-Book Review-To Kill a Kingdom-Dark, magical, swoony; sea story-

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34499221Princess 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?

- Review -

To Kill A Kingdom is a must read! It's (loosely) inspired by The Little Mermaid so it's sea creatures tune human. But it's much, much darker than that Disney sing-song love story. I like how there are parts that feel the same as The Little Mermaid but most of the time, it is its own story.

It's filled with magic, monsters, & romance.

It's told from two points of views between Prince Elian, a human, and Princess Lira, a siren. I like Lira's point of view best because it's darker, creepier and just so much fun. And yeah, I was rooting for her, she's a killer siren, a monster, but she made this book a joy.

The witty banter, the push and pull, between all the characters is great.

The world-building is right on point, at times I felt and smelled this world. I could smell the sea salt could feel the coldness. Her writing is beautiful!

This book goes from dark gory scenes to cleaver, funny, lighthearted scenes with ease.

You'll need a compass for this dark, magical, swoony; sea story because it's easy to get lost in.

I received a NetGalley ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. So, this is a 100% honest review by me.

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