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  • Hardcover
  • 341 pages
  • Blood and Salt
  • Kim Liggett
  • English
  • 03 April 2018
  • 0399166483

10 thoughts on “Blood and Salt

  1. Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies says:

    What s a wreathing ceremony I asked as my brother lagged behind with the bags It s very special Beth led us along the lakeshore It only happens once every seventeen years A week before the ritual, the chosen daughter from the Larkin bloodline picks a boy from the Mendoza bloodline to walk the corn with on the summer solstice Your bloodlines have been specifically bred for each other For this occasion It s so romantic. If by Children of the Corn meets Romeo and Juliet you mean loWhat s a wreathing ceremony I asked as my brother lagged behind with the bags It s very special Beth led us along the lakeshore It only happens once every seventeen years A week before the ritual, the chosen daughter from the Larkin bloodline picks a boy from the Mendoza bloodline to walk the corn with on the summer solstice Your bloodlines have been specifically bred for each other For this occasion It s so romantic. If by Children of the Corn meets Romeo and Juliet you mean lots and lots of actual corn and a love triangle without being the least bit frightful, then sure, this book is just like Children of the Corn meets Romeo and Juliet Ashlyn and her twin brother Rhys are just normal teenagers livin in the big city, except for the fact that Ash sometimes sees a dead girl, and their momwellDid Mom seem weird to you Rhys shook his head and laughed I don t even know how to answer that I scanned the crowd Weirder than usual Other than the fact she believes she s part of an invisible cult where our five hundred year old ancestor is performing corn rituals and Coronado from my eighth grade history class is terrorizing the world in an attempt to keep his immortalitynot reallyYeah All s well and good until Mommie Dearest starts spouting weird shit and then lo and behold, disappears Ash has a vision of a weird ass woman who appears out of nowhere and tells them that their mom has disappeared to Kansas and into all the corn, so all they have to do is go to Kansas and find her.So these two teenaged siblings go off to Kansas to find their mom based on Ash s vision Sure, why not Why the fuck not In Kansas, they encounter corn Lots of lots of corn I pulled over into a makeshift lot full of old rusted out cars.Beyond that stretched nothing but corn Miles and miles of corn. And I really hope you like corn, because there s oh so much of it This book is lessAnd So the siblings get to a crazy ass cult commune, and as it turned out, Ash is different Special The CHOSEN ONE SUCH A THING HAS NEVER OCCURRED BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF YOUNG ADULT FICTIONI ve seen conduits do incredible things when they re in their ancestors memories terrible things, too And you re the first conduit born into the Larkin bloodline Who knows what you re capable ofAnd like every good cult, nobody gets to choose their own life partner, so Ash gets paired off with this handsome gorgeous Thor looking goldren bronzed piece of man muscle Except that his golden beauty doesn t do anything for her, for you see, Ash is attracted to the one boy she can t have instead sigh That love triangle is meant to be the Romeo and Juliet thing, I presume So naturally, because her mother is still missing, Ash has to do everything she can to focus on her mom s disappearance I couldn t take my eyes off Dane Sweat and dirt never looked so good. Really, her beloved mom is gone Her mom, who has sacrificed so much for Ash and Rhys She who escaped the commune before both were born Looking for her mom is of the utmost importance His smile was so warm, so perfect, that for a tiny moment, I forgot all my problems I wondered if anyone else obsessed over that tiny dimple on his right cheek. Really This is SRS BSNS Something bubbled up inside of me stronger than courage the feeling was almost predatory I wanted him I couldn t stop staring at his mouth I would ve said anything, done anything, been whatever he wanted me to be at that moment just to feel his lips against mine. Yessir.For a book that started with the vision of a dead girl, this book wasn t the least bit scary There was corn, corn,corn, cult people who aren t scary so much as they are ass backward old fashioned farm hicks There was a shit ton of romance, and I guess there it did the job, because for some people, there s nothing scarier in a book than a love triangle


