To Kill a Kingdom
Author: Alexandra Christo
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 unsavory 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?
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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
“Every princess needs her prince.”
I FINISHED THIS BOOK IN A DAY! OOPS!
It was really cute and very easy to read. Not totally my kind of story because there wasn’t much happening, but still a good book. I thought the book was slow paced and then the ending was rushed. There wasn’t that much happening and then suddenly everything happened at once. Not my kind of story. I did like Christo’s writing style, I went through the book pretty fast so that was great!
Lira and Elian’s banter was super cute and the banter between Elian and his crew members are total friendship goals.
This book was a total cliche though. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but it did make the book predictable. I know it’s based on The Little Mermaid so you already knew that Elian and Lira were going to end up together but Christo added a lot of typical tropes in there and that just wasn’t it for me.
Did this book blow my mind? No. Was it incredibly enjoyable? Absolutely.