A Thousand Salt Kisses by Josie Demuth
Publication Date : 29 April 2016
Blurb from Goodreads : Seventeen-year-old Crystal White is the new girl on Starfish Island. Dragged to the remote community by her environmental activist father, she is eager to find fun that doesn’t involve touching fish guts or listening to local folklore.
During a midnight swim with some new friends, Crystal is pulled out to sea by the waves. Convinced she’s going to drown, Crystal is rescued by Llyr, a handsome stranger. As she searches for him in the following weeks, she finds there may be more truth to the Starfish legends than she thought.
Over a sizzling roller-coaster summer, Llyr introduces Crystal to magic she’d only ever dreamed of. But as Crystal comes to love Starfish Island, it begins to drive her family apart. A nearby power plant is devastating local marine life, and her parents are stuck in the middle. As the magic and mundane parts of Crystal’s life converge, she finds herself risking everything to save Llyr, her family, and herself.
Cover Page : It’s good but I liked more the previous one on wattpad.
Plot : It was alright. I loved the Starfish Island though. It had rushed romance.
Dad told me about how Vikings had once ransacked the local villages around here, slaughtering everyone in sight.
Humans were so cruel back in the Vikings days, I thought as we turned back. In fact, they actually made Mr. Geake and his company look like The Salvation Army. And that was saying something.
Overall : I liked the mystical creatures here and the story behind their origin. It was quite intriguing. What I assumed after reading like half of the book that it’s genre was Disney Princess /Fairy type.
One thing I really liked that it had strong environmental message. It’s not common nowadays to have such a message hidden within the words.
Characters development was good mainly of the lead female protagonist, Crystal. It was not jumpy that she becomes from shy to fiercest suddenly after two or three chapters only.
*Got a review copy from the wise ink publications. Thank you. 🙂 *