Review: Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Title: Blood and Salt

Author: Kim Liggett

Series: Blood and Salt #1

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, YA

Release: September 22nd 2015

Publishing: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books

Source: ARC from publisher

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Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.
“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

My Thoughts

Blood and Salt, was a fantastic literary roller coaster. All of the unexpected twists and turns lead to one moment- the end of the book. This journey wasn’t melancholy, it was full of excitement, and emotions. Kim Liggett creates a story unlike anything that I have ever read before. Ash and Rhys are normal twins living with their mother in New York, until their mother disappears leaving Rhys and Ash with very little idea of what really happened to their mother. Ash and Rhys takes a journey to the place that their mother grew up-Quivira, Kansas. Quivira is a cult that is completely surrounded by corn the corn is keeping everyone “safe” by trapping them.  Ash and Rhys have to play along with the thoughts and beliefs of the native people. Ash has to choose between her destiny and her true love, Dane.
This book has left me wanting to know more about Ash and Rhys’s Journey. Blood and Salt “carved out my heart and threw it into the deepest ocean.”  I absolutely love this story and can’t wait to read the next book!
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