Wishful Wednesday was inspired by Waiting on Wednesday and Desperately Wanting Wednesday by Breaking the Spine and Parajunkee.
A lead female progtag, who's also an executoner. OH, HELL YEAH! I was like O_O, when I first read the synopsis for this one on Goodreads. She instantly kills anyone that she touches, she's also promised to the Prince who doesn't seem all that interested in getting too close to her, and she has to choose between doing whatever it takes to protect her Kingdom or choose a doomed love interest. Um, yeah...I'm so there. I don't know about you, but I'm definitely excited for this one. And that cover, gah! It's so wickedly gorgeous, I have such a soft spot for pretty covers that catch the eye.
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?