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Blood and Salt
by Kim Liggett


Overview - "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.
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Overview
"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."


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780399166488
  • ISBN-10: 0399166483
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: September 2015
  • Page Count: 352
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds

Series: Blood and Salt Novel #1

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-08-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

For as long as she can remember, Ashlyn Larkin has been haunted by visions of a dead girl who looks almost exactly like her. Her mother claims that Ashlyn is psychically connected to their ancestor Katia, an alchemist who has been waiting centuries to be reunited with her murdered lover through the bodies of their descendants. Ash's twin brother, Rhys, thinks alchemy is just superstition, but when Katia chooses their mother as her vessel, the 17-year-old siblings leave New York City for the eerie Kansas commune of Quivira, hidden deep in an enchanted field of corn. Ashlyn becomes overwhelmingly attracted to a temperamental boy named Dane, but because Dane comes from the wrong bloodline, any relationship between them is forbidden. Entertaining though the sordid backstory and star-crossed romance can be, the real driving force of this story is Ashlyn's loyalty to her mother and brother. Debut novelist Liggett spins a complex but engrossing story as Ashlyn uncovers the truth about the dead girl in her visions and faces what it truly means to be a Larkin. Ages 14–up. Agent: Josh Adams, Adams Literary. (Sept.)

 
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