Is it possible to write a novel in 6 months? Some writers have successfully done so. Apparently, time-management skills are required in this feat, even more than creativity. It takes a high level of commitment and self-discipline to pull off a venture like this. It is not impossible but it would take a few changes in lifestyle, daily habits and the way of writing. Here are a few tips you could use to write a novel in 6 months:Read More
It’s been a while since I have read a good book, and then written a book review striaght after reading it.
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?
Thank to NetGalley who provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Quite frankly, I feel like my childhood has been stolen from me. This story is a bewitchingly dark retelling of The Little Mermaid, AND it’s a standalone fantasy novel which is full of rewarding chapters.
To Kill A Kingdom follows Lira, the daughter of the Sea Queen and deadly siren known as the Prince's Bane. She’s a murderous siren, but also with a soft streak. Then you have Prince Elian, reluctant royalty and renowned pirate. He is captivating and asserts his power without being overbearing or vile, smart with a bit of smugness showing through, and as dashing on a ship as inside a palace.
Naturally, their fates get intertwined and we get an outstanding story about overcoming trauma, a fondness for family and there’s also a brilliant romance. (This makes my heart happy.)
I loved the dialogue in this novel. There were some great sections which could be called banterous, along with sections which will have you chuckling to yourself throughout. I loved the world-building and I was able to envision the locations in my mind.
Sadly the fight scenes weren’t as good as they could have been, but definitely not bad. I felt like certain parts that needed more pages were rushed and the opposite. A little more balance and the pacing would have ben nailed perfectly.
Overall, a very enjoyable book which I would highly recommend to friends and family.
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Welcome back to another interview in the series! I am so excited to be able to include this author in it. I have followed her for a few years now on instagram and was so honoured she wanted to take part in it. Plus I absolutely LOVE her answers. So, here’s my interview with S. Usher EvansRead More
Blurbs look easy enough to create, but they are not. Not many writers, especially new ones, have mastered the art of crafting impressive blurbs. Many authors do not think that blurbs matter and so they treat them as afterthoughts even though they are extremely important.Read More
Once again I have to thank NetGalley for giving me the availability to have read this book. I requested a copy of this book which got approved and in book blogger fashion I am now reviewing it.Read More
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So, once again, YouTube or AuthorTube to be exact has allowed me to find yet another outstanding author. This book has literally blown me away and I cannot fathom how much I am waiting for the sequel.Read More