To Kill a Kingdom

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Bold, imaginative sea-faring fantasy has unusual characters.

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age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 13+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 13+

Pirates of the Caribbean if the mermaid was the main character.

To Kill a Kingdom is a fresh, exciting young adult novel with an adventurous premise, well-rounded characters and enough lust and betrayal to keep you roped in. This novel has one of my favourite YA tropes - enemies to lovers. While most books with this trope are shy about making the two characters enemies, Alexandra Christo does not hold back... and I'm sure glad she didn't. A siren, and a siren-killer... they were born to hate each other. The chemistry and passion between these two made me not want to put this book down. Throughout the course of their quest the two fight their growing attraction for each other. This book reminded me of a mix between Pirates of the Caribbean and one of my favourite underrated films: Sinbad. I've always been so intrigued about mermaids and here they are, explored beautifully in one beautiful book. I love it!

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