Title: The Sin Eater’s Daughter
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Twylla has what most little girls dream of.. She lives in a castle, is engaged to a Prince and is known to all. However, the reason everyone knows her is because they fear her. She is not just the next Queen she is also the executioner. As the goddess-embodied, Twylla can kill anyone with a single touch. She lives a life where she is never touched, can not reach out to anyone in fear of murdering them. Even her betrothed, who is supposed to immune to her poisonous skin, keeps his distance. Then enters her new guard Lief. Whilst most people stay as far back as they can, he keeps trying to get closer. Not only is she at risk of falling in love, which will be treason, she has to also watch her back as the current Queen has a plan that could tear their land apart.
My YALC reading continues! I was determined to read this book before the big event and luckily for me this was a really quick read. It only took me a few hours to read and I am definitely going to be getting the second one as quickly as I can.
I loved the idea that Twylla was the reincarnation of the Sun God and Moon Goddess, who could kill anyone with a single touch. However, what kept me reading was the constant plot twists that left me completely baffled. I didn’t see half of it coming. By the end of the book I had to sit there and think over what I had just read. What I thought about the characters and the premise of the story was just stamped on by of a heard of elephants by the last chapter.
Speaking of the last chapter, that ending! I have never read such a cliffhanger. I need to read the second book just to stop my head spinning over it. Message to all authors: YOU CAN’T DO THAT TO US! We need to know the answers!
Can you tell I’m not a fan of cliffhangers? I think I may have to write a post about it. What did you think of this ending?
Anyway, back to the review. Overall I enjoyed this book. It had romance, intrigue and a little bit of mythology that led it to be a good read. I recommend it to anyone who liked young adult fantasy, especially since it can be a quick read.
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