A review by whatischellereading
House of Salt and Sorrows, by Erin A. Craig

adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


Annaleigh and her sisters live a sheltered life at Highmoor.  Four sisters have died in a short space of time, each death more tragic than the last.   Annaleigh begins to wonder if her sisters deaths were accidents... When Annaleigh meets a mysterious stranger, will she be the next to die?

I'm all over the place with how I feel about this book.  I enjoyed reading it but it left me feeling the most depressed I've felt since really a book.  It was all just a bit too morbid and gloomy for my taste.  That being said I really like the concept of the book and did enjoy the storyline but feel it could have been doing with just a little less death... *SPOILER* - the death of two small children was just not required in my book.  I have a thing about kids dying needlessly (much like most human beings...) 

I would recommend this book to people who can deal with a bit more of a sombre fantasy but I don't feel like I'd be in a rush to read it again...

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