Author: Erin A. Craig
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Delacorte (August 6, 2019)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!!
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.
Take a classic fairy tale put it in a bottle, shake it all up and add a dash of darkness that makes it all seem new and fresh. Pour it out into a make believe world and you have one heck of a story that will leave you mesmerized and wanting more.
A story so lush in detail, mystery, the paranormal, and imagination, that it truly feels like a unique original story that isn't only enchanting but completely addicting.
With hints of the classic that feel like a long lost friend, House of Salt and Sorrows will completely take you away to not only another world but into a whole other state of mind.
Curses, deceit, enchantments, love, horror, ghosts, demons, and gods, it truly has a little bit of it all and I just couldn't get enough.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*