Salt & Storm

Paperback | August 11, 2015

byKendall Kulper

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Dream-teller. Storm-raiser. Prisoner.
Avery Roe is her mother's captive, and she has fought her whole life to escape and take her rightful place as the witch of Prince Island. Though the island is nothing more than a windswept rock out in the ocean, the witch's power is legendary, and it is Avery's birthright. But when Avery foretells her own murder, she knows her life is about to change--many times over. Amid the swirling currents and rising storms of betrayal, first love, and family secrets, she fights to save herself.

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Dream-teller. Storm-raiser. Prisoner.Avery Roe is her mother's captive, and she has fought her whole life to escape and take her rightful place as the witch of Prince Island. Though the island is nothing more than a windswept rock out in the ocean, the witch's power is legendary, and it is Avery's birthright. But when Avery foretells h...

Kendall Kulper grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Boston with her husband, daughter, and dog. She graduated from Harvard University, where she studied history and literature. Thanks toSalt & StormandDrift & Dagger, she knows more about nineteenth-century whaling than she ever imagined.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.12 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316404527

ISBN - 13:9780316404525

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from DNF review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life I was actually pretty excited for Salt & Storm. The synopsis promises romance and magic set in around the Victorian era. I was totally sold. Those are some of my magic words. Unfortunately from where I was able to push myself to read to Salt & Storm sure wasn't delivering. Avery is a witch. She's part of a long line of Roe women who have watched over Prince Island. They primarily make charms that keep the sailors safe at sea. Avery wants to take up her rightful place as witch of the island but her mother has a different opinion. Her mother wants nothing to do with magic or Avery's grandmother, so she takes Avery to live in town. She than marries the minister and Avery is forced into a life of imprisonment. She's allowed out of the house at certain times but whenever she thinks of returning to her grandmother it's like an invisible line is holding her to her mother's house. Than Avery meets the mysterious Tane. A sailor from the south Pacific. Tane has specifically come to Prince Island for Avery. He's heard about her powers interpreting dreams, so he wants her help. In return he promises to help Avery remove herself from under her mothers power so she can return to her grandmother in the hopes that she can stop her own murder. My biggest problem was the lack of anything. It took me three days of pushing myself to just read a chapter at a time. I finally got to 39% and just couldn't push myself to finish the book. I was beyond bored. Salt & Storm has a very very slow plot. I'm all for world building and character development but there's got to be some kick in there too. My attention span needs to be fed or I'm going to find myself glazing over pages. Where I was able to read to before finally giving up Tane had just worked his magic to get Avery away from her mother. You'd think that would be the turning point in the book, Avery is finally going to tell her mother to go to hell and we're going to meet her grandmother. But I just didn't care enough to find out if that's true. The plot may very well pick up from there but with the disappointing lack of magic throughout the first 164 pages I'm thinking not. I know a lot of books synopsis' can be misleading, but when I see the word witch I'm setting my expectations high. I want to see magic. Lots of it. I also could not deal with anymore from, Avery. She is a petty little brat. I can understand wanting to get away from her hypocritical, controlling mother. But using her friend when it's obviously a situation he'll not come through unscathed is terrible. And than when he loses the life he's built up and is forced to become a sailor- something he never wanted to be- there's barely a sorry spoken from Avery. She's more worried about herself and what the hell she's going to do now. She's also super fast to judge and lose her temper. I can just imagine her whiny voice when she's being patronizing to Tane and really just about anyone she comes into contact with and if that didn't make me want to punch her in the throat... I barely got to know Tane, but he seemed like a cool guy. It's just unfortunate that Avery had to ruin the book from me getting to know more of him. I just can't really imagine this epic romance between them. The poor guy is going to have to put up with a lot. It sucks that I had to DNF Salt & Storm. But I've learned that there's no point in making myself read something I'm not enjoying. There is so so so many books on my TBR that want my attention, too. Salt & Storm just wasn't the book for me. Doesn't mean it won't work for someone else. In fact the reviews on it are pretty good. And just because I DNF now doesn't mean I won't ever come back to it. Just at this point and time I am closing the book with a bookmark still in.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review from Hiver et Cafe This is a fantastic historical paranormal read. I haven't read a book about witches that I enjoyed this much in some time. The concept of how the Roe women get their power is really well done and I didn't anticipate for it turn out in the way it did. I enjoyed Avery's character with her stubbornness and her ambition to become the witch of Prince Island. She's a very typical teenager in a sense in which she hates her mother for keeping her away from her grandmother and therefore also preventing her from learning the Roe tradition of witchcraft. It's written in a way that in the beginning I thought that her mother was being senselessly cruel, but later the reasons behind her mother's actions are revealed. Tane is an interesting character since he also has magic of his own and comes from a different island. Avery's grandmother always warned her about strange magics. Obviously, he's the love interest and as I was reading, their relationship just seemed to start out of nowhere. I was like, "Whoa. Okay." I would have liked to learn a little more about Tane, though it doesn't seem like that's going to happen because this book seems to be a stand alone. The incorporation of all the whales in this book is interesting and especially since the book takes place in an era where there is so much dependency on whales for their oil and for corset boning. Avery goes into a little rant about whales and all their purposes and how the island and the whalers know that the whale population is declining, but those who use the whale products most often, away from the industry, are unaware. I have a lot of feels for this book. I pretty much sobbed through the last quarter of the book. It's an incredibly original story and one of the most fantastic reads I've had all year. I'm definitely picking up a copy when it releases, no matter what my wallet says. (Sorry, wallet!)
Date published: 2014-09-09

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"The well-developed romance between Tane and Avery is searing."-The Bulletin