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Top Five Things About Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

Title: Sleeping Prince (The Sin-Eater’s Daughter #2)
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Publisher: Scholastic
Published: 4th February 2016
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source:: Review Copy
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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.

Melinda’s Writing

Honestly, I am so in love with Mel’s writing. There’s something just so wonderfully perfect about it. I could get lost in her words for days on end – and I did with The Sleeping Prince. She creates images so easily in my head and I just love the way she describes the fantasy world she’s written. Plus she writes wonderful characters that are all unique and wonderful. A very talented writer, in my opinion!

Errin and Silas

Two new characters are introduced in this book and I love them both. I thought Errin was such a strong character. She has a lot on her shoulders but she doesn’t let that get in the way of what she needs to do. She’s family orientated, loyal and protective. Then there’s Silas who is just such an intriguing character. He may not be my favourite character of the series but he’s definitely an interesting one to read about!

Emotions Everywhere

Melinda has this talent for ripping the hearts out of those who read her work. (Perhaps she likes to eat them like her villain, The Sleeping Prince?) There were many moments in this book that had me gasping from all the emotions running through me. When you love the characters in the story and those characters are put through the worst, it’s had not to feel emotionally destroyed.

The Sleeping Prince

What a villain! I really like how Melinda has written The Sleeping Prince. I love how callous and vindictive he is. How he treats humans like puppets in his own little play. It’s such a scary thing to think about actually happening but it also just works so well with the book. While I never exactly love villains, I think The Sleeping Prince is the perfect villain and that makes me very much like him – do you know what I mean? Like I don’t like him, but I do like him.

That Ending!

Just as with the ending of her first book, Melinda has left the ending of this book in a way that has you begging for more. It’s more than just a cliffhanger. It’s a whole new aspect of the plot coming to light, and I, for one, have to know how this story will end. I am also very curious as to who will be the narrator of the next book. But whoever it is, I am still very sure that I have to have the next book in my hands very soon!

** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **


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