily one of the best Pirate stories; I've ever read.  I pictured Alosa, the feisty MC to look like a redheaded Keira Knightley, which is due to the narrator sounding just like her.  Seriously, the accent and tone was a dead-on match to Elizabeth Swann.  Throw in an excellent cast of characters, a mysterious treasure hunt, and some mythology in the form of Sirens and you got yourself a surprising likable pirate story.


Will I continue this seriesYes, most certainly…


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review 2017-03-06 20:33
Daughter of the Pirate King
Daughter of the Pirate King - Tricia Levenseller

Half the reason I requested this galley was because of the pirates. Even better was the fact that the lead pirate in the novel is a girl. There are not enough pirates of any gender in YA literature!


Alosa is the daughter of the new pirate king and the captain of her own ship. But she is more than a pirate. She has abilities that make her powerful, abilities that she hates. But she uses them in order to please her father, who is a tyrant at best. And he has sent her on a mission... to find a third of a fabled map that leads to impossible treasure.


Alosa is a strong, confident girl who doesn't hesitate to go after what she wants. She knows that there are very few that could match her skills. I love that attitude! But she isn't all hardened edges. She desperately wants to please her father, even after the ways in which he's treated her. And she just might have a soft spot for a certain fellow pirate.


I really enjoyed this story. Alosa's character was fantastic. Strong and powerful, but with an edgy sense of humor. Her interactions with the men on the ship are sometimes serious, but most of them time she is pushing them just for the fun of it. There were times, though, when the plot dragged a little bit for me. A little repetitious, but not enough to ruin it for me. All in all, it was a fun read!

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