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To Kill a Kingdom
To Kill a Kingdom | Alexandra Christo
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 Elians 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--its his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, shes 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 mankinds greatest enemy?
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literarywitchery
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@TheReadingMermaid I'm already on the Bookly reading challenge ( to read 20 hours from 20-26th jan) but this looks fun and more challenging! I'll have to do both.

#readingchallenge

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literarywitchery
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1. Both
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3. Yes, mainly to wind down in the evenings
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5. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
@laurenslibrary

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alisonrose
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1. Anna-Marie McLemore — They just perfectly nail Latinx queer magical realism like no one else!

2. Tagged! I got it in a book box from Book Riot and was feeling meh about it, because it was yet another retelling and I‘d seen mostly so-so reviews, but I ended up loving it! Much darker and more entertaining than I expected.

3. @nichollinlove @ChasingOm @MEGR 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Nice! Thanks for joining in 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
alisonrose @Eggs 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 2w
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Drinking chai and reading ♥️♥️
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#alexandrachristo #siren #mermaid #fairytale #retelling

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LibroClubYAMx
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🤴❣️🧜 a fantasy very well recommended!
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#alexandrachristo #mermaids #fantasy #decemberreads #prince #littlemermaid #retelling

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e.c.vitoria
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TorieStorieS
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#7Covers7Days #CoverCrush Day 4

Want to join in, @NeedsMoreBooks - just post a cover you love for the next seven days, no explanation needed!

NeedsMoreBooks Ooh! I haven‘t played before. Thank you for the tag. Who all do I tag? Do I tag you in all the 7 posts? Was wondering as have seen different variations. 4mo
TorieStorieS @NeedsMoreBooks I don‘t think it matters- I have been tagging for my posts the person who originally tagged me as well as those that I‘m tagging in, but I don‘t think you have to do anything other than tag someone new for each post! 😊 4mo
NeedsMoreBooks @TorieStorieS thanks! ❤️ 4mo
TorieStorieS @NeedsMoreBooks No problem!! I think the most important thing is to have fun with it!! I‘m looking forward to seeing what you choose! 🤗🤗🤗 4mo
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hyperashley
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⭐4's pretty good. I've read better pirate books but I've read far worse too.

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Siosue
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I loved this Little Mermaid retelling! It was different enough to make it feel fresh and keep it interesting. The writing is wonderfully descriptive. I really enjoyed the character development and the relationships. I‘m also a sucker for happy endings and this book didn‘t disappoint.

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Salaphina
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This book is a absolutely amazing! It was both everything and nothing like I expected. An inverted little mermaid where the creatures of the sea truly are monsters...or are they? Urg, I‘m screaming inside I loved this book so much! Everyone should read it!

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ElzBubble
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I don‘t normally read books with mermaids or sirens in but I thought it was worth a go. I won‘t lie, it took me until about half way to get into this book but it‘s actually really good. The style of writing is nice and easy, the story line feels loosely based on the little mermaid but also very different. It was slightly predictable but maybe that‘s because I‘m older! Based on young adults/teens I think it‘s perfect.

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geekybookgirl2
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I really enjoyed this book. A fun dark adventure with sirens, pirates, a daring quest and a little romance. The world building was superb and I loved the slow burn enemies to lovers romance.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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nordicscarab
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This book got me hooked on mer creatures again, and it even made me love pirates again! Unique story with a very intiguing world, fans of the Ingo series will love this!

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Charityann
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📖 To Kill a Kingdom
🎥The Little Mermaid 🧜‍♀️
🎶 “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid 😊

@JoScho #manicmonday #thelittlemermaid

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🖤🐚 7mo
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NicoleCeBallos
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Mehso-so

An interesting concept that fell apart in areas. The entire book built up to this epic battle, which was over in like 2 pages. The characters made some leaps that they shouldn't have been able to come up with on their own. It would've been better if the author had fleshed it out more.

