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Publisher's Summary

A startling, seductive, deliciously dark debut that will shatter your definition of YA fantasy.
Sixteen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. 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.
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.
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?
©2015 Melinda Salisbury (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ka on 05-05-15

good, bad, then good

The story started off great, somewhere in the middle it became boring and not so interesting. But it started picking up again near the end with a nice twist to make up for the boring middle part. Overall It's a good book and I'm looking forward to the second book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 05-28-15

Fantastic Narration

Would you listen to The Sin Eater's Daughter again? Why?

Yes, the narrator's lilting accent makes you want to listen to the so-so story over and over. She also does a fantastic job with the male characters (one of the best female - male narrators I've heard since I started listening to books).

What about Amy Shiels’s performance did you like?


Any additional comments?

Looking forward to a sequel. Curious to see if and how the characters develop as they grow from their experiences.

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19 of 22 people found this review helpful

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