• Getting ready for the first day of my final year as an Undergrad!
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I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone🙊
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Then I’m off to Birmingham with my favourite person for the weekend💕
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There’s also a new Fairyloot unboxing on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) - my favourite box to date!
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#fairyloot #fairylootbox #bookish #bookishbox #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblogger #bookblog #blogger #university #student #thirdyear
  • Back to university in seven days...
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I’d much rather be looking over the harbour of Villefranche again.
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At least I get to go back there next year with my favourite person💕
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There’s a few holiday posts gone up about this last cruise (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Spending the day with my laptop catching up on posts, emails and everything I’ve let slide over the past three weeks😂
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Oh and I start third year in eight days....😱
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I’ve finally put my August Wrap up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I had a real good reading month 😂
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  • #throwback to a lovely Sunday breakfast with my favourite person💕
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After a lovely night in Manchester we headed to @pkbcoffee - a favourite place of ours.
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And the best eggs royale I’ve ever had! Sam’s breakfast tacos were pretty good too😉
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#nightout #datenight #manchester #thelowry #peterstreetkitchen #potkettleblack #blogger #travelblogger #foodblogger #eggsroyale #drinks #couple #dateday #foodphotography
  • On a rare Saturday off my favourite person and I ventured off to Ikea on a furniture hunt.
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Did we get furniture? No. But I do now have new lamps and a very cool teapot.
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Ah the power of IKEA.
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There’s a review up of This Cruel Design on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - IKEA meatballs, yay or nay?
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  • Well and truly a victim of the plane lurgy😂
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A night of netflix and tea for me.
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I’m thinking about starting the Dark Crystal tonight too.
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There’s a review up of This Mortal Coil by @emily.suvada which I adored! •
And there’s a little recommend post up for the Slytherins out there (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - what superpower would you want?
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  • I am wrapped up in a blanket and determined to finish Supermarket by Bobby Hall! I have about ten pages left😱
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But this headache is making it so difficult 😫
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There’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - how do you deal with headaches. I need help😂
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookblog #bookblogger #blogger #bookreview #scifi #thelongwaytoasmallangryplanet #beckychambers
  • All unpacked and getting back on track with little jobs, posts and also going back to Uni....
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Before Sam and I went away I fully intended to keep posting on my blog and on here.
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That really didn’t end up happening and the little digital break was so nice☺️
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Equally as nice to be back and there’s a full review of Dark Age by Pierce Brown up on my blog - be warned it’s full of spoilers 😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - Beach holiday or city break?
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookshelf #darkage #piercebrown #redrising #scifi #book #books #bookworm
  • Home and nearly unpacked from an amazing ten days with this one💕
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Now I need a brew and a nap😂
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Can’t wait for the next adventure ✈️
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#favouriteperson #couple #holiday #vacation #trip #blogger #travelblogger #palermo #sicily #monreale #bloggersofinstagram #bloggerlife
  • Half way through my last shift set before we go on holiday💕
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I can’t wait to be in Sicily with my favourite person eating all the pasta and pizza.
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I can’t wait to get some more sun and take lots and lots of pictures🙊
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There’s a new post up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) - the first in a new series: The Cruise Diaries🚢
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#QOTD - last film you cried at?
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#blogger #travelblogger #travel #holiday #vacation #bloggerlife #cruise #cruisediaries #royalcaribbeancruise #independenceoftheseas #royalcaribbean
  • Soon off to get my hair done...I don’t even want to acknowledge how bad my roots are again😂
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Then meeting my favourite person for some drinks in our local💕
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In the meantime I’m still in laptop mode contemplating how long it’s going to take me to write my Dark Age review🤦🏻‍♀️
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There’s a significantly smaller review up of Seraph of the Age Volume Sixteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd: do you review everything you read?
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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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