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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?