Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine.

I can't wait to read...

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
 Release date: February 24th, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Goodreads link: (click here)

Description from Goodreads

A startling, seductive, deliciously dark debut that will shatter your definition of YA fantasy.

16-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?

Why I'm excited about this book

I have to say it...THAT COVER IS GORGEOUS!! Besides that, I love dark fantasy and I love the premise of a girl who kills with a single touch. Add in a treasonous romance with a deadly swordsman who has a playful smile and an evil queen who threatens the future of the Kingdom... well...how could anyone not want to read this? And THAT COVER!!! I want this book. Want it. Want. Need. It.

What are you waiting to read?

<3 Michelle


  1. That cover IS gorgeous. And I'm also a huge fan of dark fantasy. Don't see a lot of that in YA....actually, everything you point out sounds ridiculously appealing to me. "treasonous romance", "deadly swordsman" "evil queen"....I want it, toooo.

    1. Everything about this book actually makes me drool. I can't wait to own it!

  2. That cover!!! I'm adding this to my TBR list now! This is my first time coming across The Sin Eater's Daughter, thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

  3. Great book review! You have the coolest blog design I've ever seen!
    New follower:)
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    1. Aw, thanks :) I spend a lot of time trying to make things look nice. Actually, I put a lot of time and love into everything here! Thanks for following!


  4. This sounds interesting. Maybe when my tbr won't be so huge I'll check it out.

    My WOW: http://readingadd.blogspot.ro/2014/09/waiting-on-wednesday-talon-talon-1-by.html

  5. Oooh Great Pick! I haven't heard of this one yet. I love finding new books on people's posts.

    My WoW pick

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  6. This one sounds REALLY good!

    Amber Elise @Du Livre

  7. Someone else just WoW-ed this one too, and I'm still really excited to read it! Lol, it just sounds so fascinating, I can't wait to see how it turns out!
    My WoW.

  8. Ooooh, I love fantasyand I had no idea for this one. So thank you for sharing!!! :D

  9. Amazing book cover! Oh. This sounds nice. I'll go check this out.

    Here's mine:
    WOW: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

  10. That cover is gorgeous and I wanna read this too! I mean, it's a girl who kills people with her touch. It's like Shatter Me and Throne of Glass combined into one!!!

    The Life of Little Me