All Hallows Reading
Join YA "Sisters Grimm" Erin A. Craig, Elizabeth Lim, and Victoria Lee for a spooky panel celebrating Erin's latest novel Small Favors, a mesmerizing and chilling fairy-talesque novel about Ellerie Downing, a young woman in a small town with monsters lurking in the trees and dark desires hidden in the shadows.
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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.
About the Author
Erin A. Craig has always loved telling stories. 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. Her debut novel, House of Salt and Sorrows, has sold over 100,000 copies since it burst onto the scene in 2019.
About the Hosts
Victoria Lee grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent her childhood writing ghost stories and fantasizing about attending boarding school. She has a Ph.D. in psychology, which she uses to overanalyze fictional characters and also herself. Lee is the author of A Lesson in Vengeance as well as The Fever King and its sequel, The Electric Heir. She lives in New York City with her partner, cat, and malevolent dog. Visit her online at victorialeewrites.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @sosaidvictoria.
Elizabeth Lim grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was raised on a hearty diet of fairy tales, myths, and songs. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth was a professional film and video game composer, and she still tends to come up with her best book ideas when writing near a piano. An alumna of Harvard College and the Juilliard School, she now lives in New York City with her husband and her daughter. Spin the Dawn (book 1 in the Blood of Stars duology) was her first original novel, and Unravel the Dusk is her second. She is also a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling "A Twisted Tale..." series. Visit her at elizabethlim.com Follow her on Twitter at @LizLim Follow her on Instagram at @elimpix
A POPSUGAR Best Book of July Pick!
★"[A] gloriously dark fairy tale...Erin A. Craig has conjured a spellbinding tale of magic and horror."—Shelf Awareness, starred review
“If you’re looking for a book to give you goosebumps as you read, you’re going to want to add this one to your TBR!”—The Nerd Daily
"A chilling tale about what lurks in the shadows of the people you think you know."—TOR
“Small Favors by Erin A. Craig will give you chills no matter how hot it is outside."—Popsugar
"An engrossing combination of the supernatural and human psychology."—Kirkus
"Small Favors is as much about humanity as it is about horror. Perfect for readers who love mysteries and the macabre."—BookPage
"Fans of Brenna Yovanoff and Erin Bowman will enjoy this lushly built, ominous rural America."—PW
"Craig twists a slow-burn fairy tale around classic horror tropes that ultimately land on satisfying beats."—SLJ
Praise for HOUSE OF SALT AND SORROWS:
“Haunting, atmospheric, and immersive.”--Bustle
“Nothing short of both haunting and mesmerizing. . .a perfect step into escapism and away from real life.”--Hypable
"It’s a fairy tale, a young-adult romance (though gothic enough for adult readers) and a whodunit too."--The Wall Street Journal
"Chilling and atmospheric."--Laura E. Weymouth, author of The Light Between Worlds
"Evocative details and lyrical, moody prose . . . a richly conceived story that blends mythic and Gothic storytelling."--PW
"The novel’s vivid, evocative atmosphere will please fans of the gothic . . . chills aplenty."--The Bulletin
"Equal parts gothic fairy tale and romance . . . compulsively readable."—SLJ
"This moody maritime retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses blends elements of suspense and horror for a gothic twist on a familiar tale. A memorably built world populated with a hauntingly doomed family."--Booklist