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The Sin Eater's Daughter di [Salisbury, Melinda]
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Deliciously dark, high-concept fantasy. I read it in two breathless sittings. --Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

Salisbury has created a complex world peopled by vivid characters to deliver a novel that has it all: betrayal, romance, politics, danger and a series of twists that will leave you breathless. --The Mail on Sunday

Salisbury has a talent for worldbuilding, populating her world with shiver-inducing legends, original customs, and political and religious debates. --Publisher's Weekly


Twylla has a gift - or a curse. She can kill with a single touch. Now she's the court executioner, compelled to do the queen's bidding - and marry the prince. But when she meets a rebellious guard, Twylla starts to question everything she's been told...

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  • Editore: Scholastic Fiction; 1 edizione (5 febbraio 2015)
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2.0 su 5 stelle Promising set up, but disappointing 6 aprile 2015
Di Rachel @ Paper Cuts blog - Pubblicato su
Formato: Copertina rigida Acquisto verificato
Sigh. I so wanted to love The Sin Eater's Daugher. I've been excited about it for months, reading rave reviews and drooling at the cover. But, in this case, my wish did not come true.

There are really quite a few things that grated on my nerves the whole way through, the biggest being that nothing happens for a huge portion of the book. And I mean nothing. Twylla sits in her room (she's stuck there because she only has one guard, as one has fallen ill and no one wants to guard the girl who could kill them with one touch) and passes the time praying, sewing, and talking to Leif. Pages and pages of what I figure is supposed to be their relationship developing, but... Not really. It's so boring. If there were substantial character development, I'd have been entertained--that's like crack to me, y'all--but there's not. Twylla wishes she could leave and tells herself she shouldn't like her guard so much. That's it.

I also found the queen, the villain, to be terribly cliched and boring. I love the idea that the royal family is inbred because of their desire for blood purity--so the queen is crazy, obviously. Fine. Good. I just think, though, that it's done in an obvious way and without any nuance to it. Twylla is stupid ever to believe a word that comes out of her mouth, but she has--and does--even as the queen is obviously out to get her own way at any cost.

What saved the book, at least sort of, is the fascinating worldbuilding. From the first pages, I wanted to know everything about the world. From the Daunen embodied to sin eating to the story of the Sleeping Prince, I loved every bit. Give me a book filled with the fairy tales of the world and a handbook on what each food stands for in sin eating and I'd have been way more entertained than for most of this story.

Luckily, the plot does pick up (finally, around 60 percent) and makes the ending of The Sin Eater's Daughter go by very quickly and, largely, interestingly, though the twists are rather obvious. It helped, but it couldn't save the book for me. In the end, I was pretty disappointed by The Sin Eater's Daughter, and it kind of broke my heart.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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2.0 su 5 stelle Disappointed 1 marzo 2015
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
This book could have been so good. It had every potential; an interesting mythology, distinct characters and power dynamics. But it couldn't put all the pieces together. The pacing was all wrong and boring. Nothing happened for the majority of the book. Everything important was crammed right at the end. But everything that was supposed to be important, everything that was built up; the sin eating and the sleeping Prince didn't really even connect to the story. It would have ended the exact same way if neither of those elements were introduced.

And then there's the matter of tells herself who could have been such an interesting, multi faceted character was dull and irritating. She was constantly defining herself by others opinions. Even the title undermines her character, even more so since sin eating was only a peripheral irrelevant bit of world building that did nothing to serve the plot.

But then again, maybe this is just the beginning. The ending was open ended enough and there are definitely loose ends to tie up. I hope that if there is a second or third book that Salisbury is able to pull everything together. All the pieces are there, it's just a matter of fitting them all together.
3.0 su 5 stelle I want to say that I listened to the audiobook and absolutely loved the performance by Amy Shiels 10 agosto 2016
Di Amy K. - Pubblicato su
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
First off, I want to say that I listened to the audiobook and absolutely loved the performance by Amy Shiels. She has the perfect voice for high fantasy and I will gladly listen to the sequel of this novel--and any other she might narrate--because I loved her performance that much.

I feel like I say this a lot in my reviews, but I really don't know how I feel about this book. I really, really enjoyed the world building, and I like Twylla for the first 25% of the book. I was rooting for her and Merek. I wanted them to each play their part, end up happily together, and rule in prosperity for a long time.

Then Leif happened.

He came in and ruined it all. At first, I rolled my eyes and was annoyed at yet another love triangle. Why does there always have to be a love triangle? Why does it seem that every novel about a teenage girl going through strife involves a love triangle? I know love is one of those things that teenage girls worry most about, but it's annoying. I have some other fantasy books lined up that I hope to hope don't have a love triangle, because I'm about to give up completely on YA fantasy.

