About the Book:
Title: Songs of Loss
Author: Nicole Bailey
Series: The Siren’s Call #3
Page Length: 331
Publication Date: July 16, 2023
Synopsis: Forbidden Love.
A prophecy to break the fairy courts.
And a journey that will change everything.
Compelled by the Map of Forgetting, Lira and Lennox travel with their Atallas to the formidable and mythical Kali’s caves.
As their group navigates the monster-filled cavern, internal conflict and unresolved desires simmer beneath the surface.
With the fate of the fae kingdoms resting on their shoulders, Lira knows the price of victory may demand losses they aren’t prepared to face.
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This is the third book in The Siren’s Call series, and it sucked me right in. I was so eager to find out what Lira, Sai, and the rest of the gang were going to do next, especially after the ending of Songs of Sacrament. Well, they didn’t disappoint! They went through a lot, and there was never a dull moment for the group.
One of the main strengths of this series is the amazing found family, and it’s definitely a focus of this book. Lira, Sai, and the rest of their group go on a perilous quest with Lennox and Shaan and a few others. After Lennox’s past betrayal, there’s a lot of tension and animosity in the group, and no one, except Lira, trusts him. It’s interesting to see how this addition, as well as a few others, changes the group dynamics.
Like the first two books, this one is told from multiple POVs, which I always enjoy. There are a lot of relationships and situations, and getting different perspectives allows for a well-rounded view of everything happening in the courts and beyond. I feel like the story spent more time with some of the secondary characters, like Margo, Luz, and Neia, which made me so happy! I adore them all. Usually, I have a favorite character, but not in this series. Each character is so interesting, and they all have compelling stories to tell.
As they journey together, Lennox shows a ton of growth. Shaan too, but my baby Lennox is so hard on himself and has such self-loathing, so to see him slowly start to find peace, personal forgiveness, and more was wonderful. And his relationship with Shaan changes so much. I think, as much as their quest helped them figure out more about the prophecy and what’s in store for the world’s future, it also allowed Shaan and Lennox and others in their group the opportunity to face and resolve inner and relationship conflicts.
Though the main love story centers around Lira and Sai, this book really delves deeper into Lennox and Shaan’s broken relationship. l love Lennox, and I was hoping he would have a bit of a redemption with Shaan. There’s so much love and hurt and confusion between these two, and there were clearly unresolved issues that they needed to work out. And Lira and Sai’s love story continues to be swoon-worthy, as does Leia and Elisa’s. Each one is unique and intense and wonderful.
Other relationships are also developed while several continue to fracture. With all the tension between the courts, it will interesting to see what happens as alliances are formed, and secrets, lies, and betrayals are exposed. New powers, old grievances, magic, monsters, the gods, and so much more plague Lira, Sai, Lennox, and the rest, and the angst, tension, and danger make for an exciting and engrossing read.
Special thanks to Nicole Bailey for providing me with a copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.
- The romance.
- The world-building.
- The characters.
- found family
- enemies to lovers
- second chance romance
- chosen one
- Who did this to you?
- magic and fae