Book Review|To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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?



Physical or Ebook?

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
No. As far as I can tell, this is the authors debut novel.

Young Adult Fantasy

Star Rating?
3 Stars


If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
It’s a standalone.

Is this a part of a challenge?

Who would you recommend this for?
People who love mermaid/siren novels.


I’m kind of bummed out. Everyone absolutely raved about this novel. It seemed like everyone who read it loved it and unfortunately I didn’t. I had two main problems with this novel.

One: the layout. Switching between characters povs is fantastic, especially if both are in first person. You get to see the thoughts and emotions of each individual character. I love when this happens. But I also prefer it when they actually put the characters name under the chapter heading. That way we know right away who’s point of view these chapters are following. I don’t like spending the first page or so trying to decipher who I’m reading about.

Two: It was so fucking boring. Literally the first 75% of the novel was so slow with almost no actual action and barely anything to keep my interest. I think this is something that comes with standalone fantasy, though. World building is so important in fantasy novels and it’s very difficult to do it and keep the novel from getting boring.

Unfortunately, this novel wasn’t completely for me. Again, I totally don’t think it’s bad, just not something I would reread or rave about.

If you’re interested:
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Until next time,

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6 thoughts on “Book Review|To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

  1. I sometimes find it easy to get confused with books that have multiple POV chapters but other times it works for me. What I can’t imagine though is not having any introduction name for who the POV is for! That would drive me nuts so I totally get why that was a problem for you. Idk why but the synopsis kind of reminded me of the little mermaid but a darker version 🤔

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    1. perpetualfangirl April 4, 2018 — 1:19 am

      Oh that’s basically exactly what it is. I mean, the concept was fantastic.. it was just not executed quite the way I would’ve preferred

      I think I’m the minority in this one, though.

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  2. I’m sorry to see you didn’t like this one! I’ve had this on my tbr. I can completely relate with how confusing it can be when the character names are listed under the chapter!

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    1. perpetualfangirl April 4, 2018 — 3:22 am

      I hope you love it! The idea is fantastic!

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  3. It really gets very annoying when the POVs are switched and the chapters do not mention whose POV that chapter/section is from!!
    I am still confused if I want to read it or not.. -_-

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  4. Aww, sorry this didn’t work for you! I hope your next read is better!

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