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Fantasy

House of Salt and Sorrows

Debut
We love supporting debut authors. Congrats, Erin A. Craig on your first novel!

by Erin A. Craig

Quick take

A magical princess fairy tale, but much darker. Think: death, mystery, and creepy, Brothers Grimm vibes.

Good to know

  • 400+ pages

  • Scary

  • Magical

  • Based on a classic

Why I love it

I'm convinced I was uniquely positioned to love this book—but I’m equally convinced that you'll love it too. “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” the Brothers Grimm fairy tale that House of Salt and Sorrows riffs on, is my favorite fairy tale, and this book is a retelling par excellence: There’s devoted sisters, strong women, and lush descriptions of period fabrics and clothing (I'm a sucker for an ir...

Synopsis

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 f...

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August 2019