To Kill a Kingdom Review

I’ve had To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo downloaded for a while.

It’s a really beautiful retelling of The Little Mermaid – though alot darker.

I did find that the build up was a bit too slow, and consequently the ending where all the action happened was too rushed.

The romance wasn’t really convincing to me. It was very slow burn but if I hadn’t known of The Little Mermaid, I wouldn’t have noticed the characters falling in love.

However the characters are multi-dimensional and excellently written. You get POV from Lira, a siren princess, and Elian, a siren killer prince, and I enjoyed both which is rare for me in books with multiple POVs.

I wish the sea queen had a bit more depth to her – I love conflicted villains and this would have been a perfect opportunity.

Overall, I’m glad I read it – it’s always good to have a standalone fantasy novel.

Do you have any favourite standalone fantasy novels?

Rebecca.

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