Sunday, March 11, 2018

To Kill A Kingdom Review

342 pages

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?

A dark twist on what we know mermaids and sirens to be, this book does not disappoint. The story is fresh, original, and intriguing. The world created in this novel is one of beauty with each kingdom completely different and unique from the other. Princess Lira isn't a typical heroine and neither is Prince Elian a typical hero. Both have a dark side that creates an attraction between them different from the usual. I love that Lira is ruthless and wicked yet has a side that questions her actions and those of her mother, the Sea Queen. I also liked that Elian is completely different from your typical prince, wanting to live a life of freedom and danger instead of safe in his kingdom. This is a fairy tale story with a dark twist that makes it an irresistible read. I definitely recommend this book if you like dark mythological adventures.