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When I found out about Kendall Kulper’s Salt & Storm, I pretty much spazzed. With witches, whales, and hot tattooed guys, it’s kind of hard not to be excited. The only bad thing is the book doesn’t come out until September. That’s too many months away if you ask me. Still, I have high hopes for this one and I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds. Take a look!
Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island’s whale men 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, stole Avery away from her grandmother. Avery must escape from her mother before her grandmother dies, taking with her the secrets of the Roes’ power.
When Avery awakens from a dream foretelling her own murder, she realizes time is running short—for her and for the people of her island, who, without the Roes, will lose their ships and the only life they know.
With the help of Tane, a tattooed harpoon boy from the Pacific Islands, Avery plots her escape from her mother and unravels the mysteries of her mother’s and grandmother’s pasts. 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—one she might not be able to make.
Available September 2014 from Little, Brown
To help tide us all over until September, there’s an Tumblr site dedicated to the book and it fills my nautical heart with joy. I have a good feeling about Ms. Kulper and Salt & Storm. A very good feeling.
So? What do you think? Doesn’t is sound absolutely amazing? Sound off in the comments!