Today I'll be sharing some book excerpts with these bookish features:
➢Book Beginnings is a weekly feature (hosted by Rose City Reader) where you post the first sentence of the book you're currently reading.
➢The Friday 56 is a weekly feature (hosted by Freda's Voice) where you get a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% on ereader) then post a interesting sentence from that page with no spoilers.
To Kill a Kingdom by 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 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 have a heart for every year I've been alive.
Friday 56 (page 56 on my ereader):
"Look at you," he whispers. "My monster, come to find me."
The opening line definitely hooked me into this book, it's so intriguing. I'm currently around halfway through this book and I like it so far.
Have you read To Kill a Kingdom? What are your thoughts on the quotes from it?