The Sin Eater’s Daughter
by Melinda Salsbury
I’ll admit that I’ve been intrigued with The Sin Eater’s Daughter since the cover first start floating around a couple years ago. I read some mixed reviews and held off on obtaining a copy. Luckily enough SYNC offered it this past summer and I actually remembered to download it before the week was out.
I was mesmerized by The Sin Eater’s Daughter. The narration, the world and the religious beliefs of the world had me entranced. I wanted to know more about this sin eating business. I wanted to see it action. Basically, I wanted to hear more about food and how it represented different sins. I was fascinated by the story of the soured cream.
Outside of the world building elements in The Sin Eater’s Daughter, the story was fairly predictable. A special snowflake stuck in a love triangle that leads to a revolution. But the world that the characters existed in and the connection to a creepy fairy tale kept me listening until the book was finished.
I’m not entirely certain I will continue with the series. The book had a satisfying ending and I don’t necessarily feel the need to read at the other books. However, if I found the other books in series with a good deal attached I might consider returning to Lormere.
Just word of caution to other bloggers: I would hesitate to tag this author in reviews based on two negative tweets I received from her on this positive review and subsequently being blocked.
The Quick Book Review
The Sin Eater’s DaughterAuthor: Melinda Salisbury
Narrator: Amy Shiels
Published on: February 24, 2015
Length: 9 hours and 3 minutes
Series: The Sin Eater’s Daughter #1
Genres: fantasy, young adult, audiobook
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My Rating: Thumbs Up