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Today I have a review of Small Favors By Erin Craig

Small Favors

by Erin A. Craig

Random House Children’s

Delacorte Press

Pub Date 27 Jul 2021


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.

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.


Please excuse any grammatical errors, or typos. I have done my best, but in reality I am just reader. and will leave the writing to all the incredible authors out there.


This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.


Small Favors is the newest book from the very talented author Erin A. Craig.

Craig is a spectacular writer, she cleverly takes classic fairytales and twists and bends them into something very creepy gothic.

Beekeeper Ellerie Downing, is an eighteen year old beekeeper living in an isolated town of Amity Falls. A dark ominous forests surrounds the little town and its inhabitants. Earlier settlers fought and kept the monstrous creatures lurking in the dense forest. Ellerie, doesn’t believe in the handed down tales, she is busy with her Bee hives and her young siblings. She is restricted as is norm for women living in Amity Falls, unlike her brother Sam who is allowed freedom. In a series of events, rumors about the creatures have started up as some of townspeople are meeting some horrific endings.

Woo hoo, I really enjoyed reading this newest book by the author Erin Craig who dazzled us with the House of Salt and Sorrows. Which was a darkish take on The Twelve Dancing Princesses. This book takes its inspiration from The Brothers Grim Rumpelstiltskin, but Craig uses her own signature lyrical prose making a spectacular tale. I love that the romance wasn’t overly done, and I found it perfect for books storyline.

Erin Craig delivers a well-written, unique and twisty read here that had me pretty much-questioning everything that was happening within the pages of this book.

The way that the details were revealed to me as a reader was extremely well-done and the setting was creepily atmospheric which I totally loved! Once again I was completely immersed within the pages of this authors fleshed out characters lives.

I highly recommend this book if you enjoy bent, twisted, fairytale gothics!

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