A quick note before you read on! Daughter of the Siren Queen is a continuation of Daughter of the Pirate King. If you haven’t read the first book yet (It’s great, you should!), there could be some spoilers in this post.
Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller is a Young Adult Historical that jumps right back into the action as Alosa enacts her revenge on Vordan and his crew. Her father needs the missing piece of the map, and Alosa demands justice for what Vordan did to her on that island.
The end goal has always been to find the legendary treasure of the Sirens. If Alosa can help her father accomplish this, he will become the most powerful man on both land and sea. But things start to happen that make Alosa question where her loyalty lies. As the past continues to haunt her, Alosa begins to doubt who she can trust. Then, of course, there is Riden, a man who has become her worst distraction yet…or at least that’s what she keeps telling herself.
He made a point of telling me I was never to use my abilities on him. Is he sickened by what I am? But then I remember I shouldn’t care. I don’t care.
Have you ever convinced yourself that it’s you against the world? I think we’ve all been there at one point in our lives, shutting people out to protect our hearts from hurt. But carrying around that weight on our shoulders can be exhausting, and it’s worth it to let others in. I believe that the people you care about make you better, and with their support and love, you can take on anything.
If you enjoyed the first book in this two-part series, there is no reason you won’t like Daughter of the Siren Queen. This continuation provides twists and turns I didn’t see coming and gave me closure to Riden and Alosa’s back and forth relationship. The author delivers another fun, female-led adventure that will keep you hooked until the last page.
This brings me to the first location of importance: Ava-lee
“He found something on that island where he met your mother. A weapon. A device that protects him from the sirens. A device that lets him control them, should he find them again. A device that lets him control you.”
Alosa begins to question her place in her father’s life. His cruelty towards her has never presented a barrier to her loyalty and devotion. Alosa had been raised to be tough, not show emotion, to be stronger than any enemy she could face. What she wasn’t prepared for, however, was unconditional love.
As Alosa explores her feelings for Riden, her crew, and her absent mother, she realizes that there is so much more to relationships than her Father has ever shown her.
This brings me to the Second location of importance: The Pirate King Hideout
“The siren queen is a truly menacing creature, no more than a sea monster feverishly on the lookout for human prey. She’d kill you before you could utter who you are, and even if you did manage to get the words out, I doubt it would make a difference.”
With doubt finally settling inside of her, Alosa questions if the sirens are truly evil. After all, she is both human and siren, and she is nothing like the judgments set forth by her father and his crew.
But the question remains as to why her father has dedicated his life to torturing and abusing Alosa. If he is truly immune to her siren song, why not show kindness instead? What is he afraid of?
This brings me to the third location of importance: Isla de Canta
“I used to be able to rationalize. When we were on the Night Farer, I could push feelings aside and focus on what was important. At the time it was giving Draxen what he wanted. But that’s not important to me anymore.”
That feeling of falling in love, when everything else seems to melt away, is both exciting and scary. Riden’s priorities have shifted during the time he’s known Alosa. At first, he attempted to deny his feelings, shutting down his attraction and blaming it on the siren in her. But as their journey progresses and they are forced to grow together, Riden realizes that Alosa is so much more than just a pretty face. At this point, he accepts the fact that he can’t fight his pull to Alosa or shut down his heart any longer.