I purchased the House of Salt and Sorrows on a recommendation from a book group. I was looking for a stand-alone as I didn’t want to get into another book series yet. For a book based on the twelve dancing princesses this was not what I expected but I really enjoyed this book
This an eerie tale set by the sea. With four sisters dead, the villagers are convinced that Annaleigh and her sisters have been cursed by the Gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts.
I really enjoyed this book, it started off a bit slow but really picked up half way through. It is eerie and spooky. Annaleigh is a great character. She is a genuinely nice person but is also strong and independent. She trusts her instincts even when others doubt her.
I wasn’t overly into the romance. It just didn’t work for me. The relationship was bland and weak in my opinion.
Annaleighs sister are quite shallow but that is to be expected with there upbringing. Overall I did enjoy the story. The gothic feel and haunting atmosphere was immersive.