Individual Rating: 4.7/5
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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 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’ve been begging, you guys, BEGGING!! for a book that kept me on my toes. I’ve read a lot of good books recently, but this one topped the list! I LOVED this premise. I’ve been obsessed with mermaids and sirens and ocean stuff like that for a long time, but I haven’t read many books about it. Probably because there aren’t that many. Anyways, I really loved this book.
Lira was perfect! If you’re coming into this book expecting to read about a wishy washy siren who has a crush on a human, you’re totally wrong. Lira is a kickass siren-turned-human who constantly proves time and time again that a semi-detached-but-still-emotional heroin is EXACTLY what we need! Or, at least, I need.. I really felt a connection to Lira, and I loved the way her mom was posed. Her mother was 100% evil, with no real redeeming qualities. All the way up to the end of the book, she was intrusive and rude, but the way we saw her through Lira made it so much more.
We also saw quite a bit of Prince Elian, who quickly became one of my favorite characters. The author did an AMAZING job of intertwining the character’s lives and backstories to make them one through the majority of the book. We were able to see different sides and feelings they had, and I loved it.
I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes fiction. The fight scenes, the dialogue, the characters… everything was spot on from the very beginning. I told you, I was looking for an amazing book to get hooked on, and this was it. I’ll be rereading it for a very long time.
Publisher: Feiwel Friends
Release Date: March 6th, 2018
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Author: Alexandra Christo