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House of Salt and Sorrows
House of Salt and Sorrows | Erin A. Craig
Get swept away in Erin A. Craig's mesmerizing House of Salt and Sorrows. As one by one her beautiful sisters mysteriously die on their isolated island estate, Annaleigh must unravel the curse that haunts her family. Be careful who you dance with. . . . Four of Annaleigh Thaumas's eleven sisters have returned to the Salt, the brackish water that surrounds their lonely island home, their lives cut short, each more tragically than the last. Whispers throughout the Highmoor estate say the girls have been cursed by the gods. When Annaleigh finds out that her sisters have been sneaking out to attend glittering midnight balls and dance until dawn, she's not sure whether to stop them--or join them. And when she begins to see a series of horrific, ghostly visions and more sisters die, she realizes she must solve the mystery--with the help of Cassius, a sea captain who knows much more about her than he should--and unravel the Thaumas curse before she descends into madness or . . . it claims her next.
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InkedBookworm13
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#StorySettings Day6 Seaside
This is a dark retelling of the 12 Dancing Sister. It takes place in a seaside village. In this story, the FMC is grieving the deaths of 4 of her sisters. She begins to have visions and starts believing their deaths were no accident.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover 🖤 1mo
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InkedBookworm13
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#LuckyInLove Day8 Dancing
I instantly thought of this book for dancing. This book has a group of sisters who sneak out to dance the night away at glamorous balls.

@eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Sounds intriguing 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds fun 💃 4mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Mehso-so

I‘ve been reading too much YA/NA fantasy & romantasy lately, a little goes a long way for me in these genres & this was pretty weak in comparison to my other current reads. But I didn‘t want to DNF just because I was comparing it to Iron Flame 😅
Nothing happens until the last 3rd of the book & suddenly it became terrifying & weird. So it was a long journey to get to the good part, but then I was riveted. I didn‘t care about the romance though

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April_Barbie
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My book 📕 selection - House of Salt & Sorrows🧜🏼‍♀️❣️

Wicked Good Books📚
Salem, Massachusetts 2023

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KateReadsYA
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#BOOK2BOOK @AllDebooks
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Please comment down below if you are interested in receiving this book. If more than one person is interested, I will be randomly pulling names and letting you know who wins!
@Bookish_Gal @LiteraryinLawrence @Chrissyreadit @Clwojick @bcncookbookclub @Cuilin @Tineke @julieclair @Catsandbooks @TheAromaofBooks @Soubhiville @BookwormAHN @CSeydel @Lizpixie @TheBookHippie @dabbe @AllDebooks

dabbe Yes, please! 😍 10mo
TheQuietQuill Oh yes that would be great! Thank you 😊 10mo
KateReadsYA @TheQuietQuill @AllDebooks is hosting this book2book swap. Please check back when she hosts the second round and I'll be able to send to you as I don't see your name currently on the list. 10mo
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KateReadsYA @TheQuietQuill I'm sure I'll have tons more to give away 🤗🌸📚 10mo
TheQuietQuill Okie doke no worries and good luck to the winner! 🥰 @KateReadsYA 10mo
Catsandbooks Yes please! 10mo
AllDebooks @TheQuietQuill I can make a note to add you to the taglist, if we decide to do another 10mo
TheQuietQuill Thank you 🥰 @AllDebooks 10mo
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SassyBookworm
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Pickpick

I was up late last night/very early this morning reading, I could barely put it down! Finished up this afternoon and wow I really liked this book! Definitely had some creepy vibes and a sweet little romance, now I can‘t wait to get my hands on the second book! Not my typical YA read but wow I may have to look for more like this one!

#Sassybookworm😏 #CreepyVibes #HouseOfSaltAndSorrow

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SassyBookworm
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*For those that have pictures at the moment*

So anytime I am reading this book on my kindle this little guy pops up in the corner of my screen whenever I turn a page.

Is this normal? If not kindle is sure trying to bring out the creep factor in this book 😏 Stalker octopus 🐙 vibes maybe 🤔

#SassyBookworm😏 #OctopusStalker 🐙🤷🏼‍♀️ #CreepyVibes

mrsmarch I have the paperback print edition. This guy is all over the pages 😂 🐙 10mo
DieAReader ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 10mo
SassyBookworm @mrsmarch What‘s funny is it‘s not on my kindle iPhone app. I had originally thought it was a glitch on Sunday when I started the book and showed my friend the cover. I didn‘t use my kindle yesterday but noticed it again today while I have been reading! *It was not easy to capture that picture 😓* 10mo
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Nalbuque
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Mehso-so

I think I went in with expectations exceedingly high. I had heard great things abt the author and don‘t get me wrong, there‘s something kinda wonderful abt this book, I did enjoy the style. The plot itself kinda dragged a bit. I wish the pace was tighter, or maybe the book was shorter. I very nearly bailed, and felt that the first 2/3 were underwhelming. Glad I finished it tho! I will read more of her stuff, but prob won‘t return to this one

5feet.of.fury This is exactly how I felt about this one. It‘s was such a slog & then it got good at 66% 😂 7mo
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kyraleseberg
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Not my usual choice but this is a fantastic atmospheric gothic retelling of the Grimm fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

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BookMaven9
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Pickpick

🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤This book has it all, atmosphere, gothic vibes, retelling fairy tale, horror and page turning action. I can‘t recommend this YA book enough. However, I would recommend to older kids, since the horror and death elements are pretty vivid.

