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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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Ast_Arslan
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Eggs Perfection 🤍🤍 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover! 1w
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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!! 2w
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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

booksellerofyourdiscontent That Rudolph is adorable! 1mo
BookwormAHN Your welcome 😺 1mo
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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! 2mo
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Hobispo
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Morning reading with Dobby 📚❤

ShelleyBooksie Aww - adorable Dobby 3mo
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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! 🎃

4thhouseontheleft 😻😻 4mo
britt_brooke Aw! 4mo
ravenlee They look like they‘re having a conference! 4mo
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Slajaunie @ravenlee Moose, the do, was bothering Rex, big cat, and Lily Belle, little cat. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐶 🐈‍⬛ ❤️ 4mo
BookwormAHN Cute 😻 4mo
ravenlee I can kind of hear them discussing disputed territory. 4mo
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Nik_reads
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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!! 4mo
Nik_reads @SlytherinBookLady yay! Let me know what you think 😁 4mo
SlytherinBookLady @Nik_reads for sure!! Im gonna start it either tonight or tomorrow morning 4mo
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FeatherV
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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! 6mo
jackilynn @TheSpineView yeah it definitely took a dark turn I wasn't expecting 😂 6mo
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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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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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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) 7mo
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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. 7mo
Sharpeipup @Tamra it‘s a mix of classical mix. 7mo
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LokiDokey
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#fairytalereadingchallenge
I keep having issues getting the books off wait-list during the correct months. I'm going to continue reading them as they come.

3 More Alice books : Allison in Underland series
12 Dancing Princesses : House of Salt & Sorrow

Blueberry Pretty pages... 7mo
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JessClark78
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Not a great weekend for reading. I only managed to get four hours of reading done. Finished almost the first half of House of Salt and Sorrows.

#20in4 #Readathon #FairytaleReadingChallenge

Andrew65 Every little helps. Thanks for playing along 😊 8mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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A brilliant book! Read for the May #Buzzwordathon - House/Home 4.5/5

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DarkMina
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80 of 2021. A good retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I really enjoyed it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#fairytalereadingchallenge

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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I'm not terribly familiar with the tale of the The Twelve Dancing Princesses, so I wasn't too sure what to expect. But it was not a YA/horror/fantasy story. I was into it though. #FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

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JessClark78
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Andrew65 Looks great. 8mo
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Outofcontroltbr
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Literally slow clap 👏 leading into an absolute crescendo of noise. I loved every second of this book and the twisty wavy roads it took me both emotionally and imaginary. That‘s it that‘s all you need to go read this book today

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Meeko93
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This book took so many twists and turns and I loved it!!

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Adored this one! 9mo
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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 23th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

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Ash.on.the.line
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The cover of this got me right away! I saw it posted a few times and knew I had to get it!
I‘m trying to reacquaint myself with my TBR while on a book buying ban for the month!
#marchinthetitle21 #houseinthetitle

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StuckOnChapter13
Mehso-so

This book was ambitious. I loved the eerie tone that is used throughout the novel and the sisterly bonds we see with the character's interactions. I do admit that I would have loved a map of the chosen setting since it was composed of many islands and information sheets about all the religions and gods used in the story. I still believe that if you share a soft spot for the tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, you should give this a shot.

brittanythebookdragon I agree that I wanted a map! 11mo
Tianarose Yes! A map is a must for this book. 11mo
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brittanythebookdragon
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It‘s gothic, spooky, romantic, suspenseful. ALL THE THINGS! I loved trying to guess if it was a curse, bad luck, a deal with the devil, magic or just a damn bad guy murdering the sisters. The madness and playing on what‘s real or not. The utter heartbreak of losing loved ones. The hope of maybe it‘s over. The hope of love and a future. The mythology of their religions. It was just perfection. This book was legitimately all the things I love.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Mehso-so

In a manor by the sea, one by one, twelve sisters are cursed. Sisters keep mysteriously dying and family believes they have been cursed. I enjoyed this book. The mixing of fantasy and a mystery got me hooked but I had an idea pretty early on who was responsible for the chaos in Annaleigh‘s family. There isn‘t much character development but the plot kept me intrigued and the pace of the story kept me going. It was def a fun read.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Mitch Such a pity it wasn't a better read for you, because the cover and matching book mark are ace! 12mo
TheNeverendingTBR Love the bookmark!! 🐙💫 12mo
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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I almost never read creepy books, & this was definitely a creepy book! I never knew what to expect, but this was one where you could, and probably should, just sit back & enjoy the ride.The belief system was really interesting & introduced in a way that seemed organic,more showing than telling,which I appreciated. I liked the writing, the characters, & the bit of romance. If you‘re looking for a creepy fantasy read, I‘d recommend this one!

