Waiting on Wednesday: Blood and Salt


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I picked: 

23845997Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Details: Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: September 22nd 2015 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pre-order: Book Depository

Summary: 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.

12 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Blood and Salt

  1. The only thing I know about CHILDREN OF THE CORN is that it’s scary as hell, so a book compared to that is a book I want to read. Plus, I feel like the YA genre is seriously lacking in books that are horrific and creepy. And this seems kind of cultish, and I like reading about those, so yesss.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  2. SCORE! This book is going to be amazing and I hate horror but like to be scared sometimes. I’ve read a sneak peek of it and yeah… it’s brilliant. My Wow today is a fun, mystery novel. The second in a delightfully entertaining series.

  3. Oh wow! That cover is awesome! Romeo and Juliet meets children of the corn?? what a tagline!!! I haven’t read a creepy horror in ages. This sounds perfect!

  4. I was lucky to score an ARC of this at BEA. This book was amazing. I think you are going to love it.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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