Surely by now my followers realize that my number one literature weakness always, always has involved witches. And that is what sparked my desire to read Salt & Storm, a historical fiction novel that centers around, well, a witch.
See, my problem with this novel is it felt lackluster compared to others that I have read. Which is unfortunate to me because it has a promising plot, good characters and an incredibly lovely cover design. So, what went wrong?
I’m not quite sure, but the novel failed to hold my attention — or even really capture it. Disappointing, really, because although the story was something that began to drag on for me, I really did appreciate the characters.
Maybe I’ll give it a go again in the future. Perhaps my mood and heart simply weren’t in it when I opened this story, but right now I can’t even properly write a good review on it. But here’s the thing, guys: I don’t want you to take my opinion into consideration on this.
- The characters. Although I’m not a fan of the novel thus far, the characters could be its saving grace for you.
- The writing. I cannot stress this enough: the writing isn’t bad.
- My personal opinions shouldn’t effect yours. Who knows, right? You could pick it up and think “Jessica’s a bloody fool, this is great!” and suddenly you could have a new favorite book.