Happy Monday, everyone!
I realize I am posting a bit later than usual. 😂 I sort of thought that I posted this earlier today and then I realized that I didn’t. 😂 Must have gotten sidetracked!
Today’s post is Monday Music Match Up, a weekly feature here at HerBookishDesires where I showcase the music that I have matched, or listened to, while reading a specific book or series.
The book series that I will be highlighting is The Bargainer series by Laura Thalassa.
Genre: NA, Fantasy
Author: Laura Thalassa
I absolutely adore these covers! I love the dark feel they have to them. I also love the titles of the books! While reading the series, I listened to “Endeavour” by Phantom Power.
This song is a bit slower overall compared to the others that I used, but I really liked the way this song had a sense of foreboding to it, much like the “feel” of the novel with the different faeries going missing and the mysterious entity that was after Callie.
Unfortunately, there really is not too much fan art for this series! I really wish there were more works of art. I think it is because the series tends to be more on the underrated side of things. At least, I think the series is underrated! I have included what I could find below, but since there really is not all that much, I have also included the synopsis for the first book, Rhapsodic, below as well. I hope you enjoy. Feel free to listen to the music as you read and enjoy the fan art!
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
“Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.
Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want… at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.
But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.
For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.
If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.”
Aaaannddd that is all I could find 😂 I didn’t want to include any pieces with spoilers so that pretty much narrowed it down to these two gorgeous pieces!
I absolutely loved these books. I binge read them and then had a (massive) book hangover afterwards. 😂 I wish there were more books in the series. I believe (don’t quote me on this) that Laura said she is working on a project set in the same world but the story follows different characters. I would definitely read that!
Have you read The Bargainer series? What did you think of it? If not, do you plan on reading it? Let me know in the comments below!