Salt & Storm

Kendall Kulper. Little, Brown, $18 (416p) ISBN 978-0-316-40451-8
Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe always thought she would continue her family’s line, doling out spells and magical charms as the sea witch of Prince Island. That was before her mother forced her into a traditional Victorian upbringing and the dull life of a pastor’s stepdaughter. After Avery predicts her own murder through a dream, she makes increasingly desperate attempts to untangle her family secrets and unleash her magic. While Avery’s otherness sets her apart from the natives, she finds an ally in Tane, a harpoon boy with tattoos that carry powers of their own. Their tragic love story is just part of Avery’s transformation from captive daughter to a woman who can guide not just her own life, but the very wind and sea that surround her home. Debut author Kulper’s fictional whaling island, off the Massachusetts coast, pulsates with vibrancy as the author draws from real events and folk tales to illuminate the toil and turmoil of the industrial age, imperceptibly weaving strands of truth into an inventive story of self-sacrifice and sorcery. Ages 12–up. Agent: Sara Crowe, Harvey Klinger. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/28/2014
Release date: 09/23/2014
Genre: Children's
Hardcover - 183 pages - 978-0-316-40456-3
Open Ebook - 416 pages - 978-0-316-25862-3
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Paperback - 432 pages - 978-0-316-40452-5
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