Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Linda's Book Reviews: House of Salt and Sorrows
House of Salt and Sorrows
Erin A. Craig
LINDA J. BOWSER
I absolutely LOVED this book! It is like a Gothic Fairy Tale. It is a re-telling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale The12 Dancing Princesses. I have never heard of this tale. But you don't have to know about it to read this book. Annaleigh has already lost 3 sisters. The story starts out after her 4th sister dies falling from a cliff. Annaleigh suspects that she was murdered. She starts to have ghostly visions and strange things start happening. Her youngest sister starts to draw strange pictures of her dead sisters.
Their mother had died after giving birth to her last child. Their dad is remarried to a much younger woman, the girls don't really get along with her.
Eight daughters are left and the oldest daughter will inherit her father's estate.
Annaleigh meets a man named Cassius and they have an instant attraction but he seems very mysterious.
This story keeps you guessing till the end. It is so enchanting, mystical, thrilling, and hard to put down. Take my word for it this book is one of the best I have read. It can be a little terrifying in parts but that is part of why I thought it was a great read.
I GIVE THIS BOOK 5 STARS!
Description Taken 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.
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