Book Review: To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (Spoiler Free!)

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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?


I read this book a while back now, and my lack of motivation to even open Blogger, or venture into the book community part of Twitter, has prevented me from reviewing it, or any other amazing book I’ve read in the past few months. However, I was suddenly inspired to blog today, so I am currently sat down with a “chill out” Spotify playlist on and getting something done, finally! Despite it being several months since I read To Kill A Kingdom, I can vividly remember how much I enjoyed it.

The story revolves around a Siren Princess named Lira, and a human Prince/Siren Hunter named Elian. I liked both of these characters, but I did find myself more attached to Lira, for some reason. I liked the character development that she went through and thought she was a really well written character. Lira is ruthless and has a pretty infamous reputation with princes, so I just found it interesting reading about a princess who has a dark side to her. Elian is amazing too, I just felt personally, that Lira had more depth to her, if that makes sense.

The plot is definitely rather dark, but not overdone. This was one of those books that I couldn’t put down, I just needed to know what was going to happen next. I can say it kept me on edge and is very suspenseful. The world that Christo has created is marvellous, the sirens have their own language, the Sea Queen is absolutely brutal, and the way the author describes the world really is something.

There’s a little bit of everything in this book. Romance, evil queens, siren hunters, familial relationships, friendship, well written characters and a thought out plot. I 100% recommend it!

Overall, I give this book 4.5 stars.


-Books&Belle xx

22 thoughts on “Book Review: To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (Spoiler Free!)

  1. Loved this review – even though I don’t usually find much time to read for pleasure due to studying English Literature and having to analyse so many different texts, I will definitely try and pick this up at some point and give it a go. Your reviews are really well written, a good overview and opinion but not too ramble-y or spoiler filled at all! x


  2. I absolutely LOVED tkak! Mermaids/sirens are my obsession and I loved how dark this book was! So glad you enjoyed it and I’m glad you’re back to blogging babe 😊


  3. I couldn’t agree with you more! I was utterly obsessed with this book, and absolutely adored how complex and layered Lira was. It was the first book that I had ever read that featured sirens, and (like you) I love that Christo took a very traditional prince meets princess tale and entirely flipped it on its head. I still can’t get over how much I loved it. 💛

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