To Kill a Kingdom

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To Kill a Kingdom

To Kill a Kingdom 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

  • Title: To Kill a Kingdom
  • Author: Alexandra Christo
  • ISBN: 9781250112682
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 PrPrincess 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 than an unsavory hobby it s his calling When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she s 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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    1. Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink on said:

      Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. I am just sitting here in shock and full of feels and alskfjal;skdjfa;lksjf GO ORDER THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. How am I supposed to write a coherent review? Gah! Okay *breathes*So if you haven't seen the description, this is somewhat of a little mermaid retelling, except there are lots of creatives spins that pull from other folklore as well! (For example, Midas ;))Lira is a siren known as the 'Prince's Bane' - and she's infamous for killing princes. Yep, that's what she does. [...]

    2. Melanie on said:

      ARC provided by Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.“I’ve made a mistake. It started with a prince, as most stories do. Once I felt the thrum of his heart beneath my fingers, I couldn’t forget it.”You all, I buddy read this with FOUR of my closest book friends, and we all five starred this amazing story. Please, go treat yourself and preorder this book. Please. Do you like killer sirens? Angsty romance? A+ witty banter? Vivid fighting scenes with mind-blowing imagery? One of the b [...]

    3. Cait • A Page with a View on said:

      That was absolutely brilliant. I'll read anything that has even a hint of a retelling, but this is probably one of the best I've ever found it's what I never knew I wanted The Little Mermaid to become!Lira's a siren princess whose ruthless Sea Queen mother teaches her to steal power & the futures of kingdoms by taking the hearts of princes. (PS the sea queen has tentacles, a trident, and is amazing she's kind of like Ursula on a bad day).Lira has flaming hair and is referred to by humans as [...]

    4. Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ on said:

      Can I afford to add another book to my ever growing to-be read pile?No!Am I going to add this awesome book that seems to feature not only a siren but also a handsome pirate prince?ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY!!!! <333

    5. Candace Robinson on said:

      This book was so much fun! First, you have a wicked siren, who rips out a princes heart each year for her birthday! With her bare freaking hands! I loved Lira!Then we meet Prince Elian, who isn’t just your normal boring prince, he’s pretty much a pirate! He had awesome integrity and was all about doing what it takes for humanity!Also no insta love here. Thanks the deepest depths of the ocean! There was the perfect slow build, even with all the hate going inside of Lira. But after being trans [...]

    6. Fables&Wren on said:

      “I have a heart for every year I’ve been alive.”Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Review. The below opinions are my own. The quotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication.Release Date: 03/06/2018Blog | | Twitter | InstagramBook Club: The Cheerful WednesdaysHi, my name is Wren and I am a firm believer in mermaids and sirens. How are we to know that mermaids don’t live deep down in the bottom of the Pacific? We haven’t explored 97% of the ocean, so you can’t [...]

    7. Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh) on said:

      Thank you, Macmillan, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.How strange that instead of taking his heart, I'm hoping he takes mine.Someone please give me another book by dear Alexandra Christo because I absolutely enjoyed this one! Next to The Cruel Prince, it's the most captivating book I have read this year. Anyone who loves fairy tale retellings will devour this book in a day. However, since it's such a good book, I recommend savoring it for as long as possible!To [...]

    8. Ben Alderson on said:

      I will give a book five stars gladly when it takes me out of a bad reading slump.Love this story. The slow burning romance, detailed fantasy world. It is GAME OF THRONES meets THE LITTLE MERMAID for sure. Writing was stunning. Descriptions whimsical. I could almost see, touch and taste this world.I hope there is a book two although the story is very much tied up at the end!

    9. destiny ☠ howling libraries on said:

      Absolute perfection. One of my most anticipated releases of 2018, and it did not disappoint. RTC!---Buddy read with Melanie, Lilly, Wren, and Jules!

    10. Sabrina The Trash Queen on said:

      A siren 🧜‍♀️ who is a prince killer and a prince🤴 who is a siren killer. ✨ In the same ship, TOGETHER. What couldn’t go wrong?⚡️ I’m so in for this!!!IS SO CLOSE, CAN'T WAIT!!!!

