5 Quotes from 5 Books

These are five of my favourite quotes from the last 5 books that I have completed!

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

“Sometimes, to regain sanity, one had to acknowledge and embrace the madness.”

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The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

“Trust is won in years. Not words.”

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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

“Nights like this were meant to be shared, remembers, and talked about for years. Skies like this were meant to be kissed under.”

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All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth

“In many ways, my mother, my father—the people I was closest to, the people who meant the most to me—were strangers. Beautiful strangers.”

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Paper Towns by John Green

“It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.”

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House of Salt and Sorrow Review

39679076Very Atmospheric!

In this book we are following the perspective of Annaleigh who lives in a manor by the sea with her father the Duke and her 7 sisters. The mainlanders believe that Annaleigh and her family are cursed because four of her sisters have recently died under mysterious circumstances.

I liked Annaleigh though at times I found her to be a little naïve and I felt she read a lot younger than what her age really is. I’m guessing because they are so sheltered at Highmoor and haven’t had a lot of interaction with boys her age, the whole blushing routine whenever she has a conversation with someone of the opposite sex got a little tedious for me. We do see her evolve and take more of a stand throughout the course of the book and I liked that she showed her stepmother a little empathy even though she definitely didn’t deserve it!

I thought the atmosphere of the book was fantastic. It was definitely eerie and mysterious. I enjoyed how what I would assume the origin and the lore of the original story was woven into this adaptation. I have heard of the twelve dancing princesses before but I haven’t actually read it.

The mystery aspect at first I thought was very well done but when it actually got down to the wire about who was responsible it was pretty obvious to me. It didn’t really take any of my enjoyment out of the experience but all of the predictions I made throughout my read by and large came true.

The pacing was a little bit off at times. The beginning I thought really captured my attention and was very engaging and then there were a few sections in the middle of the story that was a little harder to get through and then the ending felt a little rushed to me. It felt like everything was kind of exposed suddenly and then wrapped up equally suddenly.

However, I really enjoyed this book. It ebbed and flowed and had me intrigued enough to finish it quite quickly!

⭐️3.5/5 Dark, trippy, twisted!