Friday, 5 September 2014

Review: The Witch of Salt & Storm

The Witch of Salt and Storm
Publication Date: September 4th 2014        
Publisher: Orchard Books
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~

Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the sea witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers safe and prosperous at sea. But before she could learn how to control her power, her mother - the first Roe woman in centuries to turn her back on magic - steals Avery away from her grandmother. Avery must escape before her grandmother dies, taking with her the secrets of the Roe's power.

The one magical remnant left to Avery is the ability to read dreams, and one night she foresees her own murder. Time is running short, both for her and for the people of her island who need the witches' help to thrive.

Avery has never read a dream that hasn't come true, but a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane tells her he can help her change her fate. Becoming a witch may prevent her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers it will also require a sacrifice she never expected. And as she falls in love with Tane, she learns it is his life and hers that hang in the balance.

A sweeping romance with a spellbinding twist - from a talented new voice in YA fiction.

I'll start by saying I don't regret reading The Witch of Salt and Storm- and kudo's if you read it and get that reference, and I'm just going to go put on The Cure and go cry for a while because I do not accept how it ended. Nope. Nope. Nope. It didn't, okay? Okay, it's not that painful, honest. But the thing is, the symbolism in here is just ahhhhhhhhh, everything you think is going to happen, happens, just not in the way you (or Avery for that matter) imagined it would happen so it just pulls you along with the emotional waves .