  2. Wendy Darling Wendy Darling says:

    2.5 stars Cynically, I usually don t pay any attention to blurbs, but with so much praise from horror suspense writers I like five out of the six quoted on the ARC jacket , I thought this was a sure thing But alas, this romantic horror novel didn t wow me as either a love story or as a creepy read There are a lot of characters and many details to the mythology here, and yet almost none of it is truly intriguing The MC has close to no interior dialogue to speak of, and we re constantly told s 2.5 stars Cynically, I usually don t pay any attention to blurbs, but with so much praise from horror suspense writers I like five out of the six quoted on the ARC jacket , I thought this was a sure thing But alas, this romantic horror novel didn t wow me as either a love story or as a creepy read There are a lot of characters and many details to the mythology here, and yet almost none of it is truly intriguing The MC has close to no interior dialogue to speak of, and we re constantly told someone is gorgeous or someone is scared without being shown that for ourselves view spoiler The achingly beautiful forbidden boy is kind of forgettable if you ask me At least until the end hide spoiler It s impossible to feel dread and fear and tension with this style of writing, and while some of what happens is kind of fun the first line in the book, for example, is The dead girl hung upside down over our kitchen table , the way these things is described doesn t push your senses enough to incite a visceral reaction And that s saying something for a book in which it s heavily implied that view spoiler a guy got his penis chopped off as punishment for dallying with his cousin hide spoiler.The last fifty pages were muchengaging, however, when I finally felt a connection between Ashlyn and Dane, and when the plot picks up the pace with some good surprises I do think other readers will enjoy thisthan I did, particularly the teens for which this was written Both horror and romance are categories in which your tastes and background affect your reactions to a book in a very personal way An advance copy was provided by the publisher for this review. But but but I have to add that because I wasn t all that engrossed in the mystery, the repeated references to the non scary corn walking in it, touching it, etc made me giggle after awhile Corn, man It s just corn


  3. Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always says:

    Warning Prepare yourselves for swearing.There are books that I want to cherish, but end up wanting to throw against a brick wall Blood and Salt is one of those books Despite this, I m actually not sure if I want to recommend it to everyone, or tell you to let it burn in the pits of your TBRs.This book started off brilliantly Check out the first line, and I dare you to tell me you aren t intrigued The dead girl hung upside down over our kitchen table.Chills inducing, right Sadly, after the Warning Prepare yourselves for swearing.There are books that I want to cherish, but end up wanting to throw against a brick wall Blood and Salt is one of those books Despite this, I m actually not sure if I want to recommend it to everyone, or tell you to let it burn in the pits of your TBRs.This book started off brilliantly Check out the first line, and I dare you to tell me you aren t intrigued The dead girl hung upside down over our kitchen table.Chills inducing, right Sadly, after the first couple of chapters, everything just goes downhill and stays down Let me elaborate.The intensity of the horror aspect died down a notch ten notches after the initial chapters The gorgeous setting had so much potential to be used for the promised creeptastic plot, but ended up turning into a large display of corn A shit ton of corn.I mean, sure, the actual plot was pretty well thought of and is actually kind of epic, but execution was flat This book ended up turning into your typical YA paranormal romance, with the heroine entering an unknown world, with scenes where she gets to dress up and be pretty surrounded by corn and eventually finds out that she s the Chosen One.So basically, the horror aspect of this book was a fail there s still the romance to look forward to, right You, my friend, are unfortunately wrong.The romances in this book were weird and unrealistic as heck To be honest, I was kind of expecting the insta love, but it still hit me hard in the head Bonus points because there are two romances in this book Hooray But we ll only talk about the main one because it was the most annoying one.See, Ash is normally repulsed by men and I mean that literally But when she meet s the gorgeous Dane, she instantly wants to be closer to him, and all that cheesy shit And even when he s such a douchebag to her, she s still insanely attracted to him.The characters themselves were inconsistent as fuck, especially the men, particularly Dane and Rhys, Ash s brother Like come on, guys, GET A GRIP ON YOURSELVES One minute, they re cracking jokes and trying to be sweet, and then in the next, they re being total jackasses to the women.I ll admit, the book was easy to read The writing style was fairly simple and easy to get into, although it did get really repetitive at some points If I read the word Oh, onetime I would ve exploded.The ending was the book s saving grace, though It wasn t mind blowingly epic or anything, but it was muchcomposed and emotional than the first 90% of the book Yes, I did cry a bit towards the end Yes, it s because of the romance.Overall, like I said earlier, I m not sure if I want y all to read this book or to ditch it, so I m just going to leave y all with a warning If you want to read this book, go into it with lowered expectations.Deadly Darlings The Social Potato The Book Geek Twitter Instagram


