Monday, February 2, 2015
Book Review: "Salt & Storm" by Kendall Kulper
Avery is an interesting character. She is quite determined and singly focused - and boy is she angry with her mother. But she allows this to keep her a little too narrow minded and unable to see the big picture or other possibilities. Tane has a way of opening this up to her. He is pretty cool, actually. I also really enjoyed the historical angle of this book - as the whaling industry in New England in the late 1800s is something I don't know nearly enough about and while some liberties were taken (as explained in the Author's Note), I really enjoyed spending time in this environment.
I had some small issues with the story though. I thought that Avery and Tane's relationship was a little rushed. Also, the beginning of the novel was a little bit on the slow side. But the pacing picked up as the novel progressed, and I was completely wrapped up in it all throughout Part Three which delivers quite an emotional punch for an ending.
I would give this to fans of historical fiction/romance, especially if they don't mind a little magic mixed in.
Salt & Storm
by Kendall Kulper
Little, Brown and Company, 2014
Source: Purchased New