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Alexandra Christo decided to write books when she was four and her teacher told her she couldn't be a fairy. She has a BA in Creative Writing and works as a copywriter in London, both of which make her sound more grown up than she feels. When she's not busy making up stories, she can be found buying far too many cushions and organizing food crawls all over the city. Alexandra currently lives in Hertfordshire with an abundance of cacti (because they're the only plants she can keep alive). To Kill a Kingdom is her first novel.

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Arrogant and often merciless, Lira and Elian are not totally likable, especially in their careless disregard for life, human or otherwise, but there's an appealing prickliness to their confidence, magnified by their quippy dialogue. As narrators, Lira and Elian have distinct voices, but for all their swagger, both characters are struggling under the expectations of their parents and in their role in war that started long before they were even born. The world building is deft, and the spectacular ending is a happy one for Lira and Elian, but it will leave readers blissfully wanting more.--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books With well-crafted fight scenes and vivid descriptions, Christo has created a world of beauty and monstrosity that will draw readers in.--Publishers Weekly Stellar world building and nonstop action will keep readers hooked on this twisted reimagining of "The Little Mermaid.--Booklist Online Fantasy fans will like the idea of sirens and piratelike princes as the characters who are imaginative and well developed.--School Library Journal

Readers who enjoy dark fairy tales of The Little Mermaid persuasion will sink into this bloody tale with pleasure.--RT Book Reviews

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