The Sin Eater’s Daughter
by Melinda Salisbury
Series: The Sin Eater’s Daughter #1
Release Date: February 24th 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
A startling, seductive, deliciously dark debut that will shatter your definition of YA fantasy. Sixteen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, no one speaks to her. No one even looks at her. Because Twylla isn’t a member of the court. She’s the executioner.As the goddess-embodied, Twylla kills with a single touch. So each week, she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love her. Who could care for a girl with murder in her veins? Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to her touch, avoids her.But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose playful 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 a treasonous romance is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies-a plan that requires an unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?
This was an okay story. I see how many liken it to Shatter Me series. It’s pretty much the same plot but this being more toward Fantasy and magic. The Sin Eater’s concept is pretty unique but I felt like I needed more on this part of the story. Twylla was pretty passive for the majority of this book. She kept to herself and was the ideal rule follower. until the last 5 chapters where she began to realize things and began to change. This makes me hopeful she’ll grow to be a likable character in Book 2 .
The romance was good. There’s a love triangle. I liked both Merek and Leif, but more Merek. Although I did feel Leif’s character was better developed than Merek’s. The latter felt more cold and emotionless for the most part, and not the kind that Warner was in Shatter Me series.
The end was a great way to get people excited for Book 2. I don’t know what to expect from this Sleeping Prince story but I want to find out.