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House of Roots and Ruin

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About the Book

Title:House of Roots and Ruin (Sisters of Salt #2) 

Author: Erin Craig

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Published Date: July 25, 2023

Buy it: Amazon (blog books)

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A modern masterpiece, this is a classic Gothic thriller-fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Erin A. Craig, about doomed love, menacing ambition, and the ghosts that haunt us forever.

In a manor by the sea, one sister is still cursed.

Despite dreams of adventures far beyond the Salann shores, seventeen-year-old Verity Thaumas has remained at her family’s estate, Highmoor, with her older sister Camille, while their sisters have scattered across Arcannia.

When their sister Mercy sends word that the Duchess of Bloem—wife of a celebrated botanist—wants Verity to paint a portrait of her son, Alexander, Verity jumps at the chance, but Camille won’t allow it. Forced to reveal the secret she’s kept for years, Camille tells Verity the truth. Verity is still seeing ghosts, she just doesn’t know it.

Stunned, Verity flees Highmoor that night and—with nowhere else to turn—makes her way to Bloem. At first, she is captivated by the luxurious landscape and is drawn to the charming, and impossibly handsome Alexander Laurent. And soon, to her surprise, a romance . . . blossoms.

It’s not long before Verity is plagued with nightmares, and the darker side of Bloem shows its sickly-sweet façade. . . .

Review of House of Roots and Ruin

How could I not read this book after the fabulous reviews for the first book, House of Salt & Sorrows? My bad here, since I didn’t read #1 first. As luck would have it, House of Roots and Ruins spends an enormous amount of time bringing readers up to speed. Meet the younger sister, Verity, our main character. The setting of the gardens is lovely, the author does a fabulous job of taking time to smell the flowers. The beginning pace was too slow for my attention span. But once the tension began to build, I understood what everyone was talking about. Suspense ensues over family secrets and tales of the past with horrific twists and undeniable suspense. I had a hard time keeping all the names straight but there was fair warning by reading the name-heavy description. I will go back and read the first book!

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows and Small Favors, Erin A. Craig has always loved telling stories.

After getting her B.F.A. from the University of Michigan, in Theatre Design and Production, she stage managed tragic operas with hunchbacks, séances, and murderous clowns, then decided she wanted to write books that were just as spooky.

An avid reader, embroidery enthusiast, rabid basketball fan, and collector of typewriters, Erin makes her home in West Michigan with her husband and daughter. 


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