Blood and Salt

Finished Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

“`When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.’

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.”

Oh, this book.  From the second I heard about it, I knew it was going to be one of my must-haves of the year.  (I’m a little sick of Romeo and Juliet, granted, but Children of the Corn? YES PLEASE.)

I love the mythology of this story, and I immediately fell for pretty much all of the characters (but not you, Lauren; you’re the worst).  I was also really eager to get to the answers for all of my (and Ash’s) questions.

I’m especially excited because this is is first book in a series and I cannot wait to see what happens next.  This was such a fun and creepy story and I am so psyched to see where it goes.



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