Review: House of Salt and Sorrows
Title: House of Salt and Sorrows
Author: Erin Craig
Release Date: August 6, 2019
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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: Spooky, dark and enthralling, this book sucked me into its world and didn’t let go until the very last pages. I loved the world that Craig created. I could almost feel and smell the damp salty air while I read and I definitely felt the creepy goosebumps during some of the creepier scenes. The writing in this book was superb, the flow and pacing was great and I loved all of the characters. I was surprised by the ending and I enjoyed trying to figure out the mystery. This gothic retelling of the twelve dancing princesses is one that I would highly recommend!
*I received this book from Delacorte in exchange for an honest review*