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BookmarkTavern
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Mehso-so

12 sisters. Three dead. The island whispers it‘s a curse, & Annaleigh is desperate to protect her family. And then they find a door to a mysterious ball, and the mysteries keep on coming.

This was very interesting! The horror was very well done, and the spooky atmosphere kept me shivering. Annaleigh was a complex character. But there were a lot of loose threads, & not enough foreshadowing for an ending that felt abrupt & unresolved. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

TheAromaofBooks I felt exactly the same way!! 1y
BookMaven9 There is a book 2 continuing this story. 1y
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BookmarkTavern
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It‘s here! I can‘t wait to get started on it! 💙 It looks so gorgeous. #LMPBC #GroupD #Round16

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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kelli7990
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Today, I‘m sharing a book I ordered online from Books A Million on December 27, 2022. I‘ve never shopped with BAM before. I received this book in the mail yesterday. It has a beautiful front and back cover and beautiful artwork inside. I‘ve never read this book so I don‘t know if it has mermaids in it or not but the book cover is making me think that. I like mermaids.

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TheAromaofBooks
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Pickpick

This one was a soft pick for me. It started strong. Love the concept and characters, especially the narrator. However, the ending felt a little scrambled to me, and for a little more gruesome than I anticipated. Still, it was a solid read and I will definitely pick up the sequel due to be published this summer!! Great #LMPBC pick, and one that has been on my TBR for years!!
@mrsmarch @ozma.of.oz @persephone1408

TheAromaofBooks #MtTBR
#WickedWords - Manor @AsYouWish
#ReadySetRead - New-to-You Author; “House“ in Title; Genre You Rarely Read @Clwojick
#BookChain - May have backed myself into a corner, because now I have to read a book that starts with I 😂
#NoBuy2023 - Outside Comfort Zone @PuddleJumper
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AsYouWish Yay!!!! You only have one word left!!! Good job!!!!💙💙💙💙 1y
persephone1408 @TheAromaofBooks I thought it was just me! Lol I didn't really care for the ending. Gruesome didnt really bother me. I was just disappointed by it somehow. 1y
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TheAromaofBooks
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Hey @persephone1408 I received this one in the mail yesterday at the same time that I was sending Raising the Horseman to @ozma.of.oz - it should be there on a few days!! #LMPBC
@mrsmarch

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persephone1408

@Endowarrior21 @TheAromaofBooks your books are on the way. 🎄🎅 merry Christmas. I absolutely loved the tagged book. Great pick @mrsmarch

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I finished Raising the Horseman yesterday so I may get to the post office tomorrow or early next week!! @Endowarrior21 @mrsmarch 1y
mrsmarch I‘m close to finishing Girls of Snow and Glass — about 75% complete. I‘m sure I‘ll get it to the PO next Tuesday tho! 1y
persephone1408 @mrsmarch no rush! I'm reading other things still. 1y
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mrsmarch

I have to write my little closing notes but then this is ready to mail to @persephone1408 ! It was a good retelling, Gothic, mysterious, and exciting! #lmpbc

persephone1408 I cant wait! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! This one has been on my TBR forever so I'm super excited to read it. I'm almost done with Treason of Thorns so it should be in the mail either Friday or Monday!! @ozma.of.oz @persephone1408 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh and @persephone1408 I received Raising the Horseman yesterday!! 2y
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mrsmarch @persephone1408 Just mailed the book, it should arrive Monday! 2y
persephone1408 @mrsmarch excited to start it! Its been on my tbr for a while also. 2y
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mrsmarch
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Bookspin and double spin done, time for #LMPBC!

Erinreadsthebooks I‘m currently carrying Shady Hollow around in my bag. Pretty excited about it! 🤩 2y
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Ke633
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Was this book written by Steven King‘s next door neighbor‘s 15 year old daughter? Haha. They had me in the beginning though. Not my favorite book this year.

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booksandsympathy
Pickpick

I liked this even more than Erin Craig's other book, Small Favors. A spooky, gothic, fantastically creepy fairytale retelling. Erin Craig is masterful at writing subtle, small details that are just so creepy and cause the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up. Perfect read for this time of year.

