Book Review Of “House Of Salt And Sorrows” By Erin Craig @Perchant4Words @wendyloggia @GetUnderlind @DelacortePress

In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.

Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?

When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next. 

Thank You Erin Craig for hosting a Giveaway of your AMAZING book. All opinions are my own.

I give this book five stars.

I don’t even know where to start. I just finished this book moments ago, and I cannot wrap my head around it, or put into words how much I loved it.

I love that this book was both dark and light. But a lot heavier on the darker side. I do recall reading The Twelve Dancing Princesses growing up, and I remember watching a Barbie movie with my daughter when she was growing up, so I could appreciated this this dark, sinister retelling.

Craig gutted me a few times throughout this book, there are some deaths that really just pulled at my heartstrings. (Sidenote, I won an annotated copy, so I know that certain scenes really hurt the Author to write too)

The character development was spot on for me too, Annaleigh, Verity, and Cassius were among my favorite. I loved the details in the world that Craig built, it was so vivid, and imaginative, and another thing, the names of the characters and the villages were simple, and realistic. Nothing crazy, absurd, or hard to pronounce. (Which is a huge pet peeve for me in Fantasy books)

The last few chapters of this book wrecked me. When everything in this story wrapped up, and all my questions were answered, I was left with one thought. “I need more”

All my life has been moonlight and the stars. I can smell the sunlight racing through your veins from across the room. Sunlight and heat and salt. Always the salt.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39679076-house-of-salt-and-sorrows

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