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 and 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?
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A Rare Standalone Fantasy!
"Everyone is a blank canvas, waiting to be filled with the colour of discovery."
wow what an enchanting STANDALONE fantasy.
As fairytale retellings go, this one is platinum. I have found it really hard to find good mermaid/siren stories that I enjoy. The characters in this book were not the usual heroines;
"Technically, I'm a murderer, but I like to think that's one of my better qualities."
The romance was not overbearing. It was mainly through bickering, looks and reading in between the lines which at first I wasn't sure if I liked it but after completing the book I really appreciated it. It was slow burning which made their moments evermore special.
The story line was very adventurous and quest-like. As readers we got to see the pov of both the main characters which really benefitted the dual worlds of land and water.
I did find that when I started the book, I was really into it, but when I put it down, maybe 150-200 pages in. I found it hard to get back into it as interested as I was before. That could be because that part of the book was a bit slower or just because I wasn't reading in as big of chunks. Although I found the end of the book really picked up and regained my initial interest.
Overall, I liked this book, the ending was really well done and the climax of the book in my opinion.
If you guys know of any good mermaid/siren books let me know!! + let me know your thoughts on To Kill a Kingdom!