To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

To Kill a Kingdom

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...

Details To Kill a Kingdom

TitleTo Kill a Kingdom
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherFeiwel Friends
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, Mythology, Mermaids

Reviews To Kill a Kingdom

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. I am just sitting here in shock and full of feels and alskfjal;skdjfa;lksjf GO ORDER THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. How am I supposed to write a coherent review? Gah! Okay *breathes*So if you haven't seen the description, this is somewhat of a little mermaid retelling, except there are lots of creatives spins that pull from other folklore as well! (For example, Midas ;))Lira is a siren known as the 'Prince's Bane' - and she's infamo...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Macmillan in exchange for an honest review. “I’ve made a mistake. It started with a prince, as most stories do. Once I felt the thrum of his heart beneath my fingers, I couldn’t forget it.” You all, I buddy read this with FOUR of my closest book friends, and we all five starred this amazing story. Please, go treat yourself and preorder this book. Please. Do you like killer sirens? Angsty romance? A+ witty banter? Vivid f...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    I HAVE A HEART for every year I’ve been alive.There are seventeen hidden in the sand of my bedroom. Every so often, I claw through the shingle, just to check they’re still there. Buried deep and bloody. I count each of them, so I can be sure none were stolen in the night. It’s not such an odd fear to have. Hearts are power, and if there’s one thing my kind craves more than the ocean, it’s power. *insert drooling face here* I can't help ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    That was absolutely brilliant. I'll read anything that has even a hint of a retelling, but this is probably one of the best I've ever found... it's what I never knew I wanted The Little Mermaid to become!Lira's a siren princess whose ruthless Sea Queen mother teaches her to steal power & the futures of kingdoms by taking the hearts of princes. (PS the sea queen has tentacles, a trident, and is amazing... she's kind of like Ursula on a bad day).Li...
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    “His face makes no difference.” I drop her hand. “It’s his heart I’m after.”“So many hearts.” Her voice is angelic. “You’ll soon run out of room to bury them all.”I lick my lips. “Maybe,” I say. “But a princess must have her prince.” This book is so unique and fun to read.SIRENS 🧜♀ and PIRATES, just how freaking awesome is that?!?Lira and Elian are awesome, funny, sarcastic, intelligent and badass. I love the dy...
  • Beth
    ALL OF THE STARS!Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review."Some people burn so brightly, it’s impossible to put the flames out.”GUYS. This was EVERYTHING! I mean, I went in with pretty high expectations, when I heard it was a re-telling of The Little Mermaid I was like okay I want to read this, I need this in my life. Normally when I go in with some form of expectations I’m pretty...
  • Love,Camila🏳️‍🌈
    RATING: 5/5(I'm a big fan of caps so you'll see them a lot in my reviews)🙈WOW...two 5 star ratings in a row?! March just started and it's already been a great reading month. Anyways, let's get down to buisness, shall we?I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Is it weird that I am obssessed with the two main characters? They're f***ing murderers! I don't think that's ever happened before. Well...they're not THAT bad. Although they did threaten to kill people (and...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Let me say, first and foremost, that I am such a total sucker for books revolving around the ocean, whether it involves pirates, mermaids, sirens, sea creatures, or any mix of those things. When I first heard about this story of a vicious siren chasing down a pirate prince who slays her kind, it skyrocketed to the top of my list of most anticipated releases for 2018. I had every gut feeling in the world that I was going to positively adore this n...
  • Candace Robinson
    This book was so much fun! First, you have a wicked siren, who rips out a princes heart each year for her birthday! With her bare freaking hands! I loved Lira!Then we meet Prince Elian, who isn’t just your normal boring prince, he’s pretty much a pirate! He had awesome integrity and was all about doing what it takes for humanity!Also no insta love here. Thanks the deepest depths of the ocean! There was the perfect slow build, even with all th...
  • Fables&Wren
    “I have a heart for every year I’ve been alive.”Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Review. The below opinions are my own. The quotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication.Release Date: 03/06/2018Blog | Goodreads | Twitter | InstagramBook Club: The Cheerful WednesdaysHi, my name is Wren and I am a firm believer in mermaids and sirens. How are we to know that mermaids don’t live deep down in the bottom of the Paci...
  • Maram
    I haven't binged a book in what seems like forever so I'm literally jumping in joy for how amazing it made me feel. To Kill a Kingdom is dubbed as a retelling of The Little Mermaid with a twist and you can bet your ass that I didn't need to know anything else. The writing was very compelling yet easy to read. I easily fell for the morally grey characters and absolutely loved their banters. It's packed with adventure and action. It had just the ri...
  • maymay ☕ {semi hiatus}
    need me a pirate prince asap 👀i loved this book bc enemies to lovers trope will forever own my soul. RTC 4.5 stars!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Buddy read with the kevin to my katehonestly i havent seen 1 (one) NEGATIVE REVIEW FOR THIS BOOK. needless to say, my hopes are sky high
  • Angelica
    You guys! Go read this book! It was so good. Like, sooooo good and I just finished reading it like ten minutes ago and I'm dying right now. And AAAAAAAHHHHHH, I literally can't even! Seriously though. UUUGGHHHH!!!But anyway, not that I got my incoherent rambling out of the way, let's talk about this book and the fact that I loved it. This here isn't your typical Little Mermaid retelling. There's no sweet princess with romantic ideas about the hu...
  • Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh)
    How strange that instead of taking his heart, I'm hoping he takes mine.Someone please give me another book by dear Alexandra Christo because I absolutely enjoyed this one! Next to The Cruel Prince, it's the most captivating book I have read this year. Anyone who loves fairy tale retellings will devour this book in a day. However, since it's such a good book, I recommend savoring it for as long as possible!To Kill a Kingdom is a dark reimagining o...
  • Ben Alderson
    I will give a book five stars gladly when it takes me out of a bad reading slump.Love this story. The slow burning romance, detailed fantasy world. It is GAME OF THRONES meets THE LITTLE MERMAID for sure. Writing was stunning. Descriptions whimsical. I could almost see, touch and taste this world.I hope there is a book two although the story is very much tied up at the end!
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    "Technically, I’m a murderer, but I like to think that’s one of my better qualities." This book was absolutely fantastic. Pirates, seafaring, and sirens seem to be the new trend in YA and I for one am all for it. The story uses familiar elements but still manages to be a magical story all its own. The Main Cast Lira - The Prince's Bane, Princess of the sea, is a siren infamous for stealing the heart of princes. She has been raised to believe ...
  • Aimee (Aimee, Always)
    I FINISHED THIS AT 2AM (ON A SCHOOL NIGHT)Yes, I should have been asleep because I wake up at 5:00. Well, who cares? This book was fantastic (as I've already mentioned before) and I had a good 3 hours to spare! I can totally run on 3 hours of sleep, psh. (Yes, I fall asleep during classes. Shhhh.) ANYWAY. This book had me crying at 2AM and here's 5 kick-ass things I loved about it:*drumroll*1. It is daaaark. *cue evil laughter*The Amazing Allie C...
  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    "That was the thing about sirens. They always went straight for the heart." There's one thing you should know before I start this review. I have been utterly obsessed with mermaids since I was a kid. The Little Mermaid? I watched it about 378,475 times. My bedroom? Covered in Little Mermaid memorabilia. Every. single. birthday. cake. until I was like 20? (shut up and don't mock me, I told you I loved mermaids) - Yep, you guessed it. Little Merma...
  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    This book was so much fun - I loved the sirens and banter!
  • Ronak(Pihu) Gajjar
    Pirates + Sirens = ALWAYS HAVOC! (**I literally do not get myself sometimes though it was sprinkled with ROMANCE, I adored the book maybe because of dimensional premises.)Reminds me of:Concept: 3.25/5.0Execution: 3.5/5.0 Characters Bespoken: 3.25 /5.0Cover: 4.0/5.0Overall: 3.75/5.0I could summarize storyline in just few words: War between Pirates and Sirens which ended in love story! The awesome points of the book:• THE CREW! • Witty Captain ...
  • beth
    Rating - 5 stars.***Full review posted***I absolutely loved this! I expected it to be okay, maybe a 3 star but I was so wrong.You can see slight references to The Little Mermaid and that it is slightly based off the disney fairytail but to me, it didn’t feel like a retelling. This book had such a unique and compelling plot which made me need to read more and more which resulted in me not being able to put this book down and wanting to read it ...
  • mith
    Rating changed to 5 stars because this book is amazing. ---you can read my review here as well!---OH MY GOD, do you guys have any idea how happy I am? Because I am so happy. To Kill a Kingdom was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and I had extremely high hopes for it, and oh man, did it deliver. Did it ever. Where do I even begin? Where should I? It’s hard to do because I feel like I just loved all of it? It was so much fun, so full of b...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Aww, that book was so much fun. I'm kind of sad that it's over.
  • ✨ k a t
    As soon as I read the first chapter I had my fingers crossed that this was going to be good, I needed it to be good after reading so many mediocre 3 star reads these past few months and I wasn’t disappointed, this book delivered and was so good, one of my favourite books of 2018 currently.Lira is our MC who is a Siren, she is the daughter of the sea queen and Lira is amazing she is brutal, fierce and strong and I just loved her. Elian is the se...
  • Minni Mouse
    5 sparkling stars. Duck, catch, or let it hit you -- I'mma throw this book at everyone with the highest praise for three main reasons:(1) It will be universally enjoyed because it has a little something that will appeal to all: mature retelling of "The Little Mermaid," an adventure/action story, a slow-burn romance, complex characterizations, and dry humor.(2) Interesting anti-heroes. Lirah and Eilan are both unabashed killers, so we get to see t...
  • Nasom
    Full review *Whispers* I didn't like this as much as I thought I would. It was mostly okayPlot: Lira, princess of whatever sea kingdom, is a siren that kills princes and takes their heart once a year on her birthday. But the year she turns 18, she kills a prince before her birthday, angering her mother, the sea queen who then forbade her to kill a prince. To please her mother, she decides to kill prince Elian, a prince of whatever land kingdom, ...
  • Skyeler
    FULL REVIEW UPDATE!!!!Release date: March 6, 2018"Just so you know," I say to Lira, "if you're lying, I might kill you." Lira tips her chin up, eyes defiant and too blue for me to look at her straight. "Maybe," she says as the light whimpers against her skin, "I might just kill you first."I'm honestly a bit hesitant to post this review because I feel like I'm the only person who's not rating this five stars? And three stars is a really good ratin...
  • Alyssa
    4.5 stars. I really liked this! Plus it's a standalone. =)***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra ChristoPublisher: Feiwel & FriendsPublication Date: March 6, 2018Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):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 for...