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House of Roots and Ruin by Erin A. Craig

kitttycatcait's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious sad tense fast-paced

5.0

pagesofmilkandhoney's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

oddfoxsocks's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark funny mysterious sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

jennlopez's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

phoenix2's review against another edition

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3.0

House of Roots and Ruin is the second book of the Sisters of the Salt, after the House of Salt and Sorrows. And, as many other users have stated, this one is better than the first one.

Truly, one doesn't need to have read the first book to understand this one, as the author gives enough of information about the sisters and their backstories. Also, this one doesn't follow the same story as the first one, even though there are some common elements.

The story, moreover, is enjoyable, dark, and creepy at times. The romance was quite fresh, with some elements that exceed the Young Adult genre, but were an interesting view on how young girls see love and sexuality.

Also, that ending left a lot of room for a sequel.

Merged review:

House of Roots and Ruin is the second book of the Sisters of the Salt, after the House of Salt and Sorrows. And, as many other users have stated, this one is better than the first one.

Truly, one doesn't need to have read the first book to understand this one, as the author gives enough of information about the sisters and their backstories. Also, this one doesn't follow the same story as the first one, even though there are some common elements.

The story, moreover, is enjoyable, dark, and creepy at times. The romance was quite fresh, with some elements that exceed the Young Adult genre, but were an interesting view on how young girls see love and sexuality.

Also, that ending left a lot of room for a sequel.

whatkatyread87's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

torisbookspace's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

dawnslight98's review against another edition

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3.0

This book was interesting but I think it could have been edited down quite a bit.

penguin428's review against another edition

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

bellaroo's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75