Book Review → Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Young Adult Fiction // Categories: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette Book Group)
Format: eARC • 416 pages
Rating: 2 stars

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Salt & Storm follows a young girl named Avery who was born into a family where the women become witches. Avery wants to become the next witch of Prince Island, but her mom refuses to let her learn from her grandma (the current witch) and has even put a curse on her to keep her away. Avery is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her destiny in becoming a witch, even if it means sacrificing certain things.

To be honest, I'm not really sure how I feel about Salt & Storm. It took me AGES to get through the first half because the development of characters and the "feel" of Prince Island happened very slowly. There were also a lot of repetitive things happening (for example, Avery's multiple attempts to break her mom's curse) that kept me away from continuing the story.

Luckily, I'm someone who HAS to finish a book she starts. Am I glad I finished this one? YES! I was glued to the screen during the last half—it was packed with action, which I wished was evenly distributed throughout the whole book, and I (surprisingly) ended up caring about a character that I initially had no feelings for.

As a debut novel, I liked it. If you enjoy stories about witches and magic, I think you'd enjoy the story.


In Salt & Storm, Avery is able to interpret dreams. What is the weirdest dream you've ever had? Would you wish for someone to interpret it so you could find out what it means?

Thank you to NetGalley and Little, Brown for allowing me to read and review Salt & Storm before its release!


  1. Slow development is something I can always deal with, so long as it's really developing, but repetitive events are much harder for me. I need to get to this one ASAP, so I'm glad to know that now. :) I'm glad you stuck to it and enjoyed the second half!!