Review: Book: House of Salt and Sorrow- Erin A. Craig


Title: House of Salt and Sorrow

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Erin A. Craig

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Genre: YA Dark Fantasy

Page Count: 406 Pages

ISBN: 1984831925 (ISBN13: 9781984831927)

Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: House of Salt and Sorrow

Link to Goodreads: House of Salt and Sorrows

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

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 Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have not been reading a lot of retellings as I would have liked this year. This is a retelling of the twelve dancing princesses. This is one with a bit more tragedy and mystery.  The princesses believe they are cursed since sister keep dying on terrible and mysterious accidents. Their father is remarried and Annaleigh thinks there are more to all this the what is shown on the surface. It did not fall the story line of the original but it had a similar concept and I enjoyed it.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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