REVIEW: To Kill a Kingdom – Alexandra Christo (ARC)

34499221Title: To Kill a Kingdom
Author: Alexandra Christo
Rating: ★★★★½

ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. 

I needed zero convincing to read this story once I saw that it was about lethal sirens, arrogant princes, and PIRATES. To Kill a Kingdom is a loose retelling of The Little Mermaid, but way more awesome and vicious. 

Lira is a siren princess and unashamedly skilled at taking the hearts of human princes. I loved everything about her as a character: her sarcasm, her ruthlessness, her intelligence. We also have Elian, who is a charming, conceited pirate prince set on hunting sirens. When Elian and Lira’s lives are thrust together, the real fun begins. I breezed right through this book because it was just so entertaining! Alexandra Christo’s writing, setting, terrific pacing, and great characters all blended together seamlessly to create a stunning story. I loved the interactions and witty banter between Lira and Elian, and the slow build of their hate-to-love romance. My only complaint: that the book wasn’t longer.

To Kill a Kingdom is a plot-driven adventure – full of deadly sirens and pirate princes – that everyone should read. This is a spectacular debut book by Alexandra Christo and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future!