The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
Published: 5th February 2015
Paperback, 333 pages
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Magic
Twylla is blessed. She has the favour of the Gods and is going to marry the Prince. But this favour has a price, she must drink a deadly poison which infuses her skin so that she can never be touched. Those who anger the Queen must die under her fatal touch. Only Lief, her new guard can see past the Daunen Embodied gift from the God’s to the girl who Twylla really is. Yet in a court as dangerous as the queen’s, some truths should not be told…
I not really sure about my feelings towards this story. There were some good ideas and were executed well in some places however I just feel that there was something missing that would have made it so much better.
“Even when there are no prisoners, I can still hear the screams. They live in the walls like ghosts and echo in between footsteps.”
I liked the start, it built up suspense and added to the mystery of who and what Twylla was. However as the story progressed it started to go downhill with a love triangle forming almost forcefully.
I really enjoyed the action and violent scenes and thought they were really well thought out and added a darker undertone to the story that was most definitely needed. I didn’t connect to any of the characters as it felt as if they had no backbone and I couldn’t feel anything behind what they were saying as I can with other characters.
Guest review contributed by Mezzalilys Teen Book Reviews. This blogger capitalizes on her experience of youth to bring insight in her book reviews, particularly of the YA market.