Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Review: To Kill a Kingdom

To Kill a Kingdom
by Alexandra Christo
Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Published March 6th 2018 
by Feiwel & Friends
ARC from Edelweiss
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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?

A delicious twist to the popular The Little Mermaid fairy-tale. I love that both of the protagonists are very strong - willed and have opposing views in the beginning. Lira; the siren is such a kick-ass heroine which makes her in an equal footing to Prince Elian. And as fate would have it their slow burn romance is simply satisfying to read and provided a much needed break from the piles of instant love in other YA fantasies. 

And the best thing about it's a stand alone. No filler chapters that bore you to tears just because the publisher wanted it to be part of a series.Seriously one of the best YA fantasy I've had the pleasure to read in 2018! 

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