Monday, 17 April 2017

Book Review: The Scarecrow Queen [The Sin Eater's Daughter #3] by Melinda Salisbury

Title: The Scarecrow Queen
Author: Melinda Salisbury
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Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Series: The Sin Eater's Daughter #3
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 2nd March 2017
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
The final battle is coming . . .

As the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the ragged band of rebels trying desperately to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated, and running out of time. The final battle is coming, and Aurek will stop at nothing to keep the throne forever . . .

Explosive, rich and darkly addictive, this is the stunning conclusion to Mel Salisbury's internationally best-selling trilogy that began with The Sin Eater's Daughter.
My Thoughts
The Scarecrow Queen has been a book I have been desperate to read for what feels like forever. The wait to find out what happen for Twylla and Errin has to have been the longest wait in the world...but it was so worth it.

The Scarecrow Queen tells us a story in three parts, the first part we spend time with Twylla as she travels through villages, and countryside, looking for friends, looking for aid, and a way to stop Aurek once and for all. Her journey is a perilous one and she is met with the enemy, and people trying to get rich quick. But she persists in her quest, determined to fight to the end and die trying. She has little belief and faith in herself, and has no idea how she is meant to come up against Aurek and win.
We are also taken to Errin, who is being held captive by Aurek and under his control, forcing her to do anything he wants and demands. But she also has an ally who is doing all he can to keep Errin safe whilst trying to plan an escape. The third part sees the two stories combined and we follow the progress of the story towards the finale, the chance to finally kill Aurek, or die trying.

The Scarecrow Queen is the best of both worlds mixed together. I loved getting to see old faces as well as meeting some new ones and taking this journey with two resilient, strong women. Seeing them build any army, a resistance against Aurek, helping whomever they can, and willing to sacrifice thier future for a better future for all.

Melinda has done a fantastic job of creating this world and these characters and letting us to fall head over heels in love with it all, and even though it is the end, I'm sure we are all very unwilling to leave. There is nothing about this series that I dislike....even the bad guy is likable in his own twisted way.

Final Verdict
The Scarecrow Queen is a book to end it all. It takes this series out with a bang, and I know for a fact if we were lucky enough to have a possible future book, I would not hesitate to pick it up.

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