To kill a kingdom. Book review.

Book Description

Dark and romantic YA fantasy for fans of Sarah J Maas – about the siren with a taste for royal blood and the prince who has sworn to destroy her.

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Dark and romantic YA fantasy for fans of Sarah J Maas – about the siren with a taste for royal blood and the prince who has sworn to destroy her.

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 unsavoury 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?

About the Author

Alexandra Christo decided to write books when she was four and her teacher told her she couldn’t be a fairy. She has a BA in Creative Writing and works as a copywriter in London, both of which make her sound more grown up than she feels. When she’s not busy making up stories, she can be found buying far too many cushions and organizing food crawls all over the city.

Alexandra currently lives in Hertfordshire with an abundance of cacti (because they’re the only plants she can keep alive).


I recieved a copy of this book from netgalley.

This was not what I expected of this story. As I don’t usually read books that have mermaids in them (they just remind me of the little mermaid) Except in this book they’re called Sirens (which is the first time I heard them being called that) and are murderous little mermaids who rip out peoples hearts.

There are two main characters in this book. Liren a princess mermaid (her mother the Queen is even more evil than her daughter. Liren only kills royalty mainly Princes and puts their hearts in a jar under her bed with her collection.

Then there also is a Prince called Elian who is also a pirate (even though his parents don’t like it) and enjoys killing sirens and he’s really good at doing it.

Liren has a disagreement with her mother (I’m writing it so I don’t spoil it for anyone) the Queen then turns Liren into a human. She’s been ordered to kill the prince as a human and without her siren powers it’s going to be difficult.

Elian returns home to his parents and family. His parents want him to stay and do what royals duties (whatever that is 😂) but Elian only feels at home when he’s out on the ocean chasing sirens.

The book is amazing I can’t say that enough. The world building has been been written amazingly. Has a superb plot and the characters are brilliantly written. The author has done a fantastic job of writing this book. If you like Princes,Princesses,Sirens,Pirates,Fight scenes and the banter is brilliant.

I literally can’t write anymore as I will spoil the book. Please go and read it. Even check on netgalley and request it if it’s still there.


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10 thoughts on “To kill a kingdom. Book review.

  1. This is the second glowing review of this book I’ve read this week. Even though YA isn’t my favorite, it makes me think the universe is trying to tell me something. But I do love excellent world building, so I’m adding it to my way too long reading list!

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