House of Salt and Sorrows

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Adı:
House of Salt and Sorrows
Baskı tarihi:
2 Nisan 2019
Sayfa sayısı:
320
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9781984831927
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
English
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they 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 the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters 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.
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Bu kitapla ilgili karmaşık duygulara sahibim. Beğendiğim ve beğenmediğim çok fazla şey oldu okurken, bu nedenle hangi tarafın ağır bastığından emin olamıyorum.
Grimm Kardeşlerin On İki Dans Eden Prenses masalının retellingi olan kitap çok daha karanlık bir şekilde işlenmiş. Annaleigh; kız kardeşleri, babası ve ailelerine yeni katılmış olan üvey annesiyle beraber Highmoor'da yaşamakta. Talihsiz olaylar sonucu önce annesinin ardından da kız kardeşlerinin bazılarının ölmesi sebebiyle de adada ailelerinin lanetli olduğu söylentisi dolaşıyor. Bunlardan uzaklaşmak isteyen Annaleigh ve kardeşleri gizli bir kapıdan geçip balolara katılıyor ve gün ağarana kadar dans ediyorlar.
Buraya kadar her şey tamam.
Fakat açıkçası karakterler bana fazla sığ geldi. Gerçekten var olan kişiler değil de ipin ucunda oynatılan kuklalar gibi hissettiriyorlardı. Çok katmanlı, derin karakterler oluşturulmaya çalışılırken kendi söyledikleri ve yaptıkları birbirine uymayan karakterler yaratılmıştı. Bir kalıba uymaya zorlanmış gibiydiler. Sevmedim.
Kitabın genel havası hoşuma gitti, bazı kısımları okurken çok gerildim. Bunların yanında cenaze törenlerini ve adalıların inançlarını, ana karanın kültüründen bağımsız bir kültüre sahip olmalarını da çok beğendim.
Yani, okunur mu? Evet okunur.
Ama çok yüksek beklentiyle değil.
İyi okumalar.
“The High Mariner says Pontus created our islands and the people on them. He scooped salt from the ocean tides for strength. Into that was mixed the cunning of a bull shark and the beauty of the moon jellyfish. He added the seahorse’s fidelity and the curiosity of a porpoise. When his creation was molded just so—two arms, two legs, a head, and a heart—Pontus breathed some of his own life into it, making the first People of the Salt. So when we die, we can’t be buried in the ground. We slip back into the water and are home.”
“When Zephyr wakes Pontus, bringing warm winds to thaw the ice. Pontus uses his trident to shift warm currents back to us. The fish return, and the kelp grows green and thick.”
Cassius leaned in, one of his hands bumping against mine. “You know, most people call that spring.”

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Adı:
House of Salt and Sorrows
Baskı tarihi:
2 Nisan 2019
Sayfa sayısı:
320
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9781984831927
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
English
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they 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 the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters 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.

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