“We’re still some of the best damn sea monster hunters around.” ~Salt
Salt by Hannah Moskowitz: 2/5 Stars
Even though their parents disappeared during a hunt three months ago, seventeen-year-old Indi and his siblings, Beleza, Oscar, and Zulu, continue to roam the Mediterranean on their sailboat and hunt down monsters–but Indi yearns for a more settled life for his family, and he hopes that his parents’ journal with its tantalizing hints of a treasure, will provide them all with the means of escape from their nomadic and dangerous life before it is too late.
I received a free e-copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review! I really hope y’all enjoy! 🙂
I had really high hopes for this book. I mean the cover is gorgeous and it seemed like an interesting read. I was very disappointed by this book and it pains me so much! I tried to like it but I just didn’t. I’m surprised it has so many good reviews, but at least other people enjoyed it. That’s good.
I felt like nothing actually developed in this book. It was like everything just brushed the surface and nothing went deeper. I thought the writing was fine I just didn’t think the story itself was. Now, I can’t say this book was flat out horrible because I gave it two stars for a reason. That reason is because there was something that still kept me reading and kept me interested. I’m not really sure what that something was. Honestly I think this book would be a five-star read if it went into so much more depth and there was this world you could actually dive into. Instead it was like diving into a kiddie pool. Make sense?
I loved the characters so much and the idea of this book which is why I’m so hurt that I didn’t love it. I can’t stress how much potential this book has! It has so much potential to be amazing it just needs that extra push…if everything was just developed!
Also, the twist was horrible. I was hoping that would save the book for me but it only lowered my rating because it was so poorly done. It felt so rushed and just left me angry and upset because it’s hardly even a plot twist and it’s just horrible. I hate it so much. The whole story was building it up and I was expecting something good and it was complete crap. I don’t mean to sound horrible because I’m not saying that the author is crap. I’m just saying that the twist is crap and it left me angry. Oh well, I probably still sound mean.
One amazing thing is the cover of this book. I absolutely love the cover of this book. It’s so freaking gorgeous and it’s one of the first things that drew me in. Even the cover made me have high hopes haha.
Also, when it comes to setting and all that jazz I was left kind of confused and lost. I think the whole not describing or going into depth enough has to play into that. I was just kind of lost when it came to where things were, how things looked, what the time period was, ect.
Overall this book was okay. I think anyone can give it a try because these are just my thoughts haha. I know this review is short but I don’t have a lot to say and I don’t want to spoil anything either. This is just a book you’ll have to read for yourself and determine if you liked it or not! Let me know what you think if you’ve read this book. 🙂