Can we all just take a moment to awe over this gorgeous cover?
The cover for The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury is one of the prettiest I’ve seen! I love the rich reds and blues and the potion bottle is just stunning with the gold gilding along the edges. I’m guilty of judging books for their covers (not entirely, but aesthetic is important), and I think this one is just divine.
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 love books that come down to do-or-die conundrums and hopefully there’s a lot of jaw-dropping moments. So far, The Sin Eater’s daughter has received a lot of positive reviews from advanced readers, so I’m excited to see for myself just how everything turns out.
The Sin-Eater’s Daughter releases February 24, 2015.