About the Book:
Title: Songs of Sacrament
Author: Nicole Bailey
Series: The Siren’s Call #2
Publication Date: May 16, 2023
Synopsis: A fake marriage. A prince full of regret. And two kingdoms on the brink of war.
Forced into marriage vows, Lira is determined to keep her distance from Sai. But as tensions rise between the fairy courts, they must work together to uncover a lost treasure that could change the course of history.
While Lira and Sai brave dangers, Lennox confronts a secret from his history that forces him to leave the safety of his world to face the wrongs of his past.
Full of magic, adventure, and unforgettable characters, this thrilling sequel to Songs of Vice will leave you eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series.
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Every time I receive a book from Nicole Bailey, I know I’m in for a treat. I adore her books, and after reading Songs of Vice, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one! The story left the characters in such a precarious situation, and I couldn’t wait to see if Lira and Sai would reconcile and how they were going to handle the very complicated situation they found themselves in. Not surprisingly, I gobbled Songs of Sacrament up and loved every suspenseful and nail-biting moment of it.
The story picks up where Songs of Vice left off, with Lira feeling the sting of Sai’s betrayal, the power forced upon her by her mother, and a future where nothing is certain. She doesn’t know who to trust but must enter into a marriage with Sai as a means of protection. But, as the conflicts between their courts increase, the pair must go on a dangerous journey to uncover a lost treasure that could change their lives forever. No pressure, though! lol
There are several romances in the story, but Lira and Sai’s is the main focus. And boy do they have a chemistry-filled love story! Determined to keep her distance from Sai after his betrayal in the last book, Lira struggles with her feelings over the course of the story. Sai, riddled with guilt, gives Lira the space she demands, which actually helps him work through his feelings too. I like that we get both of their perspectives because they each have compelling stories rife with insecurities, fears, and conflicted feelings.
In addition to Sai and Lira’s romance, we also see the beautiful relationship between Elisa and Neia, as well as the broken relationship between two princes from opposing courts. I’m so hoping these enemies can find their way back to each other because they have so much chemistry, and you can tell there are a lot of feelings simmering beneath the hurt and anger. Ooof, Lennox is really put through it in this book, (as he should be), but I’m hoping he has a redemption and earns Shaan’s forgiveness.
The story is told from several other perspectives too, which is fantastic. You really get to understand the thoughts, feelings, and motivations of so many characters. Switching perspectives also highlights some of the main themes in the story and offers a well-rounded view of everything happening in and beyond the Seelie and Unseelie courts. It’s a fascinating world with so many layered and intriguing characters, and I found myself invested in each of their journeys. Plus, it’s super suspenseful! The characters are constantly embroiled in dangerous and deadly plots, and the stakes are growing increasingly higher as the series progresses. Lira, Sai, and the rest of their group face so many sticky situations and potentially dangerous enemies, and it made for a super suspenseful and entertaining read!
You probably realize by now that I’m a huge fan of Bailey’s writing, and this story exemplifies why. It’s such an immersive story, rich and vividly developed with great characters and even greater love stories. I can’t wait for the next book and am so thankful to the author for providing me with a copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.
- The romance!!!
- The characters.
- The suspenseful quest.
Just because something is hidden, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
Perhaps it is time to start living your truth.
If reincarnation was real, I hoped they came back as plants that flooded beneath monsoon rains then froze in winter.
- Fake marriage
- Found family
- Enemies to lovers