Review: Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Posted September 1, 2015 by girlswit in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
Publication date: September 22nd, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Horror
Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.

“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

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Lisa’s Review:

I received an advanced copy of this book while at San Diego Comic Con. I was really excited when I got the ARC and had to read it immediately. 
I did not want to put this book down and when I was forced to due to work it was a major struggle. There were so many different twists happening throughout the book that made the ending completely unexpected. The day I finished it I arrived late to work because I had to know how it ended. 
This book reminded me a combination of The Village, Children Of The Corn with a touch of romance. This combination made this book amazing. 
The characters are developed so well it was easy to relate and connect with them. I totally felt like I knew these characters and not just the main characters. I felt this way about all of the characters. 
Ash and Rhys are twins. Ash has seen a dead girl almost all of her life. The dead girl never harmed her at all but was just hanging around. Their mother, Nina, used protection symbols on Ash to address this. Their mother often spoke about the village she was raised in, Quivira, which was where she learned about alchemy. Rhys believed Quivira is a cult commune. Nina leaves to return to Quivira indicating she was called to return. Ash and Rhys then follow her to save her.  While at Quivira, Ash meets Dane. What they learn about themselves and others in Quivira changes their thinking and their lives completely. 

I want to continue on and on about this book but I don’t want to give too much away. You all really need to read this book and when you do, come talk to me because I’d love to talk to someone about it. 

The only downfall of the book is not really about the book at all, rather it is about the next book, The Last Harvest, which I have to wait until Fall 2016 to read. UGH! It will be a very long year. 

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