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:
A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.
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.
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I love the excitement & adventure in pirate books. They seem like they enjoy what they’re doing.
I love reading more about pirates. I really haven’t read much about them.
I love Orlando Bloom. (Oh, you mean books?)
I also love the sense of adventure and wildness on the high seas.
LOL. It counts! 😉
Pirates get to break all the rules.
Pirate stories are full of action and adventure which I love to venture into in the books I read. I love the idea of being at sea, although I’d have to be on a cruise ship (I’m not cut out for rough sea life). I also keep picturing Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom as we love watching Pirates of the Carribean, so my pirate ideas are a bit skewed, but I’m not complaining!
I like the thrill of the unknown at sea.
I think it’s the freedom of the pirate lifestyle that seems the most fun to me. Free to go where we want and do whatever we like, that’s my kind of agenda. Thanks for the chance to win the book.
The book sounds awesome and i think the pirate story from this point of view sounds like a fun and interesting read.
The fact that the book doesn’t take place in just one location.
Pirate stories are more than just adventure. It’s life on the sea, where the entire world is open and ready to be seen. There is a freedom in the pirate life itself that extends to the characters. Because of that, they tend to be more relaxed and comfortable; they have the freedom to be whatever/whoever they choose.
(Also, I HAVE BEEN EYING THIS BOOK FOR SO LONG!!!! I am so pumped about your review. I trust your judgement a lot, so this post made me even more excited to read this book. Excuse me while I go fangirl.)
Ahhh, yes, I love it!!! My review will be up in the morning. (But spoiler alert: I loved it!!!)
The freedom and fierce sense of adventure!
I love pirates stories because they are always traveling to new lands and new adventures. There is never a dull moment.
I love the suspense.
I’m simply a LOVER of just about anything pirate related. And a female pirate? Well, that makes me want to read this all the more!
Super excited for this book. And I love love a good pirate story. Plus some day I wanna marry Captain Jack Sparrow lol
I love the action and adventure!
I love the action and adventure! v
I love swords and kick-patooty women.(with swords)
Can’t wait to read this!
Pirates have such an intriguing lifestyle. It looks utterly treacherous but so much fun at the same time. Plus, RUM!
Pirate stories are awesome because anything basically goes: adventure, epicness, badassery, all things well and good (aside from when things go inevitably wrong–as they tend to often do especially with stories of the sea)!
I love the adventure of pirate stories! Plus I haven’t read that many pirate stories with females so I’m excited!
I’m so excited to read DOTPK! I think it’s the excitement and the thrill of pirates’ lives that intrigues me no end!
I like the feeling that anything can happen in a pirate story. I feel like pirate stories always have a lot of fun action!