Erin A. Craig
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About Erin A. Craig
Erin A. Craig is the New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows and Small Favors. 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, an embroidery enthusiast, a rabid basketball fan, and a collector of typewriters, Erin makes her home in West Michigan with her husband and daughter,
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"Step inside a fairy tale." —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval and Once Upon a Broken Heart
“Haunting, atmospheric, and immersive.” —Bustle
“Nothing short of both haunting and mesmerizing . . . a perfect step into escapism and away from real life.” —Hypable
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. Be careful who you dance with...
And don't miss Erin Craig's Small Favors, a mesmerizing and chilling novel about dark wishes and even darker dreams.
"Unique, enchanting, and haunting."—Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of the Cursebreaker series
“Full of beasts, bargains, and blood, Small Favors is a folk horror tale that feels like a classic but is utterly fresh. Sweet, dark, and complex as wildflower honey.”—Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf
"A deliciously dark fairy tale filled with bone-chilling horror and breathtaking romance that will keep you turning the pages long into the night."—Kara Thomas, author of The Cheerleaders and That Weekend
“As dark and romantic as it haunting, Small Favors is an eerie fairytale that I couldn’t put down.”—Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching
Ellerie Downing is waiting for something to happen. Life in isolated Amity Falls, surrounded by an impenetrable forest, has a predictable sameness. Her days are filled with tending to her family's beehives, chasing after her sisters, and dreaming of bigger things while her twin, Samuel, is free to roam as he wishes.
Early town settlers fought off monstrous creatures in the woods, and whispers that the creatures still exist keep the Downings and their neighbors from venturing too far. When some townsfolk go missing on a trip to fetch supplies, a heavy unease settles over the Falls.
Strange activities begin to plague the town, and as the seasons change, it's clear that something is terribly wrong. The creatures are real, and they're offering to fulfill the residents' deepest desires, however grand, for just a small favor. These seemingly trifling demands, however, hide sinister intentions. Soon Ellerie finds herself in a race against time to stop Amity Falls, her family, and the boy she loves from going up in flames.
Erin Craig "delivers" on a story about a cute pizza delivery boy, Auriane Desombre captures a girl trying to impress her crush on TikTok, and Bill Konigsberg takes readers along on daily walks where every step brings two boys closer to love. There's roommates-to-enemies-to-something more from Rachael Lippincott, a tale of a girl with a mask-making business and her potentially famous crush from Erin Hahn, and a music-inspired meet cute from Sajni Patel. Brittney Morris sparks a connection with the help of two balcony herb gardens, Jennifer Yen writes an unconventional romance that starts with a fortune reading and a take-out order, and Natasha Preston steals hearts when a girl meets up with the boy next door in a storybook oak tree.
Romantic, realistic, sweet and uplifting, TOGETHER, APART is a collection of finding love in unexpected places during an unprecedented time . . . each with the one thing we all want: a guaranteed happy ending.
In support of the book's publication, a donation will be made to Active Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mental health education, research, and advocacy for young adults ages 14-25.
Wie schrecklich muss es gewesen sein, als Eulalie von den Klippen vor Highmoor in das kalte Meer hinabstürzte? Annaleigh kann nicht fassen, was ihrer Schwester zugestoßen ist. Vor allem nicht, weil schon drei ihrer älteren Schwestern ebenso plötzlich aus dem Leben gerissen wurden.
Jeder Tod war tragischer als der vorherige, und in den umliegenden Dörfern wird gemunkelt, dass ein Fluch über der Familie liegt.
Als ihre Schwestern erzählen, sie schleichen sich jeden Abend hinaus, um mit Prinzen auf prunkvollen Bällen bis zum Morgengrauen zu tanzen, wird Annaleigh misstrauisch: Mit wem – oder was – tanzen sie wirklich?
Fantasy mit einem Hauch Gothic-Horror.
Hypable: »Das perfekte Buch, um aus der Realität zu flüchten.«
The Bulletin: »Für Gothic-Fans … Gänsehaut in Hülle und Fülle.«
Melissa Albert: »Eine unheimliche, liebenswerte Nacherzählung des Märchens ›Die zertanzten Schuhe‹, voller Geister und Götter.«
Ein faszinierender Roman, erfüllt von Magie und dem Rascheln von Röcken in langen, dunklen Gängen.