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Book Review: Salt To The Sea

DETAILS Title: SALT TO THE SEA Author: Ruta Sepetys Publisher: Philomel Books ISBN: 9780399160301 Genre: Historical YA | WWII BACK COVER BLURB World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people—adults and children alike—aboard must fight for the same thing: survival. WHAT I THOUGHT This is a wonderfully written story about four young people, ranging in ages and backgrounds, set during World War Two, detailing all the horrors and ravages of war, and its effects on those struggling to survive. Vivid and sometimes, horrific moments punctate the spare prose of …

My April Reading Plan

Yes, there’s a plan. There’s always a plan. But sometimes, the plan doesn’t always work out, and then? You need a Plan B. Doesn’t everyone have a plan B? And … eh, where was I going with this? Oh, yeah, the books I’m planning on reading in April, since March was such a bust. My books from Indigo arrived yesterday and, when I took them out to look at the covers, I discovered they all feature water. Either the sea or a lake, and all stormy looking … hmm! Anyway, here’s my proposed list having already finished THE LIAR: KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny THE GOLDEN TRESSES OF THE DEAD by Alan Bradley US AGAINST YOU by Fredrik Backman RESURRECTION BAY by Emma Viskic THE DARK LAKE by Sarah Bailey SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys TWISTED by Steve Cavanagh And you, what reading, if anything, do you have planned, or will you just wing it?

Book Haul Happiness

After reading the wonderful review of SALT TO THE SEA by Sophie, yesterday—who gave this one a whopping 6 STARS. I decided to go put this one on my to buy list, and, while at Chapters Indigo, saw that they were offering the hardback for just $6. I mean, come on. SIX BUCKS? So, of course, I ordered it … Along with two other books because, you know, one lone book doesn’t qualify for free shipping. So swooning over my wish list, came up with two other suitable titles. And now, I have three books on the way. SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys RESURRECTION BAY by Emma Viskic THE DARK LAKE by Sarah Bailey Oh boy, have I got some great books to read over the coming weeks. What with the four I still have on the coffee table, plus these, I think I’m set for a few weeks of decent reading. At least, that’s the plan. The Dark Lake and Resurrection