Salt & Storm - YA Review by Ella O

Reader: Ella O.
Age: 14
Title: Salt & Storm
Author: Kendall Kulper
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: 09/23/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The story of Avery Roe. The granddaughter of the witch of the island. Avery is in line to be the next witch, but her mother who was denied the role is determined to stop her. Avery was told that witches needed pain to make magic but didn't realize that pain comes in different forms.
Memorable or Forgettable: The ending will be memorable for me because of how it took me by surprise.
Cover: I really liked the title so that was what encouraged me to pick up the book.  The knot on the front of the book does reflect the contents of the book and I think it should stay there.
Age Range: 12 through 13
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments: Beautiful - if tear jerking - plot twist at the end there.
Annotation: A beautiful book with twists and turns that grasps you tightly and doesn't let go till the end.

tags:  historical romance / coming of age / supernatural / magic / ya lit

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