  4. Kim Liggett Kim Liggett says:

    They re calling BLOOD AND SALT romantic horror, but I prefer Hormance Can we please make that a thing


  5. B B says:

    Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn


  6. shady boots shady boots says:

    achingly beautiful boy she can t haveHello, red flag.


  7. Carole (Carole& Carole (Carole& says:

    This review has also been posted at Carole s Random Life.I had really high hopes for this book Romantic horror just sounds completely fantastic I like a good romance novel every once in a while but mix that up with some horror and I just knew that I would fall in love with this book The description even mentions Children of the Cornso it has to be scary right I haven t actually seen Children of the Corn but I know it has to be scary because my parents wouldn t let me watch it back when This review has also been posted at Carole s Random Life.I had really high hopes for this book Romantic horror just sounds completely fantastic I like a good romance novel every once in a while but mix that up with some horror and I just knew that I would fall in love with this book The description even mentions Children of the Cornso it has to be scary right I haven t actually seen Children of the Corn but I know it has to be scary because my parents wouldn t let me watch it back when I was a kid I am still a little upset about this I was prepared to be frightened.I was rather disappointed by the time I finished this book This book wasn t the least bit scary for me I also found it to be just another entry into the overcrowded genre of Young Adult Paranormal Romance I was really looking forward to something completely unique but found that this wasn t really all that different at all There paranormal elements weren t your average sparkly vampire or teenage werewolf but the visions that the main characters has didn t seem very original either.The opening scene really grabbed me How could it not Dead girls and dripping blood always seems to grab my attentionand I was hoping for a lot of blood in this one I was ready for things to get really scary after that first scene but that was about as scary as it got The book really kind of lost me when it becameof a romance than anything else It wasn t even a very good romance There was a serious case of insta love without a lot of chemistry between the characters in this one I was really hoping forblood to be perfectly honest.I quickly figured out that the comparisons to Children of the Corn were actually referencing the cornnot the horror There is a lot of corn in this book Magical corn Most of the book happens in the middle of acres and acres of corn I expected scaryand I got corn Oh well I didn t actually hate this book I liked it well enough for what it was but it did not live up to my expectations I did find myself wondering how things would work out and felt compelled to finish the story There were some interesting elements in the book but this was a book that never was hard for me to put down There big twist was a bit of a surprise and the last section of the book was rather exciting Unfortunately, things didn t wrap up quite as nicely as I had hoped they would and I really think that readers will need to read the second book to get the full story I am not going to recommend this book to others I do think that other readers may enjoy this one a lotthan I did I am not sure at this point if I will pick up the second book in the duology or not I kind of want to know how everything works out but this book was so forgettable I probably won t care by the time it is released I received an advance reader edition of this book from Penguin First to Read for the purpose of providing an honest review.Initial ThoughtsI don t even know what I think about this book right now I need to take some time before I even try to put my thoughts together for a review


