Waiting on Wednesday | 7

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking The Spine.

Title: Blood and Salt
Author: Kim Liggettt
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books
Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Romance
Expected Publication: September 22, 2015

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.


I never read Romeo and Juliet. I own a physical copy of the play, but I never actually tried to read it. Yet, I still felt this vague sense of gratitude and respect towards them and how strong and lasting their love is. It may have ended in death, and there may have been a good amount of people who question their story and their choices, but just understanding how deep their love is (or was) is enough to hold a small place in my heart. Second, I absolutely love horror books and I can not stress this enough! Seriously? How many time have a raved about horror?

I love the excitement and thrill that comes from horror books so this one definitely caught my mind (yes, mind, not eye). It’s a different and unique story that is making me wait very impatiently. I am so curious as to what exactly “blood and salt” means. A question worth waiting for I guess.

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