Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

Title: House of Salt and Sorrows
Author: Erin A. Craig
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Retelling/Fantasy
Published By: Delacorte (August 6, 2019)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!!



Book Description:
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.*

34 comments:

  1. Ahhhh! I need this! I've been dying for this book and you just made it seem all the more alluring!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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  2. Oh it looks good and perfect for me!

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  3. Yes! I'm so happy to see you enjoyed this one. I've been really looking forward to its release date. I'm already on hold at my library. :)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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  4. Wow this sounds pretty awesome! I love how mysterious it sounds. :)

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  5. Oh this does sound original and enchanting! Didn't know about this one, so thanks for the wonderful review! :)

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  6. This sounds like a great story! I'm in the mood for a dark and mysterious fairytale with a twist!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  7. This sounds such a good storyline. Thanks for your review.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

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  8. This sounds so eerie and cryptic and I AM ALL FOR IT. Thanks for putting this up my radar! 🤩

    ❤ Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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  9. Ooh sounds like a beautiful re-telling. I read a lot of fairy tale re-tellings last year for my book club.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I really do like them when they are done well!

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  10. Dark fairy tales can be fun and this sounds good.

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  11. Oh sounds so good and I do think I want! Brilly review!

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    1. Thanks Melissa and I hope you do try it and like it as well!

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  12. This sounds really good and I think it would be something I would definitely enjoy. Great review!

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  13. Oh this sounds fab, thanks for sharing. Hopefully I'll be back in the blogoverse soon

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    1. We've missed you Debbie, hope all is well!

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  14. I like how sounds and I really like the cover darling
    Thanks for share this great review with us
    xx

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    1. The cover is awesome! I can't wait to see it in real life!

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  15. The cover is beautiful! The book also sounds awesome even though it isn't something I'd typically read! :)

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    1. It really was such a fun and unique retelling and I agree, the cover is just gorgeous!

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  16. I've been really intrigued by this book because I have seen it everywhere and now because of your review.

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    1. It was such a great retelling. A unique combination of new and old.

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