Anyway, I was so irritated about the Twylla/Merek/Leif triangle that the twists in the final chapters caught me completely by surprise. Salisbury gets major, major credit from me for weaving everything together perfectly and for throwing me off completely with the romantic drama. I found myself grinning like a fool for the last hour of the book. If you find yourself getting bored reading, I can tell you that the last chapters certainly make up for the negatives within the story.

The villain is one of those rare villains I love to hate. Their villainy isn't outright--it truly fits in with the fantasy world because it's all behind-the-scenes scheming, which is perfect for a novel that takes place in a fantasy court. Scheming is how the best villainy is achieved, and if I find myself absolutely loathing the villain at the end of a book (like, torture them, kill them slowly, burn their body, piss on their ashes loathing), then the author has done their job well.

THAT SAID: I HATE the epilogue of this book. It's a cliffhanger. I hate cliffhangers. I don't know if the cliffhanger will ultimately be resolved in the following book or if this series is going to be like the Lunar Chronicles, where each new book focuses on a new character until the final book, where everyone's stories are woven together. I've started the next book in the series, and so far, I feel like only one thing from the first novel has been resolved, but then again, I'm only 20 minutes into it.

I can't give this book any more than 3 stars, because certain aspects made me really frustrated, but I can't give it any less because other aspects make me cackle with glee.
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3.0 su 5 stelle An interesting concept, unfortunately didn't hold my attention 14 aprile 2015
Di Amy - Pubblicato su
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
Originally posted at Vampire Book Club

Twylla has been blessed by the Gods, but with that blessing comes a high price. Her skin is infused with poison. While Twylla herself is immune to the poison, anyone who touches her will die. Twylla is known as the Daunen Embodied, and she is used as an executioner for traitors. She does her job for her people, for the kingdom of Lormere.

To say that people fear Twylla is an understatement. Despite people not being able to touch her you never know what someone might do in vengeance for a family member whose death is on Twylla’s hands. So she’s assigned two guards for protection, but she has problems keeping them around. Apparently the task of protecting a bringer of death does not sit well with many. When new guard Lief is assigned to Twylla, she finds that he’s apparently not afraid of what her touch might bring. As he gets closer to her, Twylla begins to wonder if she could ever be anything other than the Daunen Embodied.

The concept of The Sin Eater’s Daughter was very interesting. The idea of this common girl basically advancing to the life of a princess, betrothed to a prince, but unable to touch anyone not blessed by the divine (which pretty much excludes everyone except the King, Queen, and Prince) truly sounds promising.

Anytime I read a story involving “court intrigue” I’m on high alert looking for characters’ ulterior motives and secrets. Sin Eater only backs up my theory. And sitting right in the middle of it all is Twylla, our narrator.

I don’t know that I would call her an unreliable narrator—maybe naïve? She left an unhappy home with a not-so-bright future of being the next Sin Eater in her mother’s stead to go to the palace where she’s elevated to divine status and given beautiful things. I cannot fault her for trying to make a better life for herself. In both places her future is seemingly set in stone, so she prepares herself accordingly for those futures to come to fruition.

The Queen, who we can safely say is a controlling bitch, uses any means necessary to assert her authority and definitely uses Twylla’s loneliness to her advantage. When Sin Eater begins it’s very clear that Twylla has no more illusions about the Queen, and definitely doesn’t buy into her “it’s for the good of the people” shtick. But the part that frustrates me the most is even after all the lies and deceptions come to light Twylla looks at her circumstances as her lot in life and does nothing to willingly change them. Granted, having all your beliefs in your Gods called into question would throw anyone for a loop, but I think I just wanted so much more for Twylla than she was allowed to want for herself. The more she remained stagnate, the less sympathy I had for her situation.

The twists and turns thrown in did little to elevate the story. By the time one of the bigger twists is revealed at the end, it was a “too little, too late” situation. No one was able to redeem or condemn themselves by this point and I had to backtrack about all my initial feelings. This is a rare occasion where I didn’t want the heroine to choose either suitor. The Sin Eater’s Daughter is supposed to be the first in the series, but I would have liked a little more closure. As it stands, I will more than likely not be reading the next book.
3.0 su 5 stelle Not a bad debut novel. Needs some work. 11 marzo 2015
Di Frogsong - Pubblicato su
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
Although the story had potential, I felt that it fell short in many areas. There was virtually no world building at all. Character development wasn't that strong. There wasn't much in the way of suspense, and the book ended..well, it just ended, and I didn't feel any sense of closure at all.
I didn't feel like I got to know any of the characters other than Twylla, and then it wasn't much. Nobody had a personality in the book. Not even the evil queen.

This is the authors debut novel and it's a fairly decent start. The author needs to practice on her world building skills and character development. Let me see where and how these people live. Give the characters strong distinct personalities. I'm not sure what to think of Publisher's weekly's review. It was the total opposite of what I read. But at least the editing was good.
If this book has a sequel, I would probably read it just to see if the author improves and the story along with her.
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