Review ~ The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)Title: The Sin Eater’s Daughter
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Series: The Sin Eater’s Daughter #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Published: March 1st 2015

I am the perfect weapon.
I kill with a single touch.

Twylla is blessed. The Gods have chosen her to marry a prince, and rule the kingdom. But the favour of the Gods has it's price. A deadly poison infuses her skin. Those who anger the queen must die under Twylla's fatal touch.

Only Lief, an outspoken new guard, can see past Twylla's chilling role to the girls she truly is.

Yet in a court as dangerous and the queen's, some truths should not be told...
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Firstly, I love the cover to this book! What you can see on it has so much to do with what happens throughout the story; the blood, the vile and the girl in scarlet that feels so alone. It is very clever!!

Then I dived into the book and was swept away in the fantasy world that Melinda Salisbury created. I learned all about Twylla, what her life as a Sin Eater would have been like; what her life entails now - being betrothed to the prince and being the Daunen Embodied. There are so many things that she cannot do and she craves human contact. It was a big eye opener as a lot of details were explained, but just enough to keep me wanting to know more.

I liked getting to know both Twylla’s guard Leif, and Merek the prince that has just returned from travelling for the past two years. They both have great strengths and I can see goodness in them both. Leif was kind of mysterious but was always there for Twylla, wanting to keep her safe. I liked Merek too, being of royal blood he was able to touch Twylla and those few moments grounded her.

I liked how this story unravelled and it has set the story up for more things to come. Twylla grows a lot as a character and a young woman thoroughout this journey and faces a lot of hard times. The queen is one piece of work and is a ruthless leader. I liked the king, he had a good heart. There are twists along the way that I didn’t see coming and I look forward to see what is to come next.

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.





16 comments:

  1. What does a sin eater do? The semantics makes me curious

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  2. I loved Twylla's character, I thought it was more realistic than the badass heroine. I'm glad you could enjoy it as well :) the cover is just soo stunning! Benish| Feminist Reflections

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  3. Sounds good! And Twylla is certainly an interesting name.

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  4. They visit a body after death and eat foods that reflect their sins... such an intriguing concept.

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  5. It was an interesting world, so many details and set up for the next book. I'm excited to continue.

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  6. It is a little complex, but the author does a great job at explaining the details.

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  7. Yes! She was very realistic. I really did like this and look forward to more!

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  8. I liked that name too, something new in the mix!

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  9. That cover! Wow. Sounds interesting too. I have a hard time with this much fantasy but I'm glad you enjoyed.

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  10. I did. I haven't been reading as much fantasy lately... nice to pick one up occasionally.

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  11. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, Naomi. Not gonna lie, I haven't been reading too many good things. But your review is quite convincing! It sound like a very interesting world.

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  12. If you enjoy a good fantasy, it is good. The world is building, I enjoyed it.

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  13. Bookworm BrandeeMay 2, 2015 at 1:00 AM

    I'm very intrigued, Naomi. I too really like that cover and that it's so reflective of what's *in* the book is awesome. I'm curious about Twylla, what she is and her need for human contact - the rules of it and why Merek can touch her. Then, of course, you know I love a story with lots of twists and turns. ;) So I really, really want to read this now. *sigh* Atop my tbr it goes!

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  14. Haha! I know what you mean, there are a lot of elements you would enjoy in this one. I really enjoyed the direction and want some more soon!

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  15. I definitely want to pick this one up! It sounds like the book is filled with some amazing characters and the world the author created is a really wonderful fantasy filled world, which I love.


    Wonderful review!

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  16. The cover of this one is so gorgeous! I've read contrasting opinions about it, but I'm still a slave to pretty covers and I think I'll give it a go. It sounds complex and fairly memorable. Plus, as I said ... pretty cover ;) Great review.

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