The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury

Review published on May 10, 2017.

Having been a big fan of The Sin-Eater’s Daughter, and having enjoyed The Sleeping Prince, I was super excited to finally get a chance to read this!

Firstly, the cover is gorgeous. A great combination of a unique looking font and beautiful colours. The paperback fits in perfectly with the rest of the series on a shelf.

The Scarecrow Queen starts right where The Sleeping Prince left off. We immediately finds out what Twylla is feeling after the slaughter under the mountains. Honestly, from here onwards I actually struggled with this book. I found myself disappointed in the lack of character development throughout the book. I felt the characters actually lost a little of their previous character development in places. This book was kind of a monumental let down. It’s supposed to be the last in a trilogy, the great battle, good against bad. This book lacked all the suspense that should have come with that.

The Scarecrow Queen felt dragged out. Nothing much at all happened for a large portion of it, and the final battle felt like it was added last minute. I did, however, enjoy how it ended and the potential changes to the world after the book ends.

Overall, I think it was an OK book. Not the best in the trilogy, but it was good.

Jacqueline Leech 3/3

The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury
Scholastic 9781407147659 pbk Mar 2017

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