Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

The Sin Eater's Daughter
by Melinda Salisbury

hitting shelves February 24th, 2015
from Scholastic Press

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?

My thoughts:  That coverrrrrr. I admit it, I wanted to read this before I got a good look at the synopsis. Because it's gorgeous. Love all the blues and greens and striking red. And then it caught me with its dark fairy-tale-sounding solitary world of a girl with a touch of death. Yes, this sounds like my kind of thing.


  1. I nearly chose this for my WoW this week but then I thought there's still so much time to wait. Love the synopsis and the covers is... stunning *-*. Can't wait to get my hands on this one.
    Amazing pick. :)
    Here's mine: http://reading-is-dreaming-with-open-eyes.blogspot.hu/2014/08/waiting-on-wednesday-11-ashes-to-ashes.html

  2. Jennifer MesserschmidtAugust 26, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    First thing I thought when I scrolled down as also COVER! LOL But sounds awesome too with her deadly touch and engagement to the prince but in love with a new guard and the queen with her evil plan! All kinds of badassness! LOL

    My WOW

  3. Nice pick. I found this a few weeks back and am totally excited about it, too. =)
    My WoW

  4. ChristinaBookAddictAugust 27, 2014 at 4:37 AM

    Wow- this sounds really unique and incredible since the main character is the castle's executioner... That cover is extremely eye-catching too. I am definitely going to add it to my TBR list. Great pick!

  5. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsAugust 27, 2014 at 4:44 AM

    It is gorgeous! Sounds pretty unique too. :)

    Here's mine

    @ StudioReads

  6. This cover is interesting! Adding this to the TBR!

  7. Seriously great cover and the synopsis sounds so unique :)

  8. Why have I not heard of this yet. Tnx so much for sharing. I'm in the mood for a high fantasy book.


  9. Liz @ Planet PrintAugust 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Ooh I am loving the sound of this! And that cover! One of my favourites of the year. Definitely adding this to my to-read list. Great pick.

  10. Hahaha. I looove that cover!! That first paragraph of the synopsis HAD me, oh my gosh. Great pick Becky!

  11. Ohhh. That is an awesome cover :D So pretty. <3 Sounds like a good book too. I hope you will love it sweetie :D Thank you for sharing about it. <3 And ohh. I love the summary too :D But oh. Please. Don't let it grow into a love triangle :(