Book Review: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

“Dance with me?”

Genre: Fantasy/Horror/Gothic Ass Fairy Tale

What in the gothic fairy tale hell did I just read?

Mother of Christ this was so good. I’m honestly at a loss for words.

I usually tell ya’ll a quick synopsis and everything and then I get into whether the book is good or not but I’m going to tell you right now that this book is amazing and you need to read it. You really REALLY need to read this book. It’s SO good. Take all of my money, Erin A. CRAIG. TAKE IT NOW.

okay, OKAY! i’m cool.

If you start with 12 sisters and 4 die year after year is it coincidence or is it safe to say that a curse is at hand? To Annaleigh, second born to a wealthy family, curses are silly. But murder is something she can definitely picture. Annaleigh is on a mission to try to figure out the true meaning of her sisters’ deaths because she is certain they were no mere accidents. Her remaining sisters however are fixated on glimmering balls, trysts with ghosts, and marriage. Can Annaleigh solve the mystery before the daughters of Highmoor vanish or are they truly cursed by the All Gods?

Gothic Horror Fantasy is a genre we need more of. Like…This was everything and more and I want to see more of Erin A. Craig’s work NOW. The plot was fantastic from start to finish. It had me on my toes and I wept. I wept, damn you all! The characters were moving, witty, and realistic. I…am turning into a Fantasy lover. I admit it. I’m a changed person. Give me more of this and I will be completely reformed.

I loved Annaleigh’s character completely. She was headstrong and stuck to what she believed in and loved her sisters even though they could be annoying jackasses. I have 3 sisters and I get it. I love them to death but mother of god…The ghost aspect, completely freaked me out and I loved it at the same time. Ya’ll know how I am. Ghosts will always have a special place in my wicked freaky heart. I pictured the setting perfectly. A manor draped over the sea. Ah, so beautiful and cold and picturesque *~*


The God aspect…I would have loved to go even deeper with that but I heard rumblings that there will be a sequel so perhaps that will do so? What was showcased did it beautifully however. All of the writing was wonderful, I read this fairly quickly and was entranced the entire time.

This was a melodic, haunting, sorrowful read and I cried and moaned at certain parts and this is going on my absolute favorites shelf for good reason. Definitely worth all of the praise.

“To the salt.”

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ 5/5

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15 thoughts on “Book Review: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

  1. Daaamn, your review is so fab and it makes me want to read this book even more now?! I mean, I know it’s a horror and I’m totally the worst with that, but I also didn’t think there’d be ghosty things? And now I’m like… Major scared-o? Haha honestly though, I’ve heard so many amazing things about this that I think I’ll just have to pace myself when I read it at night or I’ll only read it during the day πŸ™ƒ Coz there’s no way I’m missing out!

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    1. this is the best compliment ever 😭😭
      honestly I didn’t think it would creep me out as much as it did but from the start I was like holy crap…it’s genuinely creepy and oh so good. aaah I think I you’ll love it!

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