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booksandsympathy
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Started this book last night. I'm enjoying it so far. I read Small Favors earlier in the year and enjoyed it, so I thought I'd read the author's other book. A creepy retelling of the twelve dancing princesses sounds perfect for this time of year.

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Pickpick

this is THE book.
it's the first fantasy book I read and it was absolutely wonderful.
this story is a retelling of "12 dancing princesses" and it's amazing how Erin had described everything in every single detail in a fantastic way.
honestly I was #teamfisher in the first half of the book, but when Cassius began to appear more often I completely changed my mind... so... #teamcassius4life
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Gryffleclaw95
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3.5/5)

“House of Salt and Sorrows” is a creepy and dark retelling of the “12 Dancing Princesses” set in a world that I found intriguing. There was a lot of death in this book, and the mystery within it was fast-paced. The romance was cute, but it was very insta-love for my taste. I wish the epilogue had more to it as there were questions left unanswered and this story definitely would have benefited with a book map.

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BookishBlonde12
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Pickpick

A darker, more sinister, retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princess. All set by the sea 🌊 #fantasy #retellings #YA #youngadult #horror #mystery #romance #fiction #YAfantasy #fairytales #audiobook

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Bookfan1414
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Pickpick

Well that was mildly traumatizing. I like how I totally knew who the antagonist was by like chapter 2 but was actually coerced into believing I was wrong until the very end. What the actual hell.

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JessClark78
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I thought this was an excellent reimagining of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. It was atmospheric and has a gothic, watery setting, which I love.

#AlphabetGame #LetterH
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A book you‘d recommend whose title starts with the featured letter.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 2y
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Smlambert725

“Nights like this were meant to be shared, remembered, and talked about for years. Skies like this were meant to be kissed under.”
#July2022

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Pickpick

Apparently, this is a retelling of a fairy tale called “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” which I have never read, so I can‘t comment on how the story compares to the source material. This is a pretty entertaining mix of suspense, romance, with a dash of creepiness thrown in.

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Mshookquilts
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Pickpick

Hard to put down! Full of mystery and magic and downright creepy sometimes, this is a satisfying read. Annaleigh is trying to figure out why there are so many deaths in her family and is convinced at least one is a murder.

FeatherV I read this one in one sitting 2y
Mshookquilts @FeatherV 🤣. My life is too busy to do that, but I was picking it up over doing chores. 2y
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Ast_Arslan
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
Thanks for the tag @TheNeverendingTBR 🤟🏻😉

1. Here we are! It's little and it has no place for all of my books, but I like it 😂
2. Mmh... A little life by Hanya Yanagihara
3. It's from 2021 that I'm trying to read the tagged one, but I'm struggling a lot 😅😅

I tag @The_Penniless_Author @peanutnine @Mavey @damselsgotballs

The_Penniless_Author Thanks! You're the second person who's tagged me now, so I should probably get on it 😁 2y
Ast_Arslan @The_Penniless_Author 😂 you are like a most wanted 😂 2y
The_Penniless_Author Who knew I had such desirable shelves? 🤣 2y
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Eggs Love the 2 red drawers in the middle 👍🏼📚👏🏻 2y
damselsgotballs Thanks for the tag!❤️❤️ 2y
Ast_Arslan @Eggs 🤩 thanks ❤ 2y
WJCintron It's pretty 😍 and you have it well organized. Love those red drawers!! I have House of Salt and Sorrows but haven't read it yet. It's bad? Haven't read A little life, either. I've seen a lot of books tagged today that I haven't read. 😕 I feel bad, lol.
Have a great day! 😃
2y
Ast_Arslan @WJCintron retellings are really not my thing and this one seems not special at all. Insta-love after few pages... ugh... I'll finish it one day, but I guess I will not like it 😅😂 2y
WJCintron @Ast_Arslan 😂 😂 Thanks for the heads up! 😃👍 2y
mavey Aww love your shelf!! Especially the red drawers!(BTW, what are inside them?😉) Great aesthetic! Thanks for the tag! And for all the tags from before😅I'll get around to them soon, I promise 2y
Ast_Arslan @Mavey on the first one there are batteries, envelopes and thinks like these, in the second one there is my collection of bookmarks 😂 2y
mavey @Ast_Arslan Bookmarks!🤩 2y
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Zoe-h
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Mehso-so

This book was a wild time, and not in a good way. An author has to know when there are too many plot points in a book and I‘m sorry, but a Twelve Dancing Princesses murder mystery retelling set in a newly created fictional world with many murders and ghosts as well as new gods and a (maybe) love triangle with a Monday‘s Not Coming styled semi-twist at the end is too much. Way too much. 2.75⭐️

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SerenaR
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Pickpick

It took me a couple chapters to get into, but after that I was hooked and finished the book pretty quickly. Author does an awesome job depicting scenery and it felt like I was watching it as a movie in my head. I would recommend this read to anyone who loves dark fairy tales, mythology, and storyline with a slow burn romance laced throughout. 4.5/5 Stars. I loved it!

