• All packing has been done, I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything but we’ll soon see😂
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Now for a nice relax with my favourite person tonight💕
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There’s a new post up for the Needlemouse blog tour too (Link in bio✌🏻)
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There should be plenty more posts going up whilst I’m away 🙊
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  • Another lovely weekend passes by. This one filled with Lego building, food and watching the new series of Stranger Things💕
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I adore Steve. He’s such a sweetheart.
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Tonight I’m curling up with my next read and tomorrow I’m being cooked for- I know, very lucky🙊
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There’s a new post up all about my last read as part of the Blog Tour!
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What’s your favourite thing to cook?
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  • Just under a week till holiday number one begins and I’m starting to look at what I’m taking with me 🙊
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This little red number is definitely coming!💃🏻
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After a tiring day I’m spending the evening on the couch with a book and wine...definitely need wine😂
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Question: are you a super prepared packer orrr are you a throw it all in the morning you go kinda person? 🤔
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  • So June was an amazing reading month! And a pretty great month in general.
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I went away with my favourite person, went to some bookish events and ate a lot of wonderful food💕
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And we finally got sun! What’s your go to ‘summer read’?
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The full wrap up is on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) and there’s also a little fun post about some books I think Hufflepuffs would enjoy💛
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  • I spent all last night and all this morning binge watching The Dragon Prince after seeing @bookswithchloe recommend it. All I can say is I need season three😍
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The rest of today will be spent photo taking in prep for going on holiday!
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I finally have a TBR for it too...and I’m going to work on one for the NEWTS read-a-thon👏🏻
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot June Broody Banter box now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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It’s my favourite box to date!
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Have you ever used any bookish sub boxes? Is there another I need to try?
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  • #AD - Gifted
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I’m having a much needed day of rest today!
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Hay fever is no joke but at the same time sooo ridiculous. I mean I’m allergic to grass and trees when you think about it😂
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Tomorrow I have a full day of post writing planned until my favourite person gets home💕
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There’s another new review up of Once & Future up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Spoiler - I loved it.
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  • #AD - Gifted
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In full holiday prep mode but I cannot for the life of me pick what books to take!
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I have a few ideas and two holidays...help!
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I’m also going to try and do ARC August this year. Wish me luck🤞🏻
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There’s also a review of this amazing book up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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My Dark Vanessa is now an all time favourite of mine and is due to be published in 2020!🙊
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  • I said there were a lot of reviews currently up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I adored The Star-Touched Queen. It was magical, dark and full of the most beautiful writing😍
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  • I had a wonderful evening with my favourite families eating so much amazing food and drinking all of the gin💕
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Seriously, I mean all the gin😂
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There’s a fair few reviews up on my blog at the moment (link in bio✌🏻)
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One of which is for The Man with the Twisted Lip by Arthur Conan Doyle - what a fab little story!
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  • After a lovely little night out eating lots of cheese, drinking and even ending up in a pub quiz I’m now I’m my lazy clothes having laptop time💕
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Alllll the prep is being done for before I go on holiday😂
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There’s a new review up of Norroway Volume One (Link in my bio✌🏻)
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#bookstagrammer #bookstagram #bloggersofinstagram #bookish #bookblogger #blogger #bookworm #graphicnovels #comics #bookshelf #bookaholic #datenight
  • #AD - Gifted
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I’ve spent most of my night binge watching Titans. I think I’ve found a new favourite show😍
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It’s everything I love about the Titans but soooo much darker!
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There’s also a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I didn’t think I could get so emotional over a children’s book😂
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Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury

September 8, 2017

The Scarecrow Queen is the third and final instalment of The Sin Eater's Daughter trilogy. A YA fantasy series filled with poison, political intrigue and power struggles. If you haven't read the first two books in this series...why are you still reading this? Go go now! But seriously, air on the side of caution with this review.

Even though it had been a while since I'd read Sleeping Prince (the second novel in this trilogy) I was connected to the world and the story almost immediately. There was only one slight stumble for me which was Errin being referred to as 'The Apothecary' at first. Once I realised who she was everything fell into place.  I loved the pacing of this novel, there wasn't a great deal of emphasis on the battles or fights yet the novel still felt action packed. Having the dual perspectives of Twylla and Errin was excellent. It tied the first two novels together and helped balance this instalment. I couldn't say who had my favourite chapters because I loved them equally. However, I really enjoyed learning more about Aurek (The Sleeping Prince) and seeing how truly awful he was. Now love a villain with layers (insert Shrek pun here) but there was something refreshing about him just being plain evil, with no redeemable qualities. 

 

Twylla really redeemed herself for me in this novel, not that I didn't like her previously, she just really stepped up and used the title she was given to her advantage. She became the leader that the people needed which was wonderful. Such a welcome change from the first novel, she wasn't afraid to be mad at people or to put them in their place (I'm looking at you Merek.) The one thing that I couldn't wrap my head around was her throwing the knife. Considering that prior to this novel Twylla hadn't lifted a sword her ability to launch a blade while on horseback and have it bury itself in another characters eye was a little far fetched. 

Errin. Her friendship with Merek was wonderful. Its always nice to see a boy/girl friendship in YA that remains simply a friendship. I really appreciated that about this novel. The fact that Errin was an antagonist against her will was such a clever idea, it really helped to build up the tension. 

I felt very satisfied for the most part with this series conclusion, I loved the ending. What I wanted to happen, happened though it seemed to span about 30 pages. The ending just appeared out of nowhere and I was left feeling a little like "Oh...it's over" although this could be because I desperately want more from this world. Just imagine another trilogy set 10 years after the events of this novel...

I highly recommend this series and anything that Melinda Salisbury puts out now is an auto-buy. 

Info

Name: The Scarecrow Queen

Author: Melinda Salisbury

Publisher: Scholastic

Pages: 423

ISBN: 978-1-407147-65-9

Rating: 4.5/5

Have you read this? What did you think? 

Thank-you for reading, 

Katie x 

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