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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (19): Salt and Storm

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. 

Book: Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A sweeping historical romance about a witch who foresees her own murder--and the one boy who can help change her future.

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 whalers safe at sea, but her mother has forced her into a magic-free world of proper manners and respectability. When Avery dreams she's to be murdered, she knows time is running out to unlock her magic and save herself.

Avery finds an unexpected ally in a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane--a sailor with magic of his own, who moves Avery in ways she never expected. Becoming a witch might stop her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers her magic requires a sacrifice she never prepared for.
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Historical fiction? Check. Fantasy? Check. Romance? Check. I'm sold with the book's premise and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will deliver.

So what books are you waiting on?

32 comments:

  1. Yessssssssssssss this one sounds absolutely amazing doesn't it?!? I ADORE historical fantasies gah!

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  2. Yes yes yes. This one has everything going for it so I really hope it does not disappoint! I have heard a few not so great early reviews, but I'm going to keep my mind open going into this one because it has everything I love!

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    1. I'm worried about the early reviews as well but I'm still excited to read this. I hope we love this.

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  3. I'm excited for this one too. Agree with the last poster, the reviews so far have been really varied, but trying not to read too much into them. It's definitely hyped up and fingers crossed it lives up to it. Thanks for sharing <3

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    1. I know but I'll keep my fingers crossed with you! :)

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  4. Oh I LOVE witches!!! I'm glad you do too ;) Oh men, I was wating on Gates of Thread and Stone but it has been released yesterday. Humm...The Trail of Fire I guess! :P

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    1. I love witches too! There's not enough witches book out there or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough. Haha!

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  5. This sounds magical and awesome, I can't wait for it to come out as well! Something about it reminds me of The Bone Season. Great pick this week!

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    1. I have yet to read The Bone Season so I can't comment about the similarity but I agree this book sounds awesome!

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  6. Nice! Been seeing this one around! Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. YES TO THIS BOOK SARAH!!! Cannot wait. I'm all for historical stories with a little magic and romance mixed in. Also, I'm all for tattooed harpoon boys. Just saying:)

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    1. Tattooed harpoon boys for the win! I really hope this delivers, Jenny! :)

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  8. Oooh, I'm definitely waiting for this one as well! Love the cover, and historical fantasies are my favorites! <33 *grabby hands*

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  9. Squee! Oooh Yes, Sarah! Salt and Storm sounds amazing and I'm so excited over it. I love the sound of its historical setting, the tattooed harpoon boy (of course) and the touch of magic. Great pick and hope you get your hands on it :)

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    1. IT IS EVERYTHING! I hope I can read it soon! :)

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  10. I have this one as a physical ARC, Sarah! You can borrow it after I'm done :D I hear this one has lots of whales in it, though. Haha.

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. Whales? How come? BUT OMGGGG, Faye! Will you really? I will stalk you until you finish this book.

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  11. This doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it!
    My WoW

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. I hope I really do too.

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  12. I am SO excited about this book. It sounds brilliant and I know Elizabeth Fama has already had good things to say about it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed too! :)

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    1. Oh yay! It's always a good thing when you're excited about a book, Sam. I feel good vibes coming out of this book already. :)

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  13. Looks like you're not the only one waiting! I love the premise as well, and the cover!! I've never heard of the author though but her books has a lot of love in GR. I hope this one will live up to our expectations :D

    Paula M. @ Her Book Thoughts!

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    1. I hope so too! I would be the happiest if this book live up to what I wanted to be!

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  14. I already reviewed this one and gave it a 2.5 /: I still enjoyed it, there was just a lot of issues I had. I hope you end up enjoying this one more than me, it certainly did have so much potential. I just wish that in my eyes it lived up to it. Maybe go in with this one with lowered expectations and you'll find yourself enjoying it more than me!

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    1. AWWWW, Larissa. I will have to really lower my expectations and go into this with an open mind. Thanks for the honest feedback. :)

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  15. I started this recently and although I'm only a few chapters in, I'm quite enjoying it so far! Fingers crossed this continues. :) Hope you get your hands on it as soon as it's out.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. I hope so too, Wendy! *keeping my fingers crossed with you*

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  16. Really looking forward to this one as well! ... Even though it sounds like every other YA fantasy ever, haha. (Attractive guy and instant attraction? Greatest recipe for instalove if I ever saw one.) Okay, I'll stop being such a pessimist. I really need to be more positive about books. Maybe that's why I haven't been enjoying them as much. xD

    The cover's lovely, and I love how witches seem to be portrayed as heroes here -- a lot of other books have them burned at the pyre or hunted down. Hoping that it won't be a disappointment, too!

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    1. Haha! I'm quite scared of the instalove as well, Megan. But I'm keeping my hopes up that the story would be more enjoyable. Witches are cleverly fun. Look at Hermione! Heh! :p

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