  8. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    What the Fuck I repeat WHAT THE FUCK BLOOD AND SALT S a special kinda crazy And not the good kindI d never been to a cult bonfire before But before I delve into the utter lunacy, here are the basics A teenaged Ash Larkin is haunted by a girl who looks identical to her Ash s mother claims that Ash is psychically linked to a powerful, immortal ancestor When Ash s mother goes missing, Ash and her twin brother Rhys, flee to the Kansas cult their mother escaped from decades earlier At What the Fuck I repeat WHAT THE FUCK BLOOD AND SALT S a special kinda crazy And not the good kindI d never been to a cult bonfire before But before I delve into the utter lunacy, here are the basics A teenaged Ash Larkin is haunted by a girl who looks identical to her Ash s mother claims that Ash is psychically linked to a powerful, immortal ancestor When Ash s mother goes missing, Ash and her twin brother Rhys, flee to the Kansas cult their mother escaped from decades earlier At the commune, Ash s visions intensify Ash must decipher the meaning behind her visions if she has any hope at finding her mother or saving her own life So cults and psychic visions are pretty standard horror fare, where BLOOD AND SALT goes off the chain is structuring a story around the dead, yet immortal Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Yes, that Coronado The 16th century spanish conquistador Can I just say who formulates a horror novel around long dead explorers What kinda crack are you smoking, Kim Liggett And then there s the crazypants love triangle between Coronado Katia Ash s ancestor Coronado s soldier Again, WHO THINKS OF THIS I m a fan of strange and unusual I myself am strange and unusual This isn t strange It s not quirky or weird It s just like a really bad acid trip Like you re Alice and the Red Queen is trying to off your headEven here, surrounded by unknown danger at every turn, I couldn t stop thinking about his skin against mine And not only is the BLOOD AND SALT fucked, it s just so damn trope y Ash is in instalove with a guy she s legit met for 5 minutes That s so fucking insulting to women I just can t It takesthan being broodingly attractive to spark affection To infer that women falls for the first guy that crosses their paths is degrading And the romance strikes a weird balance with the scary It s almost as if Kim Liggett couldn t decide if she were writing Children of the Corn or The Notebook As for the remainder of the plot Ash is entirely too naive Drinking the Kool Aid Nope Ash is ready to shotgun that shit Ash is so credulous, I fully believe she d send a Nigerian prince 5000 via email Summary Skip it


  9. Lee Kelly Lee Kelly says:

    Wildly addictive and compelling, BLOOD AND SALT envelops you in a world like no other I have truly never read another book like it There s romance, mystery and horror all wrapped up into a seductive tale of unrequited love and immortality I could not stop reading or thinking about this story, and can t wait to get my hands on the sequel.


  10. Candace Robinson Candace Robinson says:

    When I saw that this was Children of the Corn meets Romeo and Juliet, of course I was full on board for this one I really liked the MC, Ash, she was relatable, felt like a real teen, and she was loyal She kept secrets that were necessary, and her twin brother was seriously awesome Also, Dane was great I would have loved to have been inside his head The love stuff came a little too fast, but it didn t affect my love for the story.And The corn and cult stuff was super cool, weird, and haunting When I saw that this was Children of the Corn meets Romeo and Juliet, of course I was full on board for this one I really liked the MC, Ash, she was relatable, felt like a real teen, and she was loyal She kept secrets that were necessary, and her twin brother was seriously awesome Also, Dane was great I would have loved to have been inside his head The love stuff came a little too fast, but it didn t affect my love for the story.And The corn and cult stuff was super cool, weird, and haunting This story grabbed me from the beginning and didn t let go until the very end Can t wait to read book 2


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Blood and Salt[Reading] ➸ Blood and Salt Author Kim Liggett – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one of a kind romantic horrorWhen you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean You will be all in blood and s Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one of a kind romantic horrorWhen you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean You will be all in Blood and SaltThese 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 Blood and MOBI :Ú 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.


About the Author: Kim Liggett

Kim Liggett, originally from the rural midwest, moved to New York City to pursue a career in the arts She s the author of Blood and Salt, Heart of Ash, The Last Harvest Bram Stoker Award Winner , The Unfortunates, and The Grace Year Kim spends her free time studying tarot and scouring Manhattan for rare vials of perfume and the perfect egg white cocktail.