Hi! Welcome back! Today we are answering a tag question from the #stayhomereadingrush readathon!
Today’s question is, what is the best book I’ve read during isolation?
This was a really tough choice, seeing as I’ve read some great books so far! But I have to go with House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig.
I already posted my full review on this gorgeous book, so I won’t go into too much detail here. That being said: this book was so unexpectedly incredible. I feel guilty describing it that way, but that’s exactly what it is! I hadn’t heard about this book, I hadn’t seen it being promoted, I just picked it up in Target and BAM it delivered.
This is a retelling of the 12 dancing princesses; a story I’m only vaguely familiar with. After reading this book I’m really intrigued to try more retellings of this fairy tale to see how they compare. This was gory, thrilling, suspenseful, romantic, and magical. The setting was really well done, the relationships between family members and the love interest were spot on. The plot itself is what really just hit me. I genuinely was scared a few times while reading this book, and the imagery of a few specific scenes have really stuck with me to this day (don’t be dramatic, you read this last month).
If you haven’t checked out House of Salt and Sorrows yet, and you’re into fairy tale retellings with grim twists, I think this is a great one to pick up!
Stay Home Reading Tag Questions:
How is your reading going while staying home?
Where have you been reading at home?
Best book you’ve read during isolation?
What’s your favorite feel good book?
Book you wish you could buy or borrow from the library?
Author you want to shout out during this time?
What is your Reading Rush TBR?