Friday, January 10, 2014

Review: Salt

Publication Date: January 7th, 2014
Genre: YA Paranormal
Amazon/Barnes and Noble
Penelope is a witch, part of a secret society protecting humans from demon attacks. But when she was a child, a demon killed her parents—and stole her magic. Since then, she’s been pretending to be something she’s not, using her sister’s magic to hide her own loss, to prevent being sent away.

When she’s finally given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force, Penelope thinks that will finally change. With her sister’s help, she can squeeze through the tests and get access to the information she needs to find "her" demon. To take back what was stolen.

Then she meets Carter. He’s cute, smart, and she can borrow his magic, too. He knows her secret—but he also has one of his own. 

Suddenly, Penelope’s impossible quest becomes far more complicated. Because Carter’s not telling her everything, and it’s starting to seem like the demons have their own agenda…and they’re far too interested in her. 
Salt was one of those books that didn’t end up wowing me, but I still enjoyed the story nonetheless. Penelope’s journey was a lot of fun, and I especially enjoyed the second half of the book!

I had a few problems with Penelope. The first being that her jokes were kind of, well,  lame in the beginning. I rolled my eyes at Penelope quite a lot. However, by the end she grew on me. I actually found myself laughing aloud during the read, after I got past the beginning. The other quip I had about Penelope is that she had very poor decision making skills. 

Also, at the beginning I found myself quite bored and detached. The love interest just wasn’t grabbing me and the plot was kind of had an overused feeling to it. I really do wish the beginning could have been more interesting and original.

Thankfully, the love interest, Carter, and I started to like each other a little more as time went on. I admired him for dealing with some parent problems, and I did like his witty dialogue. That said, I felt the romance developed too quickly and strongly between him and Penelope. 

Overall, I had quite a few issues with Salt, but in the end I still had a fun time reading the story! I don’t think I will read the second book as I was happy with the way Penelope's tale ended.
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2.5 Stars (Rounded up to 3 Stars)

*I received this book for free in exchange for a 100% honest review*

Happy Reading! If you decide to read Salt, I hope you enjoy the book!
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  1. Sounds like one that's okay, but doesn't stand out at all. Which, is a shame because it sounds so good, but as you said, overused. It all comes down to characters and if I find myself rolling my eyes at them- which sounds like I would, with the lame jokes- then I won't like them. By then, it's ruined for me ,so I think I'll take a miss on this one. At least you kind-of enjoyed it, great review! :)

  2. Sorry this one didn't wow you. That's too bad. I was kind of interested in the story and curious how the reviews went. Turns out, its mostly mixed. Thanks for the honest review though.