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Avanders
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Wow @Q84 Thank you sooo much for this amazing Rainbow package!!!! I 💕 everything about it, & the wrapping was perfect too! & you included a Taz for my little Taz too!! 🥰🥰 I love literally everything & am so excited to try all the things and loove that mug and am so exited about the books and love that you went with rainbow. 🌈♥️🌈
Thank you so much!! 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

#colormeread #colormereadswap Nicole — Thank you for hosting such a cool swap!

AkashaVampie that looks like an awesome bundle u got!!! love the colors! 7mo
BookwormAHN Those are great pens. 7mo
Avanders @AkashaVampie I agree!! 🌈♥️💛 @BookwormAHN I can‘t wait to try them out! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 7mo
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Q84 I'm glad you like it.😁 I saw you mention your Taz and then I saw it and had to get it! Let me know how well the unicorn phone stand works. That cup I almost kept for myself😜 7mo
BethM Great package! I love the mug! 7mo
Avanders @Q84 I definitely will! All the unicorn 🦄 things are so fun! I can see why you almost kept the mug... 😁♥️ @BethM it makes me feel all cozy just looking at it! 7mo
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alisonrose
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I ended up enjoying this much more than I expected to! I wasn‘t sure a Little Mermaid retelling was gonna work for me, but it was dark & twisted & inventive while still taking inspiration from the source material, and I really liked what the author did with it. It‘s amusing at times too! It did drag a bit about 3/4 in, & the big battle at the end went on oddly long. But overall it was a fun escape, which I‘m in desperate need of these days. 4/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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“I‘m glad that you didn‘t kill me while I was unconscious.”
Kye snorts a smile. “I like the way you say thank you.”

🤣🤣🤣

Jee_HookedOnBookz Enjoyed this book! Hope you do too! 😊 9mo
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alisonrose
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Whatever it means, she says it with fear and reverence. A combination I‘m rarely used to seeing. In my kingdom, those who revere me don‘t know me well enough to fear me. And those who fear me know me far too well to do something as unwise as adore me.

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alisonrose
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[The Sea Queen] has ancient symbols and runes tattooed over her stomach in red, stretching even to her gloriously carved cheekbones. Her tentacles are black and scarlet, fading into one another like blood spilled into ink, and her eyes have long since turned to rubies. Even her crown is a magnificent headdress that peaks in horns atop her head and flows out like limbs down her back.

[okay someone make this Halloween costume for me pls]

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alisonrose
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I know it‘s a cliché to say people either love this book or hate it, but scrolling down the reviews on GR, even just from my friends and follows, I‘m seeing a bunch of ALL CAPS BOLD TEXT 5-star reviews and a bunch of 2-star “meeehhhhhhhh” ones. But I‘m in the mood for a twisted retelling, so let‘s go ??‍♀️? #nowreading

Mommamanzi I enjoyed it. Not enough to re read it but I‘m glad I DID read it! 10mo
alisonrose @Mommamanzi it‘s definitely fun so far, in a super dark way 😯 10mo
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OnePageAtATime
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So I loved this book! It was beautifully written and the characters grew over the course of the book and you found yourself fighting for them and their kingdoms. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves fairytales (it was like the little mermaid but darker), adventure, romance, and intrigue! The audiobook was beautifully narrated and while that is mainly because the narrators we're superb it also speaks to the author. So s/o to both.

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OnePageAtATime
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“People don‘t tell secrets because someone needs to know them. They do it because they need someone to tell.”

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“You can't win a war. Someone else just loses.”

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“They celebrate love as though it's power, even though it has killed far more humans than I ever have.”

RadicalReader This should be the lock screen for all book lovers 10mo
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OnePageAtATime
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My April TBR lost for #BookBattle on Facebook. I'm so pumped to be a part of this group and take part in this. Well these are my books that I have and the rest are ebooks except for to kill a kingdom which is my first ever audiobook! I'm so excited to to dive into these!

