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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (69): The Sin Eater's Daughter

 
The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
Release Date: February 24, 2015
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21936988-the-sin-eater-s-daughter
Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.
        She’s the executioner.
        As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.
        But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy 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 Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.
        However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

I'm a little bit worried about the love triangle here, and this book's premise reminds of the back of the Shatter Me series, but the idea that the main character is literally the embodiment of a goddess and a death goddess at that seems like it's going to be interesting.  What will be her perspective on death? Will she have become desensitized to it, or she a mopey goth looming around the castle? Again, I'm a little worried about the love triangle, but The Sin Eater's Daughter seems like it's going to be an interesting read and I can't wait to read it.