Sometimes, you read a book and you feel as if it was written just for you. As if the author climbed inside your brain and said, “Yes, these are the things that will make Sara happy. I’ll put this into a book for her.”
That’s how it felt when I read Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller; a book that spoke to my deep love of pirates (in the theme park ride/Johnny Depp/fun-filled fictional type — not the actual raping and murdering type), kick-ass heroines, and the enemies-turned-lovers trope.
Which is why, when I finished the book, I stalked Tricia online, professed my love for her book in an embarrassing vomit of words, and then proposed a crazy idea which has become this … Daughter of the Pirate King Takeover Week. Which is really a week-plus, because we will be featuring the book all the way through next Tuesday, February 28th — the day this beauty hits store shelves.
So what can you expect from this piratical takeover? Well, we’ve got a contest, for starters — which kicks off today (so keep reading for details), but you’ll find more chances to win every day this week — plus a lot of love for real-life lady pirates, our favorite fictional pirates, and So. Many. Pirate. Gifs. So many.
Yes, like that one.
To get things started, if you’re unaware, here’s what Daughter of the Pirate King is all about:
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
Debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.
All this week, we are giving you a chance to win a copy of Daughter of the Pirate King thanks to our friends at Macmillan. To enter, tell us in the comments what you love about pirate stories — then fill out the Rafflecopter to complete your entry.
Come back each weekday now through February 28th to see our latest Daughter of the Pirate King post and earn more chances to win. The more posts you visit & comment on, the better your chances!
Contest runs through midnight (PT) on Wednesday, March 1st and is open to the U.S. only.