A Day in the Life of Melinda Salisbury + Giveaway

Today I am here today with a post for the YAShot Blog tour. YAShot is one-day YA and MG festival taking place in Uxbridge on the 28th October of this year. YA Shot is going to be launching a year-long programme of free author visits to libraries across Hillingdon. The event will have 69 authors who will be doing many panels, talks, workshops and signings all day long. As part of the blog tour, I have teamed up with one of the authors who will be attending YAShot and that is Melinda Salisbury. Melinda Salisbury wrote The Sin Eater’s Daughter which is one of my favourite books of this year and the sequel to it comes out early next year. Today, she’s here to share with you her typical day. Stay until the end of the post as there will be a giveaway for a copy of The Sin Eater’s Daughter.

Top Five UKYA books

Today is UKYA Day! UKYA Day is an internet based campaign run by Lucy from Queen of Contemporary and the goal of the day is to spread the love for UKYA and get people talking about it. Lucy asked bloggers and booktubers to help out by making a post all about the topic of UKYA so I decided that today I would share with you my top 5 UKYA books. This was a difficult list to compile but since I’ve only started reading UKYA this year, I didn’t have as much choice as I imagined others did. This list will go from 5 to 1 with one being my most favourite UKYA read.

Incomplete Series: Part 1

A week ago today, I posted part 1 of completed series and then on Monday, I posted part 2. This week, I thought I’d do the same thing but with my incomplete series instead. This list consists of series where I haven’t read the rest of the books and the main reason is because the rest of them aren’t out yet.This list is in no particular order. Without further ado, let’s get on to the list.

Top Ten All Time Favourite Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a Weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

This topic is so hard because as you probably already know, I have many favourite books! It was really hard to narrow it down to just 10 and I know that I’ll probably kick myself for not including a certain book but I got it down to 10 somehow.

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

sin eaterGenre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 336
Publisher: Scholastic
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Rating: 5 stars
Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Depository
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Blurb:
Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.

She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?