October’s the perfect time for a paranormal read, right?
I certainly think so – October’s the time of the year that I rearrange my reads to include as much paranormal, thriller, and horror as possible. Luckily for me, STORM counts for two out of those three!
Storm (Salt #2)
Release Date: 09/29/14
Blurb: 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 demons away?
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…
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Muse Kristen’s Thoughts
STORM is a fun paranormal read for YA fans. It opens with a kick –
“Three days ago, I went to hell.”
The action doesn’t slow from there. The story is told in both the POVs of Carter and Penelope (something that is different from SALT, and threw me for a moment or two). I ended up liking the dual-POV, as there were key points where being in Carter’s head told a different story.
Penelope is the witch with no powers – before Carter showed up. She’s out for revenge, and now that she has her stripes nothing will be getting in her way – except for the little detail like Static witches everywhere are getting powers, and the world is going crazy. Carter is used to avoiding his family name – except for when it benefits his friends.
What happens when a witch with no powers suddenly has major power? If the truth may have been kept from you? Penelope’s supposed to be protecting the world from demons – but who’s going to protect the world from her?
The tone of this book is very conversational – it’s as if you’re a bystander watching everything unfold. It’s very easy to get in the head of Carter and Penelope, which pushes the story along pleasantly.
I’d highly recommend reading SALT before reading STORM – I’m not as certain that some of the world building details will make sense. STORM picks up right where SALT ends, throwing you into the action immediately. If you’ve enjoyed SALT, you should definitely continue on to the sequel.
About the Author: Danielle Ellison
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.