To Kill A Kingdom – Alexandra Christo
Fantasy, sirens, young adult, fiction.
Lira is a princess siren who loves to collect hearts. This is a part of her tradition to collect prince hearts. Prince Elain wants to destroy all siren kind as he travels the seas but only one or two at a time does not suffice. He falls into the ocean nearly drowning and she saves him. Her mother punishes her by taking away her siren song and she has to bring back his heart. However, she seeks the same thing that Prince Elain wants and both make a deal.
I’ve seen this book all over tik tok and wanted to know what was the hype. Immediately on the first page I knew. All I can say is that this book is violent in a sense that it is appropriate for the genre of this book. This is not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of taking out hearts from bodies and the author really does describe with a lot of detail. There are some mermaids but mostly this focuses on sirens which not many fictional novels mention nor have them featured. The world building was acceptable that helped the protagonists forward towards their goal. I enjoyed this novel a lot and I would recommend it for anyone who loves sirens, blood and gore, and violence. The author really went into this novel and I loved it.
Kingdom Keepers 2: Disney at Dawn –
Disney, Disney World, children,
Just as Finn and the other teens
thought that after rescuing Disney World and the saved the world, they can
relax a little. When Chernabog/Lucifer doesn’t appear on the celebration float.
The park attendant, Wayne, tells them the evil returned into a new form. This
brings on panic and the five teenagers urge to fight the evil from overtaking
the park and the world. Everything is at stake, once again.
As I had finished the first book, I
immediately began this sequel to the novel and fell more in love with the idea
of teenagers fighting Disney villains and saving the world from evil. I simply
couldn’t stop reading this novel and eventually finished the novel in no time.
I do recommend the first book of this series and this one as well.
Kingdom Keepers 1: Disney After Dark –
Disney, Disney World, children,
There is a darkness that threatens both
the Disney World park and the world. An old park attendant, Wayne, warns Finn
of this news and warns him to gather the other teenagers in this fight. At
first, Finn thought that the encounter was false and only a dream, but the
truth revealed and Finn wants to act immediately. Finn gathers four other
teenagers must use certain technology to go up against Disney Villains as well
as witches. This is all good versus evil to save the park and the world. Finn
and the other teenagers must save the world.
I had grabbed this children’s novel
while at California Adventure because the idea of being trapped at a theme park
battling Disney Villains had deeply intrigued me. I did not care that this
novel was short or meant for a younger (children) audience. I enjoyed reading
this so much that I couldn’t put the book down. Later I found out this was a
continuing series and I intend on reading the rest soon. I recommend this novel
for sure for anyone young at heart and are a Disney fanatic.