This week I'm not so much fangirling over an author, as I am over a particular book. Master of Salt & Bones by Keri Lake. Until last week, I'd never heard of Keri Lake or her books. Not surprising really because when it comes to reading, I'm very, very, very particular about who and what I like. I've reached that point where I rarely branch out and try new authors for fear of not liking a book. I stick to who and what I know and love. But last week, I stumbled across Master of Salt & Bones and the cover pulled me in. That whole 'never judge a book by it's cover' thing is totally true. I've read some absolute gems with covers that leave much to be desired, and I've read some absolute disasters with covers that...well, make me want to lick my kindle screen, if I'm being totally honest. But this cover. It's the most beautiful cover I've seen yet. It's dark, and pretty, and delicate and foreboding. It's perfection in print. And if you've been following me for a while, you'll know I like dark, messed, twisted stories, so when I saw this cover and the blurb to go along with it. I WAS SOLD. Albeit still a little apprehensive because if the cover was incredible and the blurb was so enticing, the book couldn't possibly be good, right? Wrong. This book is everything a dark romance should be. Though the crow is very Hitchcock and makes me want to curl into a ball and cry under my blanket, but that's just my irrational fear of all things airborne. I am completely in awe of Keri Lake. This book has set the bar for dark and disturbing, and oh so sexy romance. The way the author describes the scenes in vivid detail, I can taste the salt in the air, hear the waves crash against the shore, feel the dampness of the cave, and the eeriness of the castle. I can see the scene playing out in my head like a movie. It's twisted and wrong, and a little psychological. It even made me shed a tear. One whole tear. And I don't cry. Ever. It's a book that is impossible to put down until you've finished and then you want to just go back and reread all over again, or binge the authors entire back catalogue which I intend to do. #fangirl Want to check out the book for yourself? find it here.