Series: The Sin Eater's Daughter

The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury [Review]

Posted September 27, 2016 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments

The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury [Review]The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury
Series: The Sin Eater's Daughter #2
Published by Scholastic Press on May 31st 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Series Rating: four-stars
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Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater's Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more.
Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.
When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won't reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.

My Thoughts

You know you’re desperate for a book when you pay for shipping just to get the UK version before the US edition is released. Which is exactly what I did for this book. And it was worth it. I loved The Sin Eater’s Daughter and devoured it in one day, but I never fully connected with Twylla. The tables turned in this novel. I adored Errin. She was relatable and hardworking. I loved her character. And don’t get me started on Silas. Mysterious and secretive love interests always manage to put me in a tizzy.

As with The Sin Eater’s Daughter, this book has so many plot twists and surprises that I was kept on my toes. Plus, the Sleeping Prince is super creepy and super twisted. He makes for the perfect villain, who will probably only get more terrifying in the next book.

There’s still so many questions to be answered in this series, and the ending of this book killed me. I’m chomping at the bit to find out what happens next. And, if I’m being honest, I’ll probably happily shell out the cash to ship myself the UK edition again. The Scarecrow Queen, get here soon please. I need you.