Sing Me to Sleep

Words sting. Songs kill.

Fairyloot edition, 388 pages

English language

Published by Hodderscape.

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Saoirse Sorkova survives on secrets. As the last siren in her kingdom, she can sing any man to an early grave - but her very existence is illegal, and if her true identity were ever discovered, it would be her life on the line.

By day, Saoirse disguises herself as a fae, pretending to be the perfect soldier-in-training. By night, she satisfies her darker urges working as an assassin for dangerous mercenaries. And all the while, she keeps the biggest secret of all: that she is not always in control of her Siren powers, or her desire to kill.

Then a blackmailer threatens her sister, and Saoirse's investigation takes her to the royal palace, and her most dangerous job yet: personal bodyguard to the Crown Prince.

Saoirse expects to despise Prince Hayes. But he is kind, thoughtful, and charming, and she finds herself increasingly drawn to him... until he tasks …

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Von hinten durch die Brust ins Auge

3 stars

A beautiful woman killing any creep who gropes her, and recharging her energy that way? Hell fucking yes, I'm so here for that. I also like a lot of the magic system in this world even though it doesn't seem balanced at all, and how the hell did the fae manage to seize all power in the first place??

Anyway. the problem is, this conspiracy plot doesn't make sense at all. It's needlessly complicated and could have been sooo much easier, faster, more effective and efficient, and more failsafe. It really didn't have to involve Saoirse at all. In German we say "hintenrum durch die Brust ins Auge" and I think that's really fitting here.

Moreover, the evil side's ethics, motivation, behaviour and plans are not consistent at all. Really, it's all just stitched together to enable this siren-and-prince-falling-in-love plot.

For fuck's sake though: Never fall in love with royals, …