To Kill a Kingdom
Books | Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERLira, a famous siren, must prove herself by stealing the heart of the man, a prince, threatening their race in this dark and action-packed debut.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 and 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?Alexandra Christo's debut is a dark and richly imagined take on The Little Mermaid that will leave readers breathless.
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"I really liked this at first. As the book continued I found the antagonists to be pretty thin, and the early momentum of the book to fizzle out as the romance needed to happen. That being said I still enjoyed the book as whole. But I am still laughing at Christo not knowing how gold works and banking a admittedly small scene on readers also not knowing. "There was a spot of blood on her tongue...from the shards of gold inside the bottle""
"This book is a dark, somewhat macabre twist on the little mermaid. What I enjoyed about this book though, was in the enemies to lovers dynamic it’s usually the man that has this dark ominous side. In this story I loved that it was the female for a change that is the monster. The siren/pirate vibes are awesome and if that’s your thing, you will love this book! I thought the ending was a little cheesy romance wise. But other than that it’s a good quick read! #enemiestolovers #fantasy #pirates #advent #sirens "
"This book had some great enemies to lovers side! The female lead was the “enemy” for a change, which was great. In my opinion this book is pretty dark and has some twists. The plot is wonderful even though I feel like there aren’t much detail… And at first I didn’t like neither of the main leads, but eventually they really grew on me! "
"3.75 star. The story was a little more sinister than I thought it would be which I liked. I was suprised the siren Lira was so feral and animal like. Finally something new. I quite enjoyed her character fierce and sharp.<br/><br/>"You should assume," she says, "that everything I say to you is an insult. One day the world is going to run out of luck to give to you." -Lira<br/><br/>Maybe I'm the only one but especially with seafaring books I expect a map. Really any book because I can't help myself. It gives you a since of direction and distance. Also when you have more than one kingdom its easier to memorize.<br/><br/>The comradery of the crew was very pleasant like family. Of course Lira and Elian's bickering was great. Most of the time hate/love relationship banter is eye rolling annoying but Alexandera did very well in her writing. Instead of exasperated sighs I was giggling every few mins.<br/><br/>I think this book would have been a four to five star if their sea travels were more detailed. Also the ending came together quite easly and quick. The big fighting scene was a little all over the place. But this story was different from what I expected, that's always a bonus. I also enjoyed the myths and the detailed creatures. Again it was just great to see a new spitfire character biting and clawing her way thru the story."