Title – To Kill a Kingdom
Author – Alexandra Christo
Published/Publisher – March 2018 / Hot Key Books
Genre – Fantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, Romance
Pages – 352
Summary from Goodreads
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all.
With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most – a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavoury hobby – it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good.
But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?
5 out of 5 Stars.
This book! I loved it.
I really enjoyed this story and plot. This was an amazing retelling of The Little Mermaid. I loved that it was about sirens and the main character Lira was perfect. I loved her character so much, she was feisty and wasn’t bothered to say exactly what she was thinking.
The story was well put together and I loved that it was told from two points of view, which brings me to Elian. I really liked his character and thought he was written well. I loved his crew as well and they had such a great friendship.
I don’t want to give too much away and ruin the plot but oh you should totally read this. It was dark, feisty and a well woven retelling.
I highly recommend To Kill a Kingdom!