Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (59) The Sin Eater's Daughter

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:00 AM with 16 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

22536448 The Sin Eater's Daughter

Author: Melinda Salisbury
Publisher: Scholastic
Release Date: February 24, 2015

Link to 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:

I don't read a whole lot of fantasy, but this sounds pretty awesome. I love the idea of a female executioner, and the fact that royal blood is immune. I'm also loving this cover design and gorgeous use of color, so I hope they keep it. I'm definitely keeping my eyes open for this one.

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  1. Woah, this is the first that I've heard of this one but that cover is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for bringing this one to my attention; it sounds pretty interesting.

  2. HOLY WOW, this sounds really, really freaking good. And that cover! And that title! SOLD. I am SOLD.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  3. Oooh, interesting cover and interesting story! I love that idea of a female executioner. Thanks for highlighting this one!

    Here's my WOW at Bookmunchies (:

  4. That cover is so pretty, and the actual book sounds amazing! It looks so different to typical fantasy at the moment as well. I love the idea of a female executioner.

  5. Oh wow, this sounds interesting. And the cover is pretty (I hope the cover the actually go with is as pretty).
    Thanks for sharing this one! :)

  6. This one is new to me. I hadn't heard of it before, but it sounds very good indeed.

    Books of Love

  7. Wow- I have never heard of this one, but I like the sound of it. It sounds really unique and I like the fairy tale aspect of it. Great pick!

  8. this is the first time I've heard of this and it sounds sooo intersting (and that cover is just soooo lovely! I hope that'll be the final cover :3)..
    gonna add this to my TBR list~

    new GFC + bloglovin' follower, by the way :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  9. This one looks so good! I love fantasy and this one sounds like a fantasy Shatter Me, with her being able to kill with a touch. I'm adding this to my TBR list right now. Great pick! ~Pam

  10. Totally love the cover of this! It sounds really interesting- it reminds me of Graceling. I wonder how differently it writes.

  11. This isn't something that I would normally read, but it does sound really good. I'll have to give it a chance. Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

  12. This is brand new to me and I am SO excited for it! Thanks for sharing, girlie! Adding to my TBR list immediately!

  13. Oooh! This sounds AMAZING. Loving the current cover, too. Thanks for bringing this to my attention - fabulous choice! :)

  14. This book sounds like the best book! And that cover. Thanks for pointing it out to me!
    My WoW

  15. This cover! I want to read if for that alone. Not to say that the blurb doesn't sound good. It does. I don't read much fantasy either, but I'm definitely willing to give this a shot. New Bloglovin follow coming up.

    Thanks for sharing! <a href=">Here is our WoW!</a>

  16. How can that cover not be final?!? It's fucking fantastic! Please please please let them NOT change it?!? The book itself sounds pretty great, too. Off to add it to my TBR, if it's not already on there, lol.


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