#bbtyrell

SW-T Tyrell? We spell our name Tyrrell. 😂😂 10mo
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OnePageAtATime
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Thanks to this audiobook I was able to finish all 24 hours in #24B4Monday This is one of my first ever audiobooks and I'm really enjoying it but I am finishing this readathon with 24 hours and 7 minutes. I'm actually really proud of myself for being able to do this :)

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid You should be proud of yourself! Congratulations sweetheart!!! 🙌💕🎉🎉🎉 10mo
wordzie 👏👍🎉 10mo
Crazeedi Congrats!!🎉🎉🎉 10mo
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Paula3 ❤😎 10mo
Andrew65 Fantastic, well done and thanks for taking part. 🙌🙌🙌🙌😍 10mo
LauraWeasley I really loved this audiobook, I thought the narrators were fantastic! 10mo
OnePageAtATime @LauraWeasley I've never been into audiobooks books I didn't like the narrators and this is the first audiobook I've been able to get into because they do such a great job 10mo
LauraWeasley @OnePageAtATime That's so great! And I totally get it - I have pretty high demands when it comes to narrators, so I'm very picky with audiobooks. 😁 10mo
OnePageAtATime @LauraWeasley well if you have any other good audiobook suggestions I'm all ears since it looks like I'm a picky audiobook listener too lol 10mo
LauraWeasley @OnePageAtATime Well, I really enjoyed both of Mackenzi Lee's books on audio (Gentleman's Guide/Lady's Guide) and also The Cruel Prince. Jason Isaacs did a great job with A Monster Calls. I also really liked Stalking Jack the Ripper, Leah on the Offbeat and The Raven Boys (even though it took me a while to get used to the narrator). Quite a few different genres, right? 😂 10mo
LauraWeasley @OnePageAtATime Oh, I almost forgot my absolute favorite (and I ran out of space 😁): I loved, loved, loved Illuminae! Though I would recommend listening to it while reading the physical book. 10mo
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Mommamanzi
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April showers bring May flowers! April‘s tbr color is BLUE!!! #bluebooks #apriltbr #bluebookstack

tpixie Wow! Quite the stack!!! 💙💙💙 10mo
Avanders Oooh pretty! 10mo
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Elisa
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Just reread this last week and I enjoyed it just as much the second time around!
I don‘t usually go for retellings, but I really really liked this one — so original, and very well-executed multiple POVs.

imyril I‘ve left it far too long to write my review of this (which would have been yay! Squee! More please!) so was wondering whether I would just _have_ to reread it (what a hardship) 🤣 So much fun 11mo
Elisa @imyril haha yes, such a hard job, but someone‘s got to do it right? Collect and read and reread fabulous books? Hard-knock life 😁 11mo
imyril Terrible. How do we do it 🤣 11mo
mabell Oooooo love this photo too!! 11mo
Elisa @mabell I knew those summers my daughters spent walking the beach picking up shells would come in handy 😅🐚🐚🐚 11mo
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Sweetkokoro
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Predictable as ever. And to those who say this a Little Mermaid retelling I can‘t agree at all, it‘s more loosely inspired by the story but definitely not in my opinion a retelling. I got bored towards the end with all the handholding during the middle of a battle and all the predictable love story parts. It just got overwhelming bland. Lira‘s initial personality was really nice but then it took a nose dive so eh. At least I‘m done with it now.

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Sweetkokoro
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Started this book today, so far it‘s semi-interesting the descriptions of the mermaids is by far the most fascinating ever (the sirens are just ehh) The Sea Queen has a really interesting description as well, but story wise it‘s already coming of predictable and I can feel who the love story is going to involve and that‘s annoying. Honestly I would love for it to end with either the prince or siren killing the other but I doubt that will happen.

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DustyPages
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I loved this book so much! Lira has to be one of my favorite characters I've come across the in awhile. The story was great the plot was kept me invested the entire time and I got attatched to all of the characters but Lira really was the stand out of the book for me. I just adored how even whelile the story progressed she stayed kind of dark.

