Title: To Kill a Kingdom
Author: Alexandra Christo
Date of Publication: March 6th, 2018
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?
Loved this awesome take on the Little Mermaid! Lira was utterly vicious, and it was amazing! She pretty much is a siren who rips out the hearts of princes each year for her birthday—with her freaking bare hands!
When Lira becomes human, she’s pulled on board a ship by Prince Elian. He was great, too! He wasn’t your standard, boring prince. He was fierce and ready to do whatever needed to be done for his crew and humanity. The romance is a slow and beautiful build, and the connection between Elian and Lira is lovely—even with all the hate she has!
This book was so much fun, and definitely one of the better retellings I have read. The characters were strong, and the side characters were excellent. I can’t wait to read more from this author!
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