    11. Anissa (FairyLoot) on said:

      This book was so much fun - I loved the sirens and banter!

    12. TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover on said:

      "That was the thing about sirens. They always went straight for the heart."There's one thing you should know before I start this review. I have been utterly obsessed with mermaids since I was a kid. The Little Mermaid? I watched it about 378,475 times. My bedroom? Covered in Little Mermaid memorabilia. Every. single. birthday. cake. until I was like 20? (shut up and don't mock me, I told you I loved mermaids) - Yep, you guessed it. Little Mermaid themed. So when I heard about this book, a dark r [...]

    13. Angelica on said:

      You guys! Go read this book! It was so good. Like, sooooo good and I just finished reading it like ten minutes ago and I'm dying right now. And AAAAAAAHHHHHH, I literally can't even! Seriously though. UUUGGHHHH!!!But anyway, not that I got my incoherent rambling out of the way, let's talk about this book and the fact that I loved it. This here isn't your typical Little Mermaid retelling. There's no sweet princess with romantic ideas about the human world. No innocent prince looking for love.Ins [...]

    14. Aimee (Aimee, Always) on said:

      If want to read a GLORIOUS book about, mermaids, and PIRATES, definitely give To Kill a Kingdom a shot! It was intense and plot-driven, incredibly well-written, and super easy to get into. You’re going to love the complex characters and their hilarious banter, too! 😍Full review closer to the release date on my blog, Aimee, Always.-FIRST FIVE STAR READ IN FOREVER AND ASDFGHJKL I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK IT MAKES ME SO HAPPYMORE COHERENT THOUGHTS WHEN IT ISN’T 2 IN THE MORNING ON A SCHO [...]

    15. mith on said:

      Rating changed to 5 stars because this book is amazing. ---you can read my review here as well!---OH MY GOD, do you guys have any idea how happy I am? Because I am so happy. To Kill a Kingdom was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and I had extremely high hopes for it, and oh man, did it deliver. Did it ever. Where do I even begin? Where should I? It’s hard to do because I feel like I just loved all of it? It was so much fun, so full of banter and adventure and danger and sigh. It was so [...]

    16. Korrina(OwlCrate) on said:

      Aww, that book was so much fun. I'm kind of sad that it's over.

    17. beth on said:

      Rating- 5 stars.I'm speechless. I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did, but I am absolutely blown away. You can see the outline of a little mermaid retelling but honestly, it felt like a completely different story in the way Alexandra wrote. The plot is so unique and compelling which makes you need to turn the pages and not want to put it down.Full review to come closer to release date!* Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an hon [...]

    18. Minni Mouse on said:

      5 sparkling stars. Duck, catch, or let it hit you -- I'mma throw this book at everyone with the highest praise for three main reasons:(1) It will be universally enjoyed because it has a little something that will appeal to all: mature retelling of "The Little Mermaid," an adventure/action story, a slow-burn romance, complex characterizations, and dry humor.(2) Interesting anti-heroes. Lirah and Eilan are both unabashed killers, so we get to see them recover their humanity over the course of the [...]

    19. ilsa ➹ on said:

      This book has 1) a pretty cover 2) hate-to-love romance and 3) evil sirens who seduce boys and kill them with their voices.I mean?? That’s what you call an epic book. Am I right or am I right? But to Kill a Kingdom was actually very good! I am in love with the alliterative title and the whole premise and the book really delivered because i was quite entertained.So, What’s this book about?We have two main characters. We have Lira, a siren, daughter of the Sea Queen. Now Lira is an interesting [...]

    20. Callie (BeverageandBook) on said:

      4.5/5To Kill a Kingdom was a dark twist on the Little Mermaid while simultaneously being uniquely it’s own.Lira is a ruthless siren princess who hunts princes to collect their hearts. Elian is a pirate prince who hunt sirens to protect his kingdom. When an action results in consequence, Lira is transformed into a human and robbed of her song. In order to regain her siren form she must bring her mother, the Sea Queen, Elian’s heart by Winter Solstice. At the book’s open you instantly realiz [...]

