The Pirate Princess and the Sirens' Song

Children - Adventure
178 Pages
Reviewed on 08/27/2020
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Author Biography

Suzanne was born in Perth Western Australia and as a young adult grew up in the small country town of Tom Price situated in the outback of Western Australia. Her current home is in Perth with her husband, two daughters and cat Abby.
Suzanne has a Bachelor of Science Degree, and her interests include watching movies, travelling, photography, running and reading. She also enjoys going to science fiction conventions!
Suzanne has an adventurous spirit and has had the opportunity to experience many exciting adventures including swimming with Whale Sharks on Ningaloo reef, climbing to Mt Everest base camp in Nepal, descending into one of the pyramids at Giza in Egypt, flying in a hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, parachuting from a plane at 12000 feet in York, Western Australia and sitting on the edge of an active volcano on Tanna island in Vanuatu!
In 2019 Suzanne has won the award for best Sci fi/Horror in an e-book in the New Apple literary awards for her YA novel Seventeen and received a bronze medal from Readers' Favorite for her novel The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket.
In 2020, she was awarded a Book Excellence Award and International Independent Award in Pre-Teen Literature for the Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket and a Bronze Medal for Seventeen from Reader's Favorite.

Suzanne is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Travel Writers Association, Australian Society of Authors and the Australian Science Fiction Society.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Trisha Dawn for Readers' Favorite

Suzanne Lowe’s The Pirate Princess and the Sirens’ Song is the sequel to the award-winning Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket and it continues on with Lotty, her dog Mr. Jacks, and her newfound family. Despite being treated as an outcast by most of the pirates on the ship, Lotty still feels excited and overwhelmed as she finally gets to be with her father, the captain of the pirates. In the middle of their journey to Feather Island, an unexpected fierce storm pushes their ship to an island where three mystical sirens await. Thus begins Lotty’s quest in search of what the sirens requested from her. Will Lotty be able to overcome her biggest fears and rescue her shipmates from the sirens’ spell?

The Pirate Princess and the Sirens’ Song by Suzanne Lowe is a short but delightful book that holds valuable lessons about facing your fears. The moment I started the first chapter, I could already sense the warmth and positivity that this story holds. Lotty’s relationship with her dad remains sweet and adoring despite their long separation. The familial love they showed each other tugs on my heartstrings and it is one of the many things I loved about this story. Lotty’s display of bravery, selflessness, and goodwill is truly praiseworthy. Even after being treated rudely by Frankie, Lotty shows him pure kindness right until the very end. Lotty is definitely a great role model to everyone and I found that she displayed that side well in her adventures. Reading Lotty's journey was exhilarating and she was so heroic. I enjoyed every part of The Pirate Princess and Sirens’ Song.

Tiffany Ferrell

Lotty is enjoying the pirate life so far, sailing the seas with her father, Captain Horatio. It was a lot better than the orphanage she grew up in until she found her dad by chance when she helped them escape from Cannibal Island. There she finds out that the leader of Annie’s Revenge was her long-lost father. After their reunion, Lotty joins the captain's crew. On the way to Feather Island to see all the exotic birds, they lose course during a storm and are sidetracked. Everything seems to be okay until a strange and horrible wailing puts the crew in a trance. When Lotty discovers it is sirens with ill intentions, she tries anything to snap the crew out of the trance before they dig themselves to death. Confronting the sirens, she is given a task that she needs to complete to free her father and his crew from this deadly trance. Will she be able to find what she seeks, or will her father and the crew be doomed?

I thought The Pirate Princess and the Sirens’ Song by Suzanne Lowe was a fun and unique read. Even though it’s a pirate story, it stands out from the others. I like the idea that the main character is the daughter of the captain and is part of the crew. It was different because most sailors and pirates thought it bad luck to have a woman on board a ship. I found Charlotte a very likable character that young readers can relate to and find interesting. I like the plot of the story and found it very easy to follow along and become invested in the tale being told. Suzanne Lowe did a wonderful job with The Pirate Princess and the Sirens’ Song and I can’t wait to read more of her work.

Jack Magnus

The Pirate Princess and the Sirens’ Song is an adventure novel for children and preteens written by Suzanne Lowe. Captain Horatio was thrilled to have his daughter, Lotty, aboard Annie’s Revenge with him. He told her that they could travel anywhere on the high seas and asked her what she’d like to see. Lotty wanted to see animals. Her twelve years in the orphanage, where she had been raised, meant she had seen no animals except for Mr. Jacks, the little dog she had befriended, and the orphanage’s old cat. She hadn’t even seen many birds either, except for crows and seagulls. Captain Horatio had a grand suggestion -- they would go to Feather Island!

Suzanne Lowe’s The Pirate Princess and the Sirens’ Song is an exciting and fast-paced story about a twelve-year-old girl who's been reunited with her pirate captain father. As the only non-male human aboard Annie’s Revenge, it is up to her to care for the crew while they’re enthralled by the sirens’ song and to discover a way to release them from its spell. While this is the second book in this series, Lowe provides enough background information for it to be enjoyed on its own. I loved seeing how Lotty has adapted to living on the pirate ship and becoming part of its crew. The author also does a grand job of introducing the sirens of mythology to a young audience and she provides a handy glossary of Pirate Language for those interested in speaking pirate-ese. Lowe’s plot is exciting, and her heroine is resourceful, quick-thinking, and independent. The Pirate Princess and the Sirens’ Song is most highly recommended.