Here I go with my first Friday 56!
Hosted by Freda’s Voice Friday 56 is a weekly bookish prompt. It’s quite easy to do and could cover no end of different books and genres so seems great if you’re looking for a quick snippet to discover something new!
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
This week, I’ve selected the last book I finished reading which is ‘To Kill a Kingdom’ by Alexandra Christo.
“Could it really be such a bad thing, to become a story whispered to children in the dead of night?”
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 received a pre-release copy of this from Readers First and devoured it within a few days. Loosely based on The Little Mermaid with a few nods to other Greek tales, To Kill a Kingdom is filled to the brim with banter, bad-ass characters and scintillating action. The story-telling and language is absolutely superb and I loved every single page! If you like watery worlds, tales of pirates, mermaids and some wonderfully lyrical descriptions then this is definitely one for you!