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.
That was fun. Fun, fun, fun, fun. This is just such the perfect adventure romp. The action! The pirating! Riden! I want ten more, please. Nothing is ever boring during this book.
First off, I want to be a pirate. Let’s just get that out of the way. I spent a weekend on a brigantine once. I will watch the terrible Pirates of the Caribbean movies of my own volition. This book is everything I want from a pirate book. The action is super fast-paced and I never had that issue where I’m reading a fight scene and realize that I have no clue what’s going on. Who has a sword? Who’s dead? How is he fighting? I thought he had died? It was super cinematic and very easy to follow.
And let’s just talk about Alosa and Riden. One of my common gripes with a lot of books recently is that the two romantic leads have no chemistry and I don’t give half a damn if they end up together or not. Very not the case here! Alosa and Riden have so much tension you could cut it with a cutlass. This book is pretty romance-heavy, but I did not mind at all because ughhhhhh I want a Riden so bad hello, where are you?
Yeah, it’s not the most life-changing or substantial book, but it’s just so much fun. There’s stabbing. There’s kissing. There’s hoisting of the sails and swabbing of the deck. It’s the perfect popcorn flick in book form. Now, how do I get this turned into a movie?