Review: Salt


This is an older one, but I loved every minute!


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.

Length: 356 Pages

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: January 7, 2014


Danielle Ellison spent most of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It’s danielle ellisonprobably the reason she can’t divide without a calculator and has spent her life seeking the next adventure. It’s also probably the reason she’s had so many different zip codes and jobs.

When she’s not writing, Danielle is probably drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.


I’ve mentioned this before, but I rarely read the back of a book before reading it. I like everything to be a surprise without any indication of what will happen. (If you are the same way and want me to start putting the summary at the end of the review, let me know in the comments section!)

For some reason I was thinking Salt would be symbolic of something (did you ever see the movie, Salt, with Angelina Jolie?). Nope. It refers to actual salt, which you shouldn’t leave the house without, by the way. Don’t want to get stuck with a demon with no protection (especially if you are a witch without magic).

This was a really fun fantasy that kept me hooked. I loved the dynamics between Penelope and Carter from the beginning. They have amazing chemistry and I wanted to jump through the pages to watch their relationship unfold.

And the fact that Penelope was a screwed up witch just made everything better. She wants to join the elite-demon hunting force so she can find the demons who killed her parents, but she can’t even pass the exams without borrowing magic (which means they have to be in the same room with her, which gets kind of tricky).

I’m not going to keep going because I don’t want to ruin any surprises (for you people like me who hate the summary), but you should definitely read this one.

5 out of 5 Stars.


Salt is available both digitally and in paperback. You can read more reviews and/or purchase your copy by clicking the image below. Happy Reading!


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