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REVIEW House of Salt and Sorrows 108 ó In a manor by the sea twelve sisters are cursedAnnaleigh 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 tragic than the last—the plagueIn a manor by the sea twelve sisters are cursedAnnaleigh 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 tragic than the last the plague a plummeting fall a drownin. 5 SPOOKY TERRIFYING OH MY GOD MY HANDS STILL TREMBLING CONTAINING GOTHIC ELEMENTS GHOSTS AND CURSES KINDA STORY PLEASE LEAVE YOUR LIGHTS ON BEFORE GO TO SLEEP AFTER THIS BOOK AND DON’T BE AFRAID OF CREAKING SOUNDS THEY MIGHT BE ONLY RATS DANCING ON YOUR FLOORS STARSYou know Brother Grimm’s fairy tale named “Twelve Dancing Princesses” Those girls each beautiful than the last sleep in twelve beds in the same room Every night their doors securely locked by their father But in the morning THEIR DANCE SHOES are found to be WORN THROUGH as they had been DANCING ALL NIGHT So this book’s uite great horrific roller coaster riding version of retelling As you consider how Grimm Brothers’ vulgar harsh tones and merciless writing on those books and depressing grimacing things happened to their characters you may understand how this book could give you creeps stomach churning eerie sensation THIS IS REALLY SCARY AND MIND BENDING BOOK If you’re not ready to read something spooky twisty surprising giving you nightmares please put the book down and choose something lighter like your chic lits or summer reading you could grab to read at the seaside while you’re sipping your cool drink and totally forget about this dark story foreverThis book might be 12 Dances Princesses’ retelling a different approach newer version but it also reminded me the “Inception” with its mind confusing head hurting dream into dream into dream seuences You’re really getting lost what’s real or what’s a nightmare There are some parts of “7 Ravens” which is originally about 7 brothers but we had our heroine Annaleigh which is so amazingly melodic and capturing name if I ever have a child I named after her without thinking a second and her 7 sisters And also we had some glimpses of Little Women in this book as we read the sister’s stories and character analysis Rosalie reminded me Amy and Verity had a little Beth a little Amy inside And Camille know it all pretentious elder sister reminded me a little Meg at least Annaleigh and her struggles had great resemblances with Meg and Joe’s fighting about their differences WHAT I REALLY REALLY REALLY LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOKBIG FAN OF RETELLINGS AND THIS GREAT DEBUT It’s real defying and challenging thing to write again with brand new fresh crystal clear visionary perspective and create a new story based on Brother Grimms’ works The author chose not one of the famous works of him and she definitely achieved dexterous adroit refined job by adding horrific gothic mysterious elements and a poignant lyrical romantic story FAST PACING TEMPO HEART THROBBING TERRIFYING SCENESVerity acts like Sixth Sense’s Haley Joel Osment and claims she’s talking with the ghosts of her dead sisters and draws so many scary paintings which contain too many gory and harmful details about the way how her sisters have died There is no way she can know these facts without being crime scenes which of course she hasn’tI really jump out of my seat throw the book away as if my hands were burned screamed non stop when I caught a monster looking back at the methen I realized that’s my morning self in the mirror before I had my morning coffee so I shut my mouthAMAZING LOVE STORYWe need romance after jumping out of our seats and taking few breathes to ease our heavy heart rates So this love story was a medicine for the pain this book gave me I love Annaleigh and Cassius’ slow burn passionate tender devoted growing love story ENDINGThe part about the villain’s identity was foreseeable but last twists about delusions were clearly mind bending brain cell burning head thudding kind of experiences they had to endure for finishing this book I enjoyed those twists mind games that the author professionally played with us She was my great winnerSUMMARYI want to read retellings and surprising stories if Erin A Craig intends to write This year I discovered too many new writers and I enjoyed their works so much which gave me hope we’ll have amazing literary works in near future I LOVE THIS BOOK TOO MUCH If you’re big fans mysterious horrifying Grimm Brothers style fairy tales that’s definitely a “Yes this book is truly for you”bloginstagramfacebooktwitter

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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 withWhen 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 nex. BOTM YA selection August 201935 STARS As they whispered their strained condolences I noticed the guests were careful to not get too close Was it in deference to our station or were they worried something might rub off I wanted to chalk it up to the lowbrow superstition but as a distant aunt approached me a thin smile on her thin lips the same uestion lingered in her eyes just below the surface impossible to miss Which one of us would be nextOh yes I love a good book that is unafraid to pull a few punches Here's the thing; initially I was drawn to this book for three reasons it's a fairytale retelling it has a gorgeous cover and it's got the whole romantic horror aspect down pat Is this a sub genre YA romance horror If not it certainly should be Overall this one delivered and I'm intrigued to see from Erin A Craig in the future Like I stated above this is a YA retelling of a somewhat obscure fairytale by the Brother's Grimm called The Twelve Dancing Princesses In the original version things are much tame and boring so naturally I prefer the author's reimagined tale to the original Instead of princesses being caught sneaking out and then given in marriage to the man who was able to solve the mystery of the worn out shoes we have sisters who are dying in disturbing and somewhat unbelievable ways which explains why our protagonist is so determined to figure out just what in the beard of Moses is going on Part fantasy part murder mystery this is an ambitious book especially for a debut author and I think she pulled the entire thing off rather well The most controversial topic surrounding this book at least that I've seen is the amount of disturbing content included in this novel so let's start there Personally I loved it but if you are sensitive to disturbing violence gore blood and discussions of suicide this may not be the book for you Many scenes are uite descriptive and there are tons of difficult yet necessary themes discussed here that may be appropriate for the upper end of the YA spectrum There is a definite gothic fantasy feel to the story which gives it an appropriate darkness but this is contrasted with an eual dose of romance complete with a HEAI think my main concern is that this is the slowest of slow burns until about 23 through the novel I appreciated all of the atmospheric setup but it also felt as if there wasn't a bit of action until the explosion of a climax However the twist was excellent and the entire reimagining was creative and uniue which makes me glad I spent the time plowing through the slower moments A solid beautifully written debut and I hope to see from the author in the near future Also I hope we get retellings from Craig because she clearly has a knack for dark fantasy I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley

Erin A. Craig ☆ 8 REVIEW

House of Salt and SorrowsG a slippery plunge and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the godsDisturbed 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. guess who is single and ready toread this retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses and reinject myself in with this fictional world and its characters to avoid engaging with my very real responsibilities