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August 2019 Young Adult Fiction

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    9780375979859 9780593120934 9781984831958 Paperback / softback, Trade, , $14.99 CAD 9781984831941 Electronic book text, EPUB 9780593102916 Downloadable audio file 9781984831934 Hardback, Library binding, , $28.99 CAD
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    Lexile measure: HL700L
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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Aug 06, 2019 Carton Quantity: 12 $24.99 CAD
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House of Salt and Sorrows
By (author): Erin A. Craig
9781984831927 Hardcover English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy Aug 06, 2019
$24.99 CAD
Active 5.85 x 8.57 x 1.35 in 416 pages Random House Children's Books Delacorte Press
“Step inside a fairy tale.”—Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

Get swept away by the New York Times bestseller that Melissa Albert, author of The Hazel Wood, calls “eerie” and “lovely.” As one by one her beautiful sisters mysteriously die on their isolated island estate, Annaleigh must unravel the curse that haunts her family. Be careful who you dance with…

In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor with her sisters and their father and stepmother. Once there were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.

Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that her sister’s deaths were no accidents. The girls 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. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?

When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next. House of Salt and Sorrows is a spellbinding novel filled with magic and the rustle of gossamer skirts down long, dark hallways. Get ready to be swept away.

“An eerie, lovely Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling full of ghosts and gods and a fascinating waterfront world and I’m reading it from behind my fingers.”—Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood

Story Locale: Salten Island (fictional)

Compulsively readable: Readers will be swept up in the beautiful descriptions of dresses and finery, the lonely grounds of the estate, the sisterhood, and the sea-related details.

Mass appeal: Full of Gothic twists and turns, folklore, romance, and a dark fairy-tale quality, it feels almost like our world, but not quite. Boasting the spectacle and scope of Caraval with a vintage maritime twist, and inspired by Grimm’s The Twelve Dancing Princesses, this will entrance a wide readership.

Stunning imagery: The cinematic quality of the writing and the visually rich descriptions of luxurious balls and dresses make for a lush, compelling read.

Enthusiastic debut author: Erin is a writer in control, with no shortage of ideas for future stories.

Erin A. Craig has always loved telling stories. After getting her BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Michigan, she stage managed tragic operas filled with hunchbacks, séances, and murderous clowns, then decided she wanted to write books that were just as spooky. An avid reader, decent quilter, rabid basketball fan, and collector of typewriters, Erin makes her home in Memphis with her husband and daughter.
@Penchant4Words on Twitter and Instagram

Author Residence: Memphis, TN

Author Hometown: Spring Lake, MI

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Author Social Media: Instagram: Penchant4words; Twitter: @penchant4words;

Haunting, atmospheric, and immersive.”—Bustle

“Nothing short of both haunting and mesmerizing…a perfect step into escapism and away from real life.”—Hypable

“It’s a fairy tale, a young-adult romance (though gothic enough for adult readers) and a whodunit too.”—The Wall Street Journal

Chilling and atmospheric.”—Laura E. Weymouth, author of The Light Between Worlds

Evocative details and lyrical, moody prose …a richly conceived story that blends mythic and Gothic storytelling.“—PW

”The novel’s vivid, evocative atmosphere will please fans of the gothic…chills aplenty.“—The Bulletin

”Equal parts gothic fairy tale and romance…compulsively readable.“—SLJ

”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."—Booklist




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