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And the book I am waiting for is…
From the blurb:
In this dark, seductive YA fantasy debut, a siren in hiding must choose between protecting her family and following her heart.
Saoirse Sorkova survives on lies. As a soldier, she lies about being a siren to avoid execution. At night, working as an assassin, Saoirse lies about her true identity. And to her family, Saoirse tells the biggest lie of all: that she can control her powers and doesn’t constantly grapple with the impulse to kill.
When Saoirse is forced to accept a job guarding the crown prince, she expects to hate Prince Hayes. After all, his father enforces the kingdom’s brutal creature segregation laws. But Saoirse finds herself drawn to him—especially when they’re forced to work together to stop a deadly killer. There’s only one problem: Saoirse is that deadly killer.
With a forbidden romance and a compulsively dark plot, this fantasy is perfect for fans of A Song Below Water and To Kill a Kingdom.
Expected Publication Date: June 27, 2023
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
YA Fiction / Epic Fantasy
About the author:
Gabi Burton grew up reading and writing in St. Louis, Missouri. She recently graduated from Bowdoin College and now she works as a paralegal and author in Rhode Island. When she’s not working or writing, she’s probably watching Netflix, scrolling through Twitter, or finding beautiful places to walk—preferably near a body of water. gabiburton.com • @query_queen339