Review: Salt by Danielle Ellison

Salt (Salt, #1)Salt
(Salt #1)
by Danielle Ellison
YA Paranormal
January 7th 2014 by Entangled Teen

Goodreads Summary

Penelope is a witch, part of a secret society protecting humans from demon attacks. But when she was a child, a demon killed her parents—and stole her magic. Since then, she’s been pretending to be something she’s not, using her sister’s magic to hide her own loss, to prevent being sent away.

When she’s finally given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force, Penelope thinks that will finally change. With her sister’s help, she can squeeze through the tests and get access to the information she needs to find "her" demon. To take back what was stolen.

Then she meets Carter. He’s cute, smart, and she can borrow his magic, too. He knows her secret—but he also has one of his own.

Suddenly, Penelope’s impossible quest becomes far more complicated. Because Carter’s not telling her everything, and it’s starting to seem like the demons have their own agenda…and they’re far too interested in her.


My Thoughts

I was immediately pulled into this story right from the start. The writing was smooth and I liked the characters. I also was intrigued by the plot and loved the snarky banter between the two main characters.

Penelope is kind of this angsty teen. She has her reasons for being like that in some ways. She lost her magic and her parents, and has a grandmother that has raised her but doesn't support what she wants to do with her life. She's got lots of spunk and determination and that's what I admired most about her. Then there's Carter. He's definitely swoon worthy and seems to run into Penelope out of the blue when they first are getting to know each other. I really loved his character! I love how he sees Penelope for who she is and lets her attitude just roll off of him. He's also very good at what he does: tracking and killing demons.

The mysteries in the plot didn't stay that way for long for me, but I still enjoyed the story and reaching the conclusion. There are a few spots where there is quite a bit of action. It felt a little like Cassandra Clair's books. I really wish it would have been a little cleaner. There was some random swear words thrown in and it didn't need any of them or the heavier kissing.

Overall this was an enjoyable read. If you are a Twilight or Mortal Instruments fan then I would recommend this.

Content: Some heavy making out, innuendo (including gay), some violence, a few swear words
Source: From the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

I want to say thank you to Entangled Teen for my review copy of Salt! Have you read Salt? Will you be reading it?

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