Magic at The Sea

The Witch of Salt and Storm - Kendall Kulper

Title: The Witch of Salt and Storm

Author: Kendall Kulper

Publisher: Orchard Books

Publication Date: Sep 4th 2014



Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the sea witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers 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 - steals Avery away from her grandmother. Avery must escape before her grandmother dies, taking with her the secrets of the Roe's power. 

The one magical remnant left to Avery is the ability to read dreams, and one night she foresees her own murder. Time is running short, both for her and for the people of her island who need the witches' help to thrive.

Avery has never read a dream that hasn't come true, but a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane tells her he can help her change her fate. 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. And as she falls in love with Tane, she learns it is his life and hers that hang in the balance.

A sweeping romance with a spellbinding twist - from a talented new voice in YA fiction.


What I Thought 

The writing style lil bit confused me. It was good actually and the plot also built so strong. The setting of Roe Island also stunning. But I can't enjoyed this book as much as I expected.


I didn't enjoy it as I want.


Opening Lines

Despite my mother's best efforts, I never forgot the day when my grandmother taught me how to tie the winds. That was ten years ago, when Prince Island was more than just a rock out in the Atlantic Ocean, when its docks choked with ships, when the factory furnaces spat out the constant steam of laughing men, their faces round and shiny.