January 2015 Book Reviews



Melinda Salisbury

The title and the cover drew me in at first. I was interested to find out what a Sin Eater was. Already fairly certain it was something I wanted to read, I went on to see the description—kill with a single touch, executioner, doomed love. Gimme!

Twylla brings both hope and fear to the kingdom of Lormere. Used by the queen as a symbol and an executioner, Twylla is believed to be the daughter of Gods—a Goddess, Daunen Embodied. Poison runs in her veins. Her touch kills. She is invaluable to the kingdom. And she is set to marry the prince.But the queen is cunning, the prince is distant, no one but the new guard has gained Twylla’s trust, and secrets, lies and betrayal bubble beneath the surface.

With masterful world-building and a fascinating cast comes an astonishing fantasy debut and the start of an exciting new series. Given the way things were left, the next book promises to be just as brilliant. Deliciously dark with shocker twists, THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER joins my ‘recommend to everyone!’ list. Superb!


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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

7 Days by Eve Ainsworth