Tuesday, April 16, 2019

REVIEW: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A Craig

Title: House of Salt and Sorrows
Author: Erin A Craig
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: YA Mystery/ Retelling
Release Date: August 6th, 2019
Number of Pages: 416

Book Blurb: 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.

My Review: When I saw this book on NetGalley I was intrigued enough by the synopsis to request it and I'm glad that I got approved to read it. Normally I'm not a fan of mystery novels but this one actually got me invested. I loved the world building and the characters. I was sad when some of the characters died, and believe me they were dropping off left and right. I really did not see that ending coming. I can't believe all the stuff that happened in this book because of one women's misguided love for someone she could never have. Like she straight up murdered his wife to have him but the ending did seem like it was rushed.

I definitely recommend reading this book if you love fairytale retellings and mystery novels.  I can't wait to see what other stories Erin A. Craig brings to us in the future.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5

* I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own. 

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