The Sin Eater's Daughter (The Sin Eater's Daughter, #1) by Melinda Salisbury ~ ARC Review by Fallon
5 Out of 5 Stars
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?
Thank you so much to Scholastic for providing me an ARC for review and this in no way effects my opinion of the book.
Twylla was a girl destined to follow her mothers path as a Sin Eater till one day the Queen shows up and offers her another path. She is believed to be the Goddess embodied and will kill anyone who touches her, with the exception of those of royal blood.
Twylla now finds herself growing up in a castle with anything her heart desires and betrothed to the prince. This all comes at a price though. Twylla has become the kingdoms executioner. Hating the very thought of what she can do and knowing all the sins she is incurring, Twylla keeps very isolated.
Guards come and go because nobody wants to work protecting a girl that can kill you by just touching you. Twylla however notices her new guard does not flinch when near her and slowly starts to earn her trust. Twylla however did trust once before and it cost her dearly.
This is an intriguing tale that will have you twisting and turning all the way up till the end. Twylla's journey of self discovery was endearing and refreshing. I was gripping the pages and did not see half the twists coming. Fantasy lovers this is a must read. I am giving The Sin Eater's Daughter 5 Out of 5 Stars.