Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Posted April 15, 2020 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra ChristoTo Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Published by Hot Key Books on March 6, 2018
Genres: Fairytale, Fantasy, Fiction, Retelling, Young Adult
Pages: 358
Format: E-Arc, Paperback
Source: Netgalley, Own Copy
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I have a heart for every year I've been alive.
There are seventeen hidden in the sand of my bedroom. Every so often, I claw through the shingle just to check they're still there. Buried deep and bloody.

Princess Lira is siren royalty and revered across the sea until she is cursed into humanity by the ruthless Sea Queen. Now Lira must deliver the heart of the infamous siren killer or remain a human forever.
Prince Elian is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world and captain to a deadly crew of siren hunters. When he rescues a drowning woman from the ocean, she promises to help him destroy sirenkind for good. But he has no way of knowing whether he can trust her …

I may have been a little slow on the uptake to read To Kill a Kingdom. But when someone tells you that this a retelling of The Little Mermaid you know you are in for a treat. But don’t thing that this is a retelling with a small twist. There is only the slightest hint. And miss in some other myths and legends (Midas anyone?) and you have a completely different story.

In To Kill a Kingdom we follow Lira, a sixteen year old siren, daughter of the Sea Queen. She has a vicious reputation in the human world as the Prince’s Bane. And is someone not to be messed with. And Elian, a pirate prince with one goal. To kill the Prince’s Bane.

These two are thrown together, and forced to team up. And in the process find out that though they are on opposite sides, they have a common purpose. But is this enough to unite them or will it be the thing that pulls them apart?

To Kill a Kingdom is definitely up there as a book that you do not want to miss. Filled with brutal situations, anti-heroines and badass individuals, you’ll be hard pressed to know who to throw your lot in. If you have a choice…

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