Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Blog Tour: The Sleeping Prince, Melinda Salisbury

Pages: 367
Publisher: Scholastic
Release Date: 4th February 2016
Edition: UK paperback, review copy

Other Titles by this Author: The Sin Eater’s Daughter

Some fairy tales should never come true…

Errin knows the old story well: the Sleeping Prince, who rises from his slumber every hundred year to wreak horror and bloodshed. She just never imagined he was real.

As this terrifying enemy rises and a war begins, Errin is forced to flee. With no one to turn to, her only hope is the mysterious Silas, a man whose face she has never seen…

The Sin Eater’s Daughter was one of my favourite debuts last year and the second book in the series, The Sleeping Prince, lived up to the magic beautifully!

I have to admit that I don’t remember much about what happens in The Sin Eater’s Daughter – it was early on in a year where I read over 200 books – so I did feel like I was missing some clues, references and tidbits that were revealed, but it also made some of the reveals and twists more surprising so swings and roundabouts!

I loved how The Sleeping Prince showed a different side to the world of the first book: this was a place of poverty, fear and bartering for your life. I also really loved Errin’s training as an apothecary. I love it when you see characters mixing potions and collecting ingredients in fantasy for some reason! Add into that the flashbacks, dreams that I wasn;t 100% convinced were just dreams and flee from a deadly enemy and it felt like the perfect medieval fantasy!

The final third of The Sleeping Prince really drew together Errin and Twylla’s story which was a lot of fun. It brought together the two worlds and set two fierce heroines against a truly terrible enemy and is going to culminate in what I think is going to be a properly epic third (and final?) book. Plus, after that super cruel ending, I am so ready for it.

The Sleeping Prince is filled with magical worlds, deadly fairy tales and fantastic heroines. I can’t wait for more from Melinda Salisbury.

Thanks to Faye Rogers PR and Scholastic for the review copy. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops on the blog tour – banner in my sidebar!

Sophie 

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