To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

34499221To Kill A Kingdom
by Alexandra Christo
My Rating:

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?

My Thoughts

I loved this with my whole heart💜💜! I swear I didn’t want this book to end!

I have a heart for every year I’ve been alive.

This was Alexandra’s debut novel but it sure as hell didn’t read like one! Her writing was magical and kept me so into the story, even when I put it down it was still on my mind. I cannot wait to see what else she writes in the future.

This book had action, so much sass, and was a dark fantasy that actually lived up to all it’s hype. If it has a hint of a retelling I’m all in. I also have been a been on a kick lately where if a book has pirates or sirens in then I have to read it.

I loved our main characters Lira and Elian!

Lira is a siren princess, also known as The Princes Bane on land. She got her name because of all the hearts she’s stolen from princes. Not in a nice way either, she literally rips out a princes heart every year for her birthday. She is also the daughter of the Sea Queen, a very evil and psychotic sea queen.

Elian is a prince, also known as the Siren Killer. He’d rather be a pirate than be at court learning before he becomes king. He has been on a mission to kill all the sirens.

When Lira’s mother makes her human as punishment for taking a heart too early, she ends up meeting Elain. They both want the eye of Keto for their own personal reasons. They both need something from the other, but will they take the risk?

“That’s the thing about risks,” Kye says. “it’s impossible to know which ones are worth it until it’s too late.”

It was wonderful seeing their relationship go through changes as they learned more about each other. There is a romance between Lira and Elian, but it’s more a slow burn. Lord knows I have a love/hate relationship with slow burns. I like that they get to know each other and build that relationship, but they were so perfect for each other and I wanted them to realize it already!!

“How strange that instead of taking his heart, I’m hoping he takes mine.” 

Overall, I freaking loved it. This will most definitely make my list at the end of the year for my favorite books. I hate that it’s over but can’t wait to see what else she writes.

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23 thoughts on “To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

  1. I’m so happy to see you loved TKAK! it’s honestly going on my list of TOP 2018 reads cause I loved it to pieces as well. That slow burn was done so well! eeeeK! I was watching a booktubers review who mentioned wanting more from this world even if it’s with a different set of characters since there was mention of many kingdoms & I can totally get down with that haha! great review! 🙂

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    1. The slow burn was well done but it was killing me too. I was literally screaming at my kindle for them to get together! #dramaqueen
      I would totally be down for more this world!!
      Especially if we get tiny peaks at Lira and Elian haha

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  2. This review got me so excited to read this! I’ve had it in my TBR on goodreads and you just reinforced my decision on picking this one up. Thanks for the great review!

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  3. I love this review! It is getting harder and harder for me to find good YA fantasy/romance/whatevers that haven’t been overplayed and exaggerated and basically, boring. This one sounds like an amazing one that I will definitely check out!

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