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Im pretty disappointed with this book and began to really dislike the female protagonist and the way she treated people.. her constant questioning of Riden's affections. She treats him awfully.. throughout the entire book.. going so far as to physically abuse him to expell her own anger and frustrations from how others behaved towards her and breaking his only rule.. with very little regard about it or remorse. I honestly don't know why he stuck around. Cant be just for the sex surely. She came across as a pretty toxic person..and not too different from the people who had previously mistreated him in the past.
Loved Riden in the previous book but as many authorsq seem to do.. they make the once very confident dominant male character a doormat in order to make the female seem more powerful and in control when its really not necessary and not attractive. So I'm sorry this spoilt it for me..which was a real shame.
I also didnt like how she treated her friends.. especially deshell who looses her sister due to Alosa's plans going awry.. and yet instead of feeling remorse she attacks her and blames her father. While yes his actions have put this story in play..its Alosa who decided the plan and didnt execute it properly or keep people safe. This girl doesnt seem to have a compassionate bone in her body.
The size of the book literally makes me want to cry😀 this book is more square shaped than rectangle and is larger than the first book. I don’t know if anyone else has the same issue but i dont recommend buying if you’re a perfectionist.
I had high hopes for this novel, since I love pirates and try to read as many pirate novels as I can, but my hopes were dashed. I even really enjoyed the first novel: Daughter of the Pirate King; lots of action, romance, and narrow escapes.
The story/plot dragged for most of the novel. It started to pick up when we neared the island, the destination of the map's treasure, and by then I was committed to finishing, but not much was keeping me hooked.
There was too much "training" or "Alosa getting a handle on her abilities" to be entertaining or provide much physical conflict, maybe a lot of internal mental conflict, but we as the readers knew she would succeed.
It seemed that between the first book and the second book, Riden took a 360 degree turnaround. He no longer was the daring, flirtatious, cocky second mate, but a subordinate prisoner aboard the Ava-Lee ship.
I was relieved to finish the book and know this ended the duology and I wouldn't have to plod on to another series book.