Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Synopsis (from Goodreads

Pages: 336
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Released: 5th of February 2015

Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.

She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

What I Have To Say 

This book not only has one of the most gorgeous covers that I have ever seen, but it also has one of the most beautifully written fantasy worlds I've read lately. It's a world that I would love to immerse myself in so much more, because there was not nearly enough exploration of it, as this story was set solely in Lormere. Which leaves something nice to anticipate in the next book.

The characters were all incredible. I adored Twylla in her naivety. Merek in his optimism and his belief that he and Twylla could change everything. And the queen in her dominance, manipulation and madness.  Melinda Salisbury has created a cast of characters where the only characters to hate were the ones who are meant to be hated.

Above all the best thing about this book was the twists. There were so many things that I didn't expect at all. It was one of those books where you finish it and just have to sit there in shock for a while, trying to come to terms with what you've just read.

This book was so amazing, so very amazing that you just have to go and read it.


  1. Such a gorgeous book! So glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Ah I can't wait to read this now! Great review, I'm glad you loved it :)

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