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To Kill a Kingdom: Book Review

To Kill a Kingdom: Book Review

TITLE: To Kill a Kingdom

Published March 6th 2018


4 out of 5 stars


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?


Pages: 352

Publisher: Feiwel Friends

Series? I believe it’s a standalone

MY REVIEW OF To Kill a Kingdom:

I went into this book mostly blind, just knowing that it was about pirates and sirens.

Fantasy – Young Adult – Romance

To Kill a Kingdom

Holy cow this book! I have found another favorite for the year 2018. Heart eye emojis abounding. I gave this book four and a half out of five stars even though it is not perfect by any means.

I just absoluetly fell in love with this book that some people are calling a retelling. I’m not really sure that I vibe with the whole ‘retelling’ because although it has some similar themes to The Little Mermaid, this story is about a siren (Lira) and a Pirate/Prince (Elian).

I love the plot and the theme of this book. The characters were absolutely fantastic. So although it had parts were the story drug on a bit, it still was such a fun and adventerous read. I almost wish that the book were longer, just so that I could know more about the secondary cast of characters (I know I am contradicting myself by saying that it drug on!).

This book had both action and bloody bits, but it also had romance. Guys, I really just love a book that has a fierce female lead who is rough and tough but is also able to fall in love with the man of her dreams.

This book was written from the POV of both Elian the Pirate Prince and Lyra a siren called the Princes’ Bane.

So lets pull all my thoughts together. This was a great read. I loved it. Was it perfect? No, but it was something that I enjoyed reading so much! I flew through this book! It was also super satisfying that it was a standalone fantasy novel because it was a good one and done book. Sometimes series can seem so daunting, ya know?

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading young adult fantasy with action, and adventure, romance and fighting and loyal characters. This book almost (almost but not quite) reminded me of a Sarah J. Maas book, and I think that I am making that connection because Lira is such a fierce and well-written character.

Thanks for stopping by and reading!

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

Did my review make you want to read it?

Let me know in the comments below!


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