Monday, April 13, 2015

The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #1) by Melinda Salisbury

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...

A new debut filled with fantasy, suspense and a heroine stuck in a hard luck corner with no reprieve in sight. The Sin Eater's Daughter is a deftly built world filled with vivid scenes and full fleshed characters. 

The writing is sometimes elegant but sharp enough that the scenes will impact your emotions. I felt so many with this debut: horror, disgust, hope, sadness and anger. I empathized with Twylla, yet wanted to throttle her for just accepting her fate in the beginning. Her sense of loss was not as broad as it should have been as she just accepted what she was and what she does.

 I really liked Merek and Lief, hoping at least one of them would save Twylla....but knowing she would have to know that she needed to save herself first. The pages just flew by and I really enjoyed it.  If you're looking for a new twist on a fantasy, then give the Sin Eater's Daughter a try!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Wendy

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