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The Scarecrow Queen (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #3)

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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,
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 31st 2017 by Scholastic Press (first published March 2nd 2017)
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Simona Bartolotta
3.5

“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
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Candace Robinson
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! This was the perfect end to this series! I only wish that Silas would have been in the book more. I loved reading from both Twylla and Erinn's point of views! Plus Aurek is one if the best villains ever!! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20...
Nastassja

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

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Patricia Crowther
Genuinely just love everything about this whole series. It's so underrated!!
Elena Salvatore
This wasn't the best last book in a series I have ever read but neither was it the worst.
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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.
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We get a few chapters about Errin and her abuse in the Palace and h
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Stacee
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
This was one hell of an ending. I loved everything about it, especially the last couple of chapters.

Perhaps I'll write a better review once I've had time to digest it.
Hollis
Hello. I am a hot mess of emotions.

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.
Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
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"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.
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Katrin D
I don't know what I'll do without the awesomeness this series is...
Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
Best book of the series! Loved seeing all the characters come together and fight evil, and I was really pleased at the trajectories of character relationships.
Maggie ☘ (Reader in Wonderland)
“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.”

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 bit
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Minni Mouse
I mean sure...but I mainly skimmed this for Errin's narratives. And where was Silas at?

THE GOOD
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.

THE BAD
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?

F
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Tamara
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
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
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Andrea
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
3.5/5

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
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Lucy
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

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). Overall a good series but I don't think I would read it again.
Betelgeuse
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: why-oh-why
Argh. I don't even know where to start. This wasn't for me.

I don't quite know what I expected to happen, but nothing does.
- Twylla


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
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Yoda
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Melinda Salisbury, thank you for not destroying this with a shitty ending!
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 wasnt annoying. Mostly because she didnt have a cliff hanger every chapter, which was great!
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Nicole Sweeney
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Review originally posted on The Bibliophile Chronicles.

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
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Catherine Doyle
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Epic.
Kate Ormand
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five stars aren't enough!
Michelle (Much Loved Books)
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 e
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Shelley
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4

*Thoughts*

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
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Christina Kneidel
This was a great ending to a great series and I HIGHLY recommend it!! I loved the story arc of all the characters and I think it had a really nice resolution. I also think that this series could have easily been 4 books. I just loved the world the author created in these books and wanted MORE! Also a plus, the "kind of love triangle" was easily and naturally resolved as well.
Marie the Librarian
This was a solid ending to a solid fantasy-series! I love how much Twylla has grown, and all the characters really. Its an epic and good paced ending to a trilogy.
Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws
I had read The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince one after the other in quick succession and had quite enjoyed the series thus far. But I picked up The Scarecrow Queen after a bit of a gap and with great apprehension. What if the series isn’t what I remember it like? Or what if the third and final instalment doesn’t live up to the rest of the books? I started reading this book with these questions on my mind.

The story is told from twin point of view and they are that of Errin and Twyl
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Lizzie (Littlehux) Huxley-Jones
Hold up, this is the final book in a trilogy! If you haven’t read The Sin Eater’s Daughter or The Sleeping Prince, check out their reviews first as this will contain spoilers for them both. But let me say while you are here, this is one of my all-time favourite series. Not just of YA. Of anything.

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
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
Feb 24, 2017 marked it as zzzzz
Shelves: coverporn
considering my friends' current "meh" reviews on this, and the fact that I already enjoyed books one and two only three-star level, I don't know if I'm actually going to read it. I wish I'd picked this up earlier this year when I was still enthused :(

October 2017 wow I love to suffer
mylibraryofdreams
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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Das Finale der Goddess of Poison Reihe!

Wird es Twylla und Errin gelingen den schlafenden Prinzen zu besiegen?



Persönliche Meinung

Unglücklicherweise wird die Reihe nicht mehr fertig Übersetzt, darum habe ich zur englischen Ausgabe gegriffen. Unglücklicherweise hatte ich auch kaum mehr in Erinnerung wie Band zwei aufgehört hat. Das hat mir den Einstieg total erschwert. Zum Glück habe ich es mit Sofi gelesen, sodass wir einiges wieder rekonstruieren konnten. Nach ein paar Kapiteln war ich wied
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Jane
Yet again, I expected more from this book with this gorgeous cover, but I guess that's too much to want when one of the heroines is just plain idiotic and the second one is being controlled by a sadist.

Oh wait. There should have been something awesome with the second one, yes? But noooo, Errin was just plain useless most of the time, BUT she was more useful than Twylla, because she had her apothecary skills. Although her POV was kind of pointless because she achieved little beside showcasing how
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Melinda Salisbury lives by the sea, somewhere in the south of England. As a child she genuinely thought Roald Dahl’s Matilda was her biography, in part helped by her grandfather often mistakenly calling her Matilda, and the local library having a pretty cavalier attitude to the books she borrowed. Sadly she never manifested telekinetic powers. She likes to travel, and have adventures. She also lik ...more
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“When will I be sure?”
“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.”
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“I’m tired of taking people’s sins on myself.
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.
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