    21. Alyssa on said:

      4.5 stars. I really liked this! Plus it's a standalone. =)***Review to come***

    22. Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) on said:

      To Kill a Kingdom is a deliciously dark atmospheric read that will have you captivated from the very first haunting chapter.Set in a world of sea life, danger, deceit and treachery, this debut novel is sure to capture your attention and give you an unsuspected thrill ride as you dive both below the waters and on land in this tale riddled with both classic lore and a new darker take on sirens, mermaids, and the great unknown. Riddled with complex characters, witty banter and characters with depth [...]

    23. Gillian Berry on said:

      I really, really enjoyed that! It was dark and piratey and romantic and bloody and a really good fantasy time. I think the one thing I'd have loved would be MORE--more pages, more space, more time taken. It's a really fast-moving fantasy, and that is awesome, and there are twists and betrayal and all that goodness. But I'm a reader who really likes the ability to sink into the moments, to really delve deep and this is a short fantasy. But that's a minor niggle that keeps this at a 4 rather than [...]

    24. Megan (YABookers) on said:

      Disclaimer: I received this free from the publisher via NetGalleyLira is a princess and in line to take the Sea Queen’s throne. She is a siren, and every year a siren takes a heart on her birthday. Lira has a taste for royal blood. So every year, she takes the heart of a prince. In a twist of fate, she is forced to kill a mermaid, protecting the heart of a prince. Her punishment? she is turned into something that Sirens hate above all - a human. Prince Elain, heir to the most powerful and most [...]

    25. Kate (beautifulbookland) on said:

      What’s this? Do I have a new favourite female character?I think I do. And she’s siren royalty who rips out princes’ hearts and keeps them in her room. She’s delightful. You’re gonna love her.To Kill a Kingdom is the The Little Mermaid of your nightmares. It follows Lira, who was punished at a young age by her mother for not being the ruthless killer that she was supposed to be. Since then, she has followed her mother’s orders in the hopes of pleasing her, becoming the Prince’s Bane [...]

    26. Alexis on said:

      As a child, The Little Mermaid was my favourite film. And yes, I still know all the words to the songs and sneakily sing along when my 8-year old stepdaughter is watching it (at my insistence). I’m sure I’m not the only one.This book is nothing like that film. It is no fairy tale. What it is, is a dark, brutal and starkly honest version of a similar story. Perhaps this is why I loved it so much, but I think it goes beyond that as the book was very well written and the characters were so well [...]

    27. Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐ on said:

      4.5 RTC!“You should pay less mind to fairy tales, Elian, or that’s all you’ll become.”When he leaves, I think about if that would be awful, or beautiful. Could it really be such a bad thing, to become a story whispered to children in the dead of night? A song they sing to one another while they play.I’ve gotten extremely lucky with my ARCs so far this year! While the writing in this one wasn’t exactly my cup of tea at first (I felt like there was a lot more telling than showing until [...]

    28. Ellie (faerieontheshelf) on said:

      ↠ Rating: 4.5 Stars This book in three words: Sirens. Ships. The Sea. (Also Pirates, but the other words make better alliteration)To Kill A Kingdom brings back the idea of sirens luring sailors to their deaths, and from this concept we are brought to our story and our two protagonists. Lira, our heroine, is the siren daughter of the Sea Queen and is renowned as the Prince's Bane, for she always takes the hearts of princes. Elian, our hero, is the crown prince of a wealthy kingdom where every [...]

    29. Damaris (GoodChoiceReading) on said:

      Where do I even begin with this book?!? I don’t have anything negative to say!!!! 100 hearts!!!!!! Full review to come!!!!

    30. Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔ on said:

      It just occurred to me that this is by the same publishers as Daughter of the Pirate King. So if this turns out as good as I am hoping, I might have a new publisher to follow! -----COVER reveal I love it! It's not a deadly sea tale without a dangerous encounter with one of stickest animals under the sea. -----Happy we finally have a release date! Also, title change alert: The Prince's Bane ---> To Kill a KingdomI think for once I actually like the title change.------I swear this was originall [...]

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