Book Title: House of Salt and Sorrows
Author: Erin A. Craig
Goodreads Link: Click here
Release Date: 08/06/19
Star Rating: Deliciously creepy!
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an unbiased review.
By now you have to have heard about this book. I know you’re going to hate me when hear I got an ARC for it. You’ve got to wait only a week more, and then it is yours! You’ll love every minute, it is completely delicious.
Annaleigh is a girl who seems to live the kind of charmed life we would all wish for. She is well off, with loving parents and 11 sisters. In recent years though she has had to mourn her mother as well as 3 of her sisters. This would be harrowing enough if it weren’t for the suspicion that their deaths had not really been accidental. Her youngest sister is beset by visions of death and violence and her other sisters … are acting strangely.
I’m going to stop there. Let’s just say it gets so much better from there! The book is creepy and weird in all the right ways. The author has a gift for description, and skill at setting just the right mood. The setting and world building are also very good. I particularly loved Annaleigh’s culture, one in which people live at one with salt and sea and alongside the reticent gods. Though this is a standalone book, I would have loved more books set in this world.
I couldn’t be more pleased with this short book. I stayed up late to finish and now I’m disappointed I got it done so quickly! I can’t wait to hear what everyone else thinks about it. This one should be hyped! It is … **chef’s kiss**.
Song for this book: Caribbean Blue by Enya