Cassandra Khaw: The Salt Grows Heavy (Hardcover, 2023, Titan Books) 4 stars

Myths are full of lies. This is not one of them.

Fleeing the downfall of …

A beautiful and horrific love story

5 stars

I loved this and I needed to sit with it a while after I finished, before starting my next book. It's a body-horror/fairytale/love story between a 'mermaid' on land and her (plague) doctor, as they intervene in a morbid cult run by three false saints. It's like nothing I've read before (okay, maybe it's a bit T. Kingfisher-y - a good thing) and it's really beautifully written.