It’s no secret that pirates are good-for-nothing swindlers, assassins, and thieves — and Alosa may be the worst of them all. Trained personally by her father, the pirate king, she has learned to be cutthroat and ruthless, and will do nearly anything to get what she wants. When Alosa is tasked with retrieving a part of a legendary treasure map that happens to be on the ship of a rival crew, she facilitates her own capture to access the map. However, she’ll have to best the unexpectedly clever and wily first mate, Riden, before she can complete her mission.
This book was a fun read and I really enjoyed it! The story was wildly entertaining and just overall a great concept. I especially loved the banter in the book between the characters — it was witty and hilarious and honestly everything I could have wished for. However, one thing I noticed was that the foreshadowing was not subtle at all and I was able to predict plot twists long before they were revealed, which detracted from some of the excitement and suspense. Additionally, there were a ton of plot holes and I would have personally liked a lot more build-up and tension for the romance. Nevertheless, this book was great and I would recommend it, especially to younger readers who are just starting to get into YA fantasy!