Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Title: Blood and Salt
Author: Kim Ligget
Release Date: November 3rd, 2015
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
“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.
Why I’m waiting?
When I first stumbled across the information of this book it was being explained as a mix of Romeo and Juliet and Children of the Corn. Now, I dunno about you, but that mashup sounds FABULOUS. And when I say fabulous I mean crazy and disturbing as all get out. I am ready!