So, not only does NetGalley gimme good books, but Entangled does too! Together! 😉 It’s a brilliant way to spotlight great books and make it easy for reviewer to download their copies! Now, this one is FANTASTIC! So let me show you some goodies!
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.
266 pages Published January 7th 2014 by Entangled Teen
Ok, so what if you’re a witch and your powers don’t work….. Like, seriously, you have to borrow some of that magic from your family. AND what happens when you have to hide THAT particular detail because it could not only get you in trouble but your family as well. Yeah, it’s a little crazy, which is what made this story so damn awesome! This one is interesting, as you go through school just like normal teens, but then you have to go through testing to not only measure your power, but to become a prominent part of the witch community. Let’s just say that our main character may have decided that Harry Potter had it easy and she has no idea what she’s gotten herself into 🙂
Penelope, aka Pen, though she doesn’t like to be called that, is your normal girl. She lives with her grandparents and her sister because their parents got killed…. And they are all witches. Except Pen’s powers got taken from her by the demon who killed her parents. She has spent every waking hour since then trying to figure out how to get her powers back from said demon. She is willing to risk her life, and her family’s, to go through a very rigorous testing to become and enforcer which will help her track the demon who stole her powers and get them back. Well, she has some things coming to her. Pen is smart, and tough, and though she lacked some of those things we like to think of as consequences, after the end of this book, she is going to think long and hard before she makes rash, life threatening decisions. I liked her. She’s funny, she’s entertaining, and though she isn’t such a good liar, she does try to protect those she loves.
And then there’s Carter, yeah he’s HAWT! Carter’s little secret about who he really is will make your jaw drop. It made Pen’s and it definitely made mine. I wasn’t expecting THAT particular outcome. Carter just poofs into Pen’s life when something drastic happens and she’s very uncomfortable around him… until she isn’t because she’s starting to like him. It’s actually quite cute. And he somehow keeps saving her butt! I loved the whole salt concept. It’s the best form of protection, and it works so well. It’s pretty simple, yet can be so devastating. The demon concept of this story is definitely a page turner. It’s one thing to be a witch, who lost her powers, but to have to fight your way through demons to find the demon who took your power. Very cool. I also very much enjoyed the writing style. I really really can’t wait for more of this series! It’s a fresh, new, and inviting way to look into the world of witches and demons. And I totally hope that with that ending, more answers come forth, and Carter and Pen don’t get themselves killed in the process! 🙂 5 MAGICAL SALTY PAWS!!
About the Author!
Danielle Ellison is from a small town in West Virginia. She spent her childhood pretending to fly and talking to imaginary friends. When she grew up, she finally flew away (in an airplane) and started traveling the world. She hasn’t stopped yet, but someday she may decide to settle in one place. Her real life friends would definitely like that; they would probably also like if she stopped talking to her characters out loud. SALT comes out in January 2014, and then it’s sequel. In October 2014, FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS (book one of the BOUNDLESS Trilogy) comes out. She’s got a busy few years!
Thanks so much to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for this one! I have found a new series I love!!! I hope you guys check it out too! Happy reading and later gators!