House of salt and sorrows / Erin A. Craig.

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      Summary: On a remote island estate, Annaleigh Thaumas, the sixth-born of twelve sisters, enlists the aid of an alluring stranger to unravel the family curse before it claims her life.
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      CRAIG, E. A. House of salt and sorrows. [s.l.] : Delacorte Press, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 nov. 2019.
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      Craig EA. House of Salt and Sorrows. Delacorte Press; 2019. Accessed November 19, 2019.
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      Craig, E. A. (2019). House of salt and sorrows. Delacorte Press. Retrieved from
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      Craig, Erin A. 2019. House of Salt and Sorrows. Delacorte Press.
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      Craig, E. A. (2019) House of salt and sorrows. Delacorte Press. Available at: (Accessed: 19 November 2019).
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      Craig, EA 2019, House of salt and sorrows, Delacorte Press, viewed 19 November 2019, .
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      Craig, Erin A. House of Salt and Sorrows. Delacorte Press, 2019. EBSCOhost,
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      Craig, Erin A. House of Salt and Sorrows. Delacorte Press, 2019.
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      Craig EA. House of salt and sorrows [Internet]. Delacorte Press; 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 19]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1

On an isolated island in a manor overlooking the sea, Annaleigh Thaumas lives with her wealthy father, her young stepmother, and her many sisters. People call the sisters the Thaumas Dozen, but it's a misnomer now: four are dead, lost to illness or strange accidents, and people are beginning to say that the family is cursed. When her littlest sister begins seeing the ghosts of the dead girls, Annaleigh dismisses it as imagination until she, too, finds herself haunted by terrible visions. As she begins to wonder about the deaths—how accidental could they be if her sisters are not at peace?—the living Thaumas girls discover a magical doorway that transports them to lavish parties. As they dance nightly through the soles of their shoes, Annaleigh's nightmarish visions intensify, and she fears the curse may be coming to claim another sister. This moody maritime retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses blends elements of suspense and horror for a gothic twist on a familiar tale. A memorably built world populated with a hauntingly doomed family. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 June #4

Evocative details and lyrical, moody prose distinguish this tale—with strong allusions to "The Twelve Dancing Princesses"—of 12 sisters who seemingly fall under a curse, resulting in their deaths under tragic and violent circumstances over the course of several years. Debut author Craig stages the narrative in an enigmatic island realm set apart from the outside world and governed by a mythology that is connected to the ocean. The sisters (only seven remain when the story begins) live with their father and his significantly younger new wife at seaside manor Highmoor. Fearful of meeting fates similar to their siblings', all but one sister, Annaleigh, seek refuge through pageantry and nights spent dancing until dawn (fairy tale–like details abound: velvet-draped ballrooms, extravagant "fairy shoes"). Craig offers a well-placed element of grotesquerie as the sisters become puppetlike pawns controlled by a malevolent force. Certain elements—including a duplicitous central character's arc and the story's budding romance—carry a degree of predictability, but these are minor distractions in an otherwise richly conceived story that blends mythic and Gothic storytelling. Ages 12–up. Agent: Sarah Landis, Sterling Lord Literistic. (Aug.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.