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SerenaR
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Just starting House of Salt and Sorrows. I picked it up because of the cover art and, after peeping reviews, have found out it's supposed to be a retell to Grimm's fairy tale of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

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Ast_Arslan
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Eggs Perfection 🤍🤍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover! 2y
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GatheringBooks
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Every Sunday, we share our book hunting expeditions at GatheringBooks. Fats shared her book haul that includes a book that #BeginsWith #Salt Day 19. Here is her full post: https://wp.me/pDlzr-kSM

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome covers!! 2y
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RedxoHearts
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Thanks @BookwormAHN for my #JolabokaflodSwap package! I'm definitely enjoying the chocolate already haha
Thanks for hosting @MaleficentBookDragon

wisherwishinguponastar That Rudolph is adorable! 2y
BookwormAHN Your welcome 😺 2y
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EmilieGR
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Mehso-so

Loved the atmosphere and the almost gothic quality to the book. The sisters‘ relationship was sweet. The romance was lackluster and the mystery, not very mysterious.

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Ast_Arslan
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Tagged by @The_Penniless_Author 😊🧡

1. Not yet, but I'm pretty close
2. All the books that I'm currently reading

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3y
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Hobispo
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Morning reading with Dobby 📚❤

ShelleyBooksie Aww - adorable Dobby 3y
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Slajaunie
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My reading companions for this book. It is a good, spooky read. It has not gone as I expected but still good. Happy Fall Y‘all! 🎃

alisiakae 😻😻 3y
ravenlee They look like they‘re having a conference! 3y
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Slajaunie @ravenlee Moose, the do, was bothering Rex, big cat, and Lily Belle, little cat. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐶 🐈‍⬛ ❤️ 3y
BookwormAHN Cute 😻 3y
ravenlee I can kind of hear them discussing disputed territory. 3y
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Nik_reads
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Pickpick

If you love fairy tales with a dark twist then this book is for you. It was absolutely eerie and outstandingly written. I could not put it down!

SlytherinBookLady My copy of this just came in the other day. I can‘t wait to read it!! 3y
Nik_reads @SlytherinBookLady yay! Let me know what you think 😁 3y
SlytherinBookLady @Nik_reads for sure!! Im gonna start it either tonight or tomorrow morning 3y
SerenaR I'm 7 pages in, lol. I hear it's a retell of The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Grimm, but I've never heard that fairy tale, so I'm hoping the this book isn't lost on me! 😜 2y
Nik_reads @SerenaR how do you like it so far? 2y
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FeatherV
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Pickpick

The twelve dancing princesses with meets murder mystery. I loved this book so much. It is a new favorite, I could not put it down.

For my full thoughts see: https://heartandsoulbooks.blogspot.com/2021/09/twelve-dancing-princesses-retold....

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jackilynn
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1. Twelve Dancing Princesses (which is why I really need to pick up the tagged book soon).

2. Once upon a time I was a little girl who lived in the library of my favorite books and was just curious about the fact that she died when she was just about to start to spiral into the world.

🤔😳😬

TheSpineView Wow... died! 😟 Thanks for playing! 3y
jackilynn @TheSpineView yeah it definitely took a dark turn I wasn't expecting 😂 3y
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kissmehardy
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Mehso-so

Loved the sisterly relationships and the atmosphere, didn't enjoy the instalove between Annaleigh and Cassius or the occasional purple prose. #yafantasy

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cosmicgoddess
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Pickpick

Holy moly! I absolutely loved this book. It was full of twists and turns, romance, mystery, and thrills. I loved the slight fantasy element, it had me wondering what was real and imagined. The author did an amazing job keeping my attention the whole time. The ending had me holding my breath. A great read to end July with. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Ash.on.the.line
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Pickpick

Between a pick and so so. It was really compelling and I couldn‘t stop but also I had my mouth hanging open at parts. Felt really immersive this dark damp feeling the entire time I read. I didn‘t love it but I also couldn‘t stop thinking about it, so I don‘t know ha! 🤔😂
#bookspinbingo

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asterese
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Mehso-so

I was tempted by the premise of this book being a retelling of the The Twelve Dancing Princesses, one of my favorite fairy tales. That part was done well, and I appreciated how it fit into the story. I did not, however, care for the main character nor the antagonist/s. Some of them felt like they were pulled out of thin air just to keep the story going, but had no real meaning in the bigger scheme of things. Worldbuilding > characters here.

⭐: 3

asterese (Photo in the background belongs to Ivana Cajina) 3y
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Sharpeipup
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YouTube providing added ambience as I read.

Tamra Oh, I didn‘t realize there was such a thing! I‘ll check it out. 3y
Sharpeipup @Tamra it‘s a mix of classical mix. 3y
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