Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
The Sin Eater's Daughter (#1)
Written by: Melinda Salisbury
Published by: Scholastic Press
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release date: February 24th 2015
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 waiting?
I came across this book randomly when reading The TBR Tag post at No BS Book Reviews blog last week. I admit, it was beautiful cover that attracted my attention. But it was first sentence from the blurb that sealed the deal for me. "A startling, seductive, deliciously dark debut that will shatter your definition of YA fantasy." I definitely can't say no to that.
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