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House of Roots and Ruin by Erin A. Craig

charlotte_'s review

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

4.0

epacheco217's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense 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? Yes

4.25

reading_demon's review

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

5.0

When I first picked up House of Salt and Sorrows, I did not have any expectations, nor did I think it would become one of my favourite books. 

Fast forward to House of Roots and Ruin. It had been a number of years since I read the first Sisters of the Salt. I was considering re-reading the first one again, just in case I forgot something that would be critical for this book. That worry was unwarranted. 

Overall, this book was even better than the first, which is saying something. Erin is a master of creating a world filled with dark and mysterious aspects. She can create suspenseful twists, with unsuspecting rich villains along with protagonist characters you will absolutely root for. 

I didn't think it could get any better until I read that ending. I still can't get over it! Erin, please keep doing what you're doing!

katieoneil93's review against another edition

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mysterious slow-paced

4.0

nabu1701's review

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

4.0

tinky47's review

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5.0

Verity Thaumaus, the youngest of the cursed sisters has grown up on a island manor. She’s lived in a world of ghosts, unknowingly. When Verity is offered a commission to paint a Duke’s son in a faraway country, her own Duchess sister denies her permission. Wanting to be free from her limited life Verity travels in the dark of night to Bloem, and the manor of the Duke and Duchess who love everything green and growing. In this flourishing atmosphere she a modest romance grows between Verity and her subject. As their relationship grows and she learns of this land dark secrets begin to unfold. Meanwhile, she is keeping her ghostly visions a secret from the family. The beauty of the land, the home, and their perfections comes through many sacrifices and Verity finds herself fighting for what could be her new home.

brjohnson's review

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dark mysterious medium-paced

3.5

sunrae_booknook's review

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

5.0

THAT ENDING

 BSFFR!!!!!!!!!

caitsparks's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense 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

4.5

littlebogwitch's review

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

3.0