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Sing Me to Sleep

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27th June 2023

Price: £24.99

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781399718448

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The Cruel Prince meets To Kill a Kingdom in the first in this dark YA fantasy duology, in which a siren assassin must join forces with the prince she hates to hunt a deadly killer – herself.

Saoirse is the last siren in her kingdom. With a deadly melody, she can sing any man to an early grave. By day, she’s disguised as a fae in her kingdom’s army. By night, she’s an assassin for dangerous mercenaries. When she’s forced to accept a job guarding Crown Prince Hayes, she expects to despise him. Instead, she finds herself increasingly drawn to him – especially when they must work together to find a deadly killer plaguing the city. The only problem: Saoirse is that deadly killer.

When Saoirse unwittingly kills a friend of the prince, she finally starts to ask the questions she never dared ask before of her employer. As she digs deeper, she uncovers her employer’s sinister motives: ridding her kingdom of the Royal family, starting with the frustratingly charming Prince Hayes. Keeping her secret and protecting her identity means risking the safety of her kingdom – and the life of the first man who doesn’t need a Siren Song to fall for her.

(P) 2023 Hodder & Stoughton Limited


Kate Dylan, author of Mindwalker
A thoroughly enchanting debut. Once you pick this book up, there's no putting it down again. Saoirse's story will capture your heart and consume your imagination, every bit as captivating as the siren song inside its pages. Run, don't walk towards this one; Sing Me to Sleep is the perfect YA fantasy
Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire
Everything about Burton's debut is razor-sharp: the writing, the tension, the twists, the action, the romance, and, of course, its heroine Saoirse herself. The magical yet treacherous Kingdom of Keirdre is an alluring backdrop for this story of deceit and deception, where no one and nothing is to be trusted - not even your own heart
Deborah Falaye, author of Blood Scion
Burton pens a darkly enchanting fantasy that brims with siren magic, political intrigue, and the most swoon-worthy romance that will, undoubtedly, leave you begging for the next book in the series. Perfect for readers who crave a compelling, high stakes plot from start to finish, sharp-witted characters you can't help but root for, and at its heart, a beautifully flawed, morally gray heroine willing to go to great lengths to save the people she loves. Sing Me To Sleep is as thrilling as it is seductive
Alechia Dow, author of The Sound of Stars
A dark and sweeping fantasy, that--like a siren song--will pull you in from the very first page
Kirkus Starred Review
Snappy dialogue, unpredictable plot twists, skillful worldbuilding, strong characterization, and steamy, sensual tension between Saoirse and the prince create an immersive tale with an empowering social justice tone centering a predominantly Black and brown cast
Adrienne Tooley, author of The Third Daughter
Richly imagined and utterly immersive, Sing Me to Sleep will call to you like the sea. Saoirse is a deeply compelling character: vicious, frightened, and tender as she navigates mysteries, lies, and betrayal in the Kingdom of Keirdre. With an expansive cast of characters, a morally grey heroine, and a swoon-worthy prince, at its heart, this is a story about loyalty and will speak to anyone willing to go to great lengths for the people they love. Gabi Burton's debut is as captivating as the magic within its pages, and will leave you breathless until the final line
Sing Me to Sleep is an enthralling read with complex and morally gray characters
Publishers Weekly
Burton spins an unforgettable debut that boasts impeccable characterizations and fresh takes on well-trod tropes that promise an amorous adventure centering a devoted, rag-tag family, stirring mythos, and sweetly budding romance
The Bookseller
The premise of Gabi Burton's Sing Me To Sleep reads like a wishlist of everything I love in YA fantasy: forbidden romance, diverse characters and a siren protagonist who isn't afraid to embrace her murderous impulses
The Sun
Compelling and chilling
The perfect combination for an immersive, gripping story
Darkly compelling and tense throughout - in no small part down to its prickly protagonist, the sizzling chemistry between the siren and the prince, and the sisterly bond that forms the very heart of the book
United by Pop
Compelling, immersive and impossibly gripping, Gabi Burton's debut novel, Sing Me to Sleep, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting new YA fantasies to have come out of 2023 thus far
A lush, compelling YA magical fantasy, full of murder, conspiracy and slow-burning romance