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BookishGirl06
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I loved this. It was interesting trying to figure out what was really happening. I ended up being right about an earlier suspicion I had. The slow burn romance was pretty good too

AkashaVampie that bookmark is gorgeous! 12mo
kimmypete1 Love that cover! 12mo
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Tianarose
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Book Haul!! 🤩😍 Bonus surprise when one is signed. And yes this may be my third edition of Jane Eyre ☺️

HOTPock3tt Where did you get your edition of Jane eyre! 😍I‘ve never seen that one! @Tianarose 12mo
Tianarose @HOTPock3tt I got it on book outlet. It is gorgeous. I have the phantom of the opera and little women in this style as well! They have a lot of good classics in this style too 12mo
HOTPock3tt Oh wow! Thanks for letting me know!! 😍 @Tianarose I‘ve been looking for a good copy of it... (edited) 12mo
Tianarose @HOTPock3tt glad to help! They also have the softest faux leather cover 😍 12mo
HOTPock3tt It LOOKS soft in the picture! 😍 @Tianarose 12mo
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BookishGirl06
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What I‘m currently reading at the moment and it‘s so pretty

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ParkerFinn
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This was a better book than I thought it would be. It was dark and haunting. And the ending was much better than I thought it would end. A lovely reading and I had the best time! Definitely a book I recommend!

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mylilbooknookx
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I easily get sucked into buying books with pretty covers. House of Salt and Sorrows is no exception 😍
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#HouseofSaltandSorrows #ErinACraig #BarnesandNoble #NewBook #Beauitful

Elizabeth2 This book is as beautiful as its cover! Enjoy! 😍 13mo
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thoughts_brewery
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Initial thoughts- Puts you on the edge of the seat right from the start

Powered_By_Plants This one sounds great! 🤩 love those pretty lights 13mo
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KateReadsYA
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ So magical. Excitement through out the book and it was everything I wanted! Very happy to add this beauty to my bookshelf. 💕

Traci1 That's a beautiful book. 😍 14mo
magicalshelves I also really liked this one! 14mo
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bibliobard
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OMG THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC! I want to know more about this world, it‘s a great reimagining of the 12 Dancing Princesses story which has always been a fave fairy tale of mine! It has ghosts and goddesses and all kinds of creepiness for this season.

I finished some other books this weekend too - so close to #bookspinbingo. Will tag in comments, but my points for this post are: 206
#Screamathon2020 #Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness

bibliobard This was a verse book about a girl and her ghostly boyfriend — not a bad read. 1y
bibliobard And the other book that I am including for point totals in this post is this one. Which was just...weird. Spooky and weird and I can‘t decide if I liked it or not. 1y
bibliobard So the 3 books are all on theme for a total of 45 points. I am reading for the #Screamathon2020 challenge so that was 16 hours of reading (160 points). And then participation point. 1y
4thhouseontheleft Sounds good! 🎃 1y
TheAromaofBooks Awesome progress!! I've been meaning to read this one! 1y
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MeesesPieces
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I just finished reading this book and I‘m speechless! I haven‘t read a book in a day in a long time! I loved all the characters (maybe not the villains) and Annaleigh and Cassius were my favorites. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going another twist turned me into another direction. It was definitely a creepy story with ghosts in a big house with so much going on you think you‘re going to lose you own mind while reading! 5 stars!

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MrsBibliophile
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Is this book on your TBR list/stack yet? It should be. I loved this novel immensely! I adored the character development and the easy flow of the plot. There were twists, mysterious characters and intrigue! Such a brilliantly eerie tale and a perfect way to ring in the Halloween season.

Love fantasy? This book is definitely for you!

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

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MrsBibliophile
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"It skirted my skin like a whispered promise made in shadows."

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bookaddict30
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Rating: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: I was shocked that I loved this book so much since it was listed as a YA Horror Mystery and normally I hate Horror Books!!

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thereadinglux
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Starting this tonight to drag myself out of this reading slump.

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bookaddict30
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Starting Book 13 of October and Book 156 of 2020!!

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AmyTheBookdragon
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An amazingly written, absolutely terrifying and swoon worthy masterpiece! This book blew me away, I kept hearing a lot about this book so decided to try it myself, and wow! The writing is pure magic, I harely ever get creeped out by books, and this one had me FREAKED OUT. The plot was so unpredictable and beautifully woven, I would have never of guessed any of it. I loved the mystery, the whole mythology and the romance was just sweet. 5/5 😍

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AmyTheBookdragon
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Starting this one today, I've heard so much about it I just have to read it for myself!

#YA #YoungAdult #horror #romance #retelling #Creepy #halloweenreads #HistoricalFiction #Gothic

Elizabeth2 I really liked this book. Beautiful writing to go with that cover. Enjoy! 1y
AmyTheBookdragon @Elizabeth2 I've just finished it... and adored it!! 1y
Elizabeth2 @AmyTheBookdragon so glad! I read it with my book club. We have very different tastes, and yet we all loved this book. Dark, romantic, magical, creepy, mysterious, suspenseful. What more could you ask for? 😃 1y
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StaceyKondla
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 182 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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Read-y_Picker
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This book gets a bunch of stars. As someone not accustomed to reading YA, I almost bailed on this pretty early on. Lots of family moments, little kids running around, cute, innocent interactions. So glad I stuck with it though. The climax hit like a hurricane, blizzard, tornado all at once. Suddenly the story became super interesting, inventive, unexpected. Definitely worth it!

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Linda_Bloodworth_Author
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Just started this and so far I'm interested. I totally am curious about this book so far.

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anwade88
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this. The eeriness and atmospheric aspect was nice. There were some things I really loved about it and I was rooting for the protagonist. But the pacing was too slow and I found the storyline predictable (which is atypical for me.) I did love the ending.