08 December 2016

Eigth Day of Christmas

On the eighth day of Christmas, Cora gave to me...
🎄A signed copy of The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury🎄
Don't you just love bookish events? I picked this beauty up at Seven Stories, where Melinda Salisbury and Leigh Bardugo were talking all things fantasy and magic and girl power. And also Harry Potter, because 90% millennials are in love with it still. During this talk, the marvellous Melinda talked about how TSD was a bit of a retelling and that got me thinking...

Sixteen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But 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.
As the 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.
But 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?


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