• La malédiction de Highmoor

    Erin A. Craig

    Douze soeurs s'en allaient au bal...
    Au manoir de Highmoor, isolé au milieu d'un vaste océan, le duc Thaumas a déjà perdu quatre de ses filles dans de dramatiques circonstances : noyade, chute, maladie...
    L'une d'elles, Annaleigh, refuse de croire à la folle rumeur selon laquelle elles seraient toutes maudites. En enquêtant sur le tragique accident de sa soeur Eulalie, Annaleigh découvre un passage caché dans la falaise. Une porte mystérieuse ouvre sur un royaume qui fait oublier tous leurs soucis aux jeunes duchesses. Noyées dans la joie et les fêtes, elles dansent jusqu'à l'aube, comme envoutées.
    Seule Annaleigh réussit à s'arracher à ces bals hypnotiques, déterminée à comprendre la puissante malédiction de Highmoor, au risque comme ses soeurs d'y perdre la vie...

    Librement inspiré du conte des frères Grimm Le Bal des douze princesses, ce roman de fantasy aux accents horrifiques rappelle les films de Guillermo del Toro et l'atmosphère vénéneuse de Rebecca de Daphné du Maurier.

  • "Step inside a fairy tale."--Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval Get swept away by the New York Times bestseller that Melissa Albert, author of The Hazel Wood , calls "eerie" and "lovely." As one by one her beautiful sisters mysteriously die on their isolated island estate, Annaleigh must unravel the curse that haunts her family. Be careful who you dance with... 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. Get ready to be swept away. "An eerie, lovely Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling full of ghosts and gods and a fascinating waterfront world and I'm reading it from behind my fingers."--Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood


    Erin A Craig

    B>From the New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows comes a mesmerizing and chilling novel that''s The Village meets Needful Things about a girl who must pay a price to make her secret wishes true./b>br>br>Ellerie Downing lives in the quiet town of Amity Falls in the Blackspire Mountain range--five narrow peaks stretching into the sky like a grasping hand, bordered by a nearly impenetrable forest from which the early townsfolk fought off the devils in the woods. To this day, visitors are few and rare. But when a supply party goes missing, some worry that the monsters that once stalked the region have returned.br>br>As fall turns to winter, more strange activities plague the town. They point to a tribe of devilish and mystical creatures who promise to fulfill the residents'' deepest desires, however grand and impossible, for just a small favor. But their true intentions are much more sinister, and Ellerie finds herself in a race against time before all of Amity Falls, her family, and the boy she loves go up in flames. br>br>Small Favors is a beautifully creepy gothic tale loosely based on the fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin.