Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.
The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury. 311 p. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., February 24, 2015. 9780545819732.
Publisher synopsis: 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.
First line: Even when there are no prisoners, I can still hear the screams.
Page 56: This exchange is script for us; we play our roles by rote at each meeting. For someone who is revered in part for her voice, I don't have much chance to use mine, so coming here is a pleasure - a chance to talk, as well as sing - and the king is gentle and happy company when it's he and i.