It’s time for another First Impression Friday post! For those who are unfamiliar, FIF is a weekly meme created by J.W. Martin. The goal is to talk about a book you recently started reading. Share you impressions, predict what you think will happen, say whether you think you’ll enjoy it, etc.
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.
I’ve been hearing good things about this book, and the sequel, for quite a while now. I typically love all things pirates and badass female protagonists, so this one seems like a good fit for me. I really haven’t gotten too far into the story yet, but Alosa has the potential to be an interesting protagonist. That being said, however, I do see some potential turn offs already. The interaction between Alosa and Riden hints at a complicated romance situation on the horizon. This is not entirely surprising, given what the blurb on the back cover reveals, but still, it feels like it might be going in an overly cheesy direction. As someone who tries not to overdo it on dairy products, I’ll skip the cheese, please.
I don’t think I’ve read quite enough of the story to make any plot predictions yet, but I’m hoping for a lot of sword fighting, swashbuckling, and pirate booty.
ARRRRRRRE you guys ready for the weekend? I sure am! 🙂