Waiting on Wednesday #74: ‘The Sin Eater's Daughter’ by Melinda Salisbury


“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

Melinda Salisbury

The Sin Eater’s Daughter #1

Publication Date:
February 24th, 2015

Scholastic Press

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?

Good Reads


High fantasy, castle, a prince? Yep sign me up. Check out that gorgeous colourful cover!

What do you think about my pick for Waiting on Wednesday?


  1. Merry Princess Grace (@princessgrace10)

    January 7, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    I love books with princes and royalty. The Cover is beautiful. I hope you love it when you get it.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    • giselle

      January 8, 2015 at 2:45 PM

      Right? And the title too?

  2. Jaime Lynn

    December 17, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Oh my gosh, Giselle. This book is my number one most anticipated for next year. Well, okay it is tied for number one with a lot of other books, but this one makes me squeal every time I see it. THAT COVER!

    • giselle

      December 18, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      Right? Its soooo pretty and it sounds fantastic!

  3. Ange/Libby Blog (@marmaladelibby)

    December 17, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    YES! This sounds fantastic and is already on my TBR list. Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  4. leeanna @ (@leaflette)

    December 17, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    I featured this myself a couple of weeks ago 😀 Great pick! WoW

  5. Molly Mortensen

    December 17, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    That cover is really pretty. I like her powers too, reminds me a bit of Rogue from the X-men, only deadlier.

  6. Alessandra P.

    December 17, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    LOVE the cover!!

  7. Eileen @ BookCatPin

    December 17, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Love the colours on that cover!! This sounds really good and I hope you love it when you read it 😀

  8. The Cover Contessa

    December 17, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Have heard good things about this one. I love the cover! Awesome pick! My WOW

    • giselle

      December 17, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      I haven’t heard much about it, but yeah that’s so great that you said it’s going to be good!

  9. Cali W.

    December 17, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    I will be waiting for this too. I love the cover. 😉

    • giselle

      December 17, 2014 at 3:02 PM

      Isn’t it so different?? AHH can’t wait to see it in person

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