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megansaurusrex
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This might just be my favorite retelling of The Little Mermaid. The dialogue was amazing and the book kept me hooked from the very first sentence.

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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#Unwanted by her mother, the Sea Queen, Princess Lira was banished from the sirens' kingdom & turned into a human, a creature most despised by the sirens. Her paths crossed with Prince Elian's when he saved her at sea. Their fates sealed when they made a pact to bring down the heartless Sea Queen. Loved this YA retelling of The Little Mermaid recommended to me by @thewallflower0707 for my #newyearwhodis challenge! Full review on my blog! ⬇️⬇️

thewallflower0707 Happy you enjoyed it!! I just love how deliciously complicated both characters are and that they are not at all these bland shiny teenagers you usually find in YA. 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thewallflower0707 yeah! I agree! And I loced those quippy dialogues!! Fun to read :) you can read my full review on my blog! 😊Thanks for recommending this to me, Svenja! ❤️❤️ 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!!!! 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes, Misty! To my surprise, I enjoyed it☺️ 12mo
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Guys. I had to buy this Kindle book for $2.99 today!! I have heard great things about it. Have any of you read it??

Literary_Siren I have and I liked it! 12mo
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Really enjoyed this standalone novel..loved the characters and the storyline..would be interesting to see what happened after the events of the book! #books #bookish #ilovebooks #bookdragon #bookworm #bookshelf #bookobsessed #bookaholic #bookphotography #bibliophile #booknerd #happyreading #ilovereading

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A vaguely ridiculous plot and a little light on the world-building but a lot of fun to read. A deliciously dark take on the Little Mermaid fairy tale which is full of sass and swashbuckling adventure.

#fantasy #youngadult

imyril So much fun! There was a fair amount of hand waving but so much flair. 12mo
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imabusybee
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This was so good!! Great twists!

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Second cup and hopes of finishing my book. 😊

Tamra Love your coasters! 13mo
imabusybee @Tamra thank you!! 13mo
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imabusybee
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I am truly loving this book.

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imabusybee
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Its been so cold in So Cal!! Trying to get a few pages in tonight.

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imabusybee
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Starting tonight and I just love this cover!!

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Preparing for my #newyearwhodis!! Woot woot! 💃💃 @thewallflower0707 @monalyisha

Marilyncjackson I read Bad Romance it was good. 13mo
thewallflower0707 Awww cool! I‘m taking a trip to an English bookstore in Berlin on Friday and I‘m hoping to find the rest of my list there. 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thewallflower0707 I hope you find everything you want and need there 😊😘 also, Merry Christmas to you! 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Marilyncjackson yayyyy!! Can't wait to read it!! ❤️ 13mo
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This book was a classic and an amazing one at that. A great pick for YA book lovers. Easily 9/10. Would definitely recommend this to people, not too long so it's easier to read.

#ToKillAKingdom #AlexandraChristo #ya #ya books #amazing #pageflipping #2018 #Lira #Elian #romance
#LittleMermaidVibes

RaimeyGallant Nice review. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 13mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 13mo
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silentrequiem
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Thank so so much @Kar2b!! I love my #makerswap package so much! I have been wanting to read this book and the jewelry is gorgeous! And I think even my sewing deficient brain can figure out the kitchen towel craft. 😂 And the ocean theme! 😍😍😍 Thank you so much!

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 13mo
Kar2b Oh yay! You are so welcome! I‘m glad you like it all ❤️ 13mo
Avanders 😍😍 13mo
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imyril
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What a joy from start to finish. I was excited for a Little Mermaid retelling where she rips the hearts out of princes‘ chests; but I loved the relocation to a Greek-inflected secondary world. A breezy read of characters who really aren‘t as wicked as they like to think, cast in gorgeous hues and fairytale descriptions. A bit of a Schwab vibe, and delightfully a stand alone. A favourite for the year.

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I HAVE A HEART for every year I‘ve been alive. There are seventeen hidden in the sand of my bedroom.

...heck of an opening statement.

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