Up until recently, Penelope was a witch with no magic. After having it stolen by a demon when
she was just a child, Penelope had been forced to rely on sharing others’ powers as she went
through the grueling training required to become an elite demon hunter. Now Penelope has
more magic than she’s ever known. And when you’re this powerful, who needs salt to keep the
But power has a dark side.
Carter Prescott just wants to hunt demons and be with Penelope. But suddenly, witches who
formerly had no magic are developing terrible, out-of-control powers. Now the world Carter
swore to protect isn’t just endangered by malicious demons―it’s threatened by the same
witches who once defended it. And Carter is horrified to see his girlfriend starting to change.
Stronger. More powerful. Unrecognizable. It’s just a matter of time before Penelope changes
into something far beyond his worst fears…
PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen
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About the Author:
Danielle Ellison is from a small town in West Virginia. She spent her childhood pretending to
fly, talking to imaginary friends, and telling stories. She hasn’t changed much since then. You
can still find her pretending to work, talking to imaginary characters, and writing stories.
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 is the author of five
upcoming novels and you can find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.
I’m so happy to be a part of the book tour for Danielle Ellison’s Storm Book Tour hosted by YA BOUND Book Tours! Salt was one of the first books I reviewed on Netgalley when I started book blogging six months ago and I fell in love with it. There were plenty of plot twists and turns and Penelope is such a classic, sassy character. How could I not want to enter into this world again?
PG-13: Some violence (killing demons and such), kissing, kissing, kissing, heroine kicking butt
I don’t even know where Danielle Ellison came from, but I love her comedic voice. I mentioned it in my last review and I will mention it again! She’s hilarious! And, as a result, Penelope is hilarious as well. She’s such a lovely, unique character. While she does take on a darker edge in this book (something I think Ellison pulled off quite well), I still loved her. She’s power-hungry after finally being gifted with powers (and the void on top of that!). Plus, she’s got this super attractive boyfriend, Carter, who she has to work with and kiss all the time. I mean, she’s got a lot on her plate.
For anyone that loves magic with a more supernatural twist (demons, etc), I would absolutely recommend this YA pick. Penelope is a great heroine and I enjoyed the dual-narration throughout the book. Not only did I get to dive into Pen’s complicated mind, I also got to hear Carter’s side of the story. 🙂 He’s such a sweet guy, always wanting what’s best for Pen.
At times, I felt like the writing was choppy. Some scenes felt rushed and not fleshed out enough for my liking. I definitely liked Salt more than Storm. Storm was enjoyable, but nothing can top that first book!
Also, while I get that Pen is into Carter (and… who wouldn’t be?), I felt like some of the romance scenes were too ooey gooey. That’s a personal opinion, though. Not gospel!
Overall, I’d give this book a 3.5/5 hearts! If you’re a fan of adventure, demons (ick), or if you just enjoy heroines that rock, pick this book up! 🙂
And don’t forget to check out the other book tour stops! Click on the awesome tour banner to check out the other amazing people involved in this magical book tour. 🙂 See what I did there?
Paperback of Waterfell by Amalie Howard
ARC of Follow Me Through Darkness
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