Title: Sing Me Forgotten
Author: Jessica S Olson
Published: 9th March 2021
Hello my fellow Bookworms and page turners,
Here we go again, another book that has heavy Phantom Of The Opera vibes. I have some mixed feelings about this one. It started off so well, it gripped me, it was interesting, was well written and then around the 30% in mark.. it seemed to give up the ghost, and remained enjoyable but fell into an incredibly simple plot.
In Sing Me Forgotten, you will meet Isda, a girl who has power over people’s memories whenever they sing. However, in this world girls like her are called “gravoirs” and are hunted down. They are killed at birth after three Gravoirs became too dangerous a while ago. There are also Fendoirs who have powers just not as much. They are allowed to live but they aren’t completely free.
When Isda was born she was thrown into a well but a man called Cyril decided to save her and raise her as his own, and he kept her secret, hidden and safe. All he asks in return is that she use her power to keep ticket sales high—and that she stay out of sight. For if anyone discovers she survived, Isda and Cyril would pay with their lives.
But Isda breaks Cyril’s cardinal rule when she meets Emeric Rodin, a charming boy who throws her quiet, solitary life out of balance. His voice is unlike any she’s ever heard, but the real shock comes when she finds in his memories hints of a way to finally break free of her gilded prison.
Overall the initial set up of the world and its characters is great, It really makes you feel and care for our main characters. Although, Ilsa was a little to naive for my taste but I think thats more of a personal taste issue. There is some actual romance in this one, which is well done, and is sure to make those whom like romance swoon. As i said previously the plot itself was a little to simple for my taste and i would have loved it to have some additional complexity or even just a bit of a twist.
But If you like lush, atmospheric, gothic romances, then this book is for you!
Until next time, read more books!