The Scarecrow Queen
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, ...more
“I'm tired of taking people's sins on myself.
I'm tired of running away from everything.”
•I loved The Sin Eater's Daughter and crazily enjoyed The Sleeping Prince. I was dead sure The Scarecrow Queen was going to be a huge triumph. I had no precise expectations regarding what exactly was going to happen, only this general conviction that whatever it would be, it would be on point. Instead, funnily, what this book did was precisely to destroy my certainty: with every page I turned, it was like ...more
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
What is it about the anticipated last books of the series that let me down lately: first A Conjuring of Light, then The Ship Beyond Time, and now this one. Sure, I gave all three high ratings (though this one is rounded to 3 after much consideration), but I was faaaar from being satisfied with them.
The Sin eater's daughter was an unexpected surprise for me back in October; maybe because I didn't wait anything at all from the book, I was so pleasantly surprised by it. The
We pick right off where the last book ended. Errin got abducted by the Sleeping Prince who had help from her brother Lief. Silas was abducted too and only Twylla, Nia and Sister Hope are left to find a way to kill Aurek once and for all.
In the entire book we are preparing ourselves for the upcoming battle only to have it last about 5 minutes.
We get a few chapters about Errin and her abuse in the Palace and h ...more
I have no idea what to say. Everything is spoilery. But I'll say this : THE SCARECROW QUEEN was kickass and awful and wonderful and I cried over things I didn't expect would hurt me and I'm really happy about the ending.
That's probably as good as it's going to get here. ...more
"In every fairy tale there is a kernel of truth, and that is the truth of this one. For him, I am poison. I am his death. And I will deliver."
Actual rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
I am so happy with this ending! Seriously, the ending of this book was probably the best YA series ending I've read in a long, long time.
In truth this whole book was enjoyable. It truly portrays the way the land (the whole of it) is under siege from Aurek, how cruel he is and how far he is willing to go to stay in power ...more
I liked how it ended especially what happened to Leif. Not to mention the very last page which just made me love this series so much more.
This is probably the only series where switching between characters every other chapter or so wasn´t annoying. Mostly because she didn´t have a cliff hanger every chapter, which was great!
Switching between the POV's we got to know - Twylla and Errin - you're immersed in the story entirely. The moment you start wondering what the other party's up to, POV's are switched and your questions answered.
The pace felt better to me as well. There were some slow parts, but all in all this novel had the pace I was missing desperately in the previous book.
No regrets reading this series!
4 / 5 ...more
I don't quite know what I expected to happen, but nothing does.
I feel like the story deserved a bit more. It felt rushed and without a meaning, the characters were talking all the time about things that had nothing to do with the main plot and they were wasting time day dreaming. Also, it was really annoying to see how Twylla was getting all her ideas and fantastic plans just starring into the distance. No brainstorming, to t ...more
1) Plot twists up to the end...somewhat.
2) Lief. You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
3) Aurek. Convincing villain.
1) Couldn't care less for Twylla or her Rising Dawn Rebellion, which was what most of the book focused on.
2) Not enough Errin, Silas, or Merek.
3) Terrible treatment of Silas's character. Do we basically not get more than ten words from him?
I enjoyed this final book way more than Sin Eater's Daughter, but less than The Sleeping Prince.
There was also way more Twylla than Errin. And to my great sadness, Silas was only in two shortest scenes ever.
While Twylla will never be among my favourite characters, she did get better in the last part of this book (though the Rising Dawn thing felt a bi ...more
I really could not stand Twylla. She was so annoying and childish. Even when she
-out of nowhere-become this great leader. And I hate how selfish she is. All she wants is the glory of victory, not what the victory holds. Merek was only slightly better. He was stupid for a person raised to be king. Honestly, Leif was the only character I 100% enjoyed to read. Errin and Salis, I felt, were insignificant. The series stared with Twylla and I felt the author wanted to end with her story. Bu ...more
8.5 out of 10
It could be 10-star-read, but fucking Twylla screwed it all. Why only a few chapters from Errin's POV and tones of Twyllas ugly thoughts. I grew on her a little in the Sleeping Prince, I was wrong. She such an annoying brat, I can't even! I said, I want, I need, I rule, if not you all betray me! Go die. I also rolled my eyes at the attempt to (view spoiler)[clear Lief's reputation. He and Twylla are the worse part of this really good series (hide spoiler)].
The writing was brill ...more
This was okay. Some parts were better than others, but a lot of this was boring and depressing. Especially watching Errin being manipulated and manhandled by the Sleeping Prince. The ending had a bunch of action thrown together really quickly that it felt a bit out of place. And I still have questions about some of the characters after the end. I wish there had been an epilogue. This one didn't surprise me as much as the first two, it felt like the world was not as incredible it had been th ...more
I did enjoy this series but I didn't love it. I never really felt connected to any of the characters, and although I enjoyed the plot, it was a bit predictable. (view spoiler)[ Also, I'm really bitter about how Lief turned out and I felt his motivations needed to be explained much better (hide spoiler)]. Overall a good series but I don't think I would read it again. ...more
When you find a series you really love, you become incredibly attached to the characters. You root for them, you hope they succeed, that everything will work out for them. When the conclusion for that series gets announced, a certain amount of trepidation comes along with it. What if the ending doesn’t do the series justice? What if all those questions you have aren’t answered? What if you’re left feeling unsatisfied?
Well, let me dispel your ...more
Mild spoilers ahead!
Everything happened exactly as I expected it would, and not in a good way. Twylla was every bit as dull and infuriating as she was in the first book. The Errin I loved in Sleeping Prince was nowhere to be found. Silas was literally absent from the whole book until the last 10 pages. Merek's infatuation with Twylla was both unfathomable and annoying. At the end of Sleeping Prince I had hopes for Lief, but that final attempt at redemption complrtely ruined ...more
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 e ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
The Scarecrow Queen is the third and final installment in author Melinda Salisbury's The Sin Eater's Daughter Trilogy. This story picks up right where The Sleeping Prince left off. This is a different sort of story. The author intermingles narratives between Twylla, and Errin. Twylla, who survived the brutal attack on the Conclave by the Sleeping Prince gets the first part of the story, while Errin, who finds herself at the merc ...more
The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1 ★★★★★
The Sleeping Prince, #2 ★★★★☆
The Scarecrow Queen, #3 ★★★★☆ ...more
The story is told from twin point of view and they are that of Errin and Twyl ...more
The Scarecrow Queen picks up exactly just after where we left off in The Sleeping Prince. Are we eased into the story line? No. We are thrown straight into ...more
Okay spoilers abound for the previous two from here on out.
I don’t think any of us were prepared for this book. In The Scarecrow Queen, Salisbury’s writing shifts into full gear, giving us a rip roaring ...more
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“Sure of what?”
“Of me. Of who I am. Of what I’m here for. When will I know?”
“Never. You never will. No matter what happens. You will always have those moments of doubt and you will always make mistakes.”
I’m tired of running away from everything.
I want to be like Errin. Like Nia. Like Sister Hope. I want to be the girl who fought a golem, the girl who slammed her hands on a table and told a room full of powerful women that I was going to fight, and to hell with them.
I survived the court of Lormere. I survived the journey to Scarron. I survived the Sleeping Prince’s raid on the Conclave. I am a survivor.”