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This cover was revealed last week and I ADORE it. Not only is the cover beautiful, the story sounds original and excellent as well. Here’s what I’m waiting on:
Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper. Release date: September 23 2014 (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers). From the gorgeous blue cover to the intriguing rope knot design to the font, everything about this says “Read Me!” Here’s what the story’s about:
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 whale men safe and prosperous at sea. But before she could learn how to control her power, her mother, the first Roe woman in centuries to turn her back on magic, stole Avery away from her grandmother. Avery must escape from her mother before her grandmother dies, taking with her the secrets of the Roes’ power.
When Avery awakens from a dream foretelling her own murder, she realizes time is running short—for her and for the people of her island, who, without the Roes, will lose their ships and the only life they know.
With the help of Tane, a tattooed harpoon boy from the Pacific Islands, Avery plots her escape from her mother and unravels the mysteries of her mother’s and grandmother’s pasts. Becoming a witch may prevent her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers it will also require a sacrifice she never expected—one she might not be able to make.
What do you think? What are you waiting on this week?