Book Reviews

Review: Sing Me to Sleep by Gabi Burton

If you enjoy assassins and sirens, then I’m sure Sing Me to Sleep is already on your TBR. This YA fantasy debut is the beginning of a series with some serious twists at the end! Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.


Saoirse Sorkova survives on lies. As a soldier-in-training at the most prestigious barracks in the kingdom, she lies about being a siren to avoid execution. At night, working as an assassin for a dangerous group of mercenaries, Saoirse lies about her true identity. And to her family, Saoirse tells the biggest lie of all: that she can control her siren powers and doesn’t struggle constantly against an impulse to kill.

As the top trainee in her class, Saoirse would be headed for a bright future if it weren’t for the need to keep her secrets out of the spotlight. But when a mysterious blackmailer threatens her sister, Saoirse takes a dangerous job that will help her investigate: she becomes personal bodyguard to the crown prince.

Saoirse should hate Prince Hayes. After all, his father is the one who enforces the kingdom’s brutal creature segregation laws. But when Hayes turns out to be kind, thoughtful, and charming, Saoirse finds herself increasingly drawn to him-especially when they’re forced to work together to stop a deadly killer who’s plaguing the city. There’s only one problem: Saoirse is that deadly killer.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

In Sing Me to Sleep, Saoirse has to balance so many different roles and secrets. Unable to be open about her siren abilities, Saoirse is dedicated to sacrificing for her family and sister. But when she takes a position for the very government who is committed to hunting her down for her family, life is about to get even more complicated. Within Sing Me to Sleep, Saoirse’s main motivation is her family, trying to protect her sister and not get caught.

There’s some pretty strict and intense laws about the segregation creatures which gives you chills. It’s a world that is rich in danger and stakes. For Saoirse it’s a matter of life and death. Throughout Sing Me to Sleep, Saoirse has to explore the price of revenge and vengeance. How it burns and how the power aches to be twisted. Sing Me to Sleep always forces Saoirse to confront the difficulties of her decisions especially as she discovers more about their history.

(Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links. For more information you can look at the Policy page. If you’re uncomfortable with that, know you can look up the book on any of the sites below to avoid the link)

Buront is dedicated to exploring power and privilege. To trying to figure out the boundaries of our power and what we would risk. While I did not really understand the romance in Sing Me to Sleep, I enjoyed seeing Saoirse’s character development especially towards the end. I wanted to know more about the world, but Sing Me to Sleep is the beginning of a series so I’m optimistic for the future. It’s about the choices we are forced to make. The ones we lie to ourselves about. And the ones that break our heart.

Find Sing Me to Sleep on Goodreads, Storygraph, Amazon,, & Blackwells.


Who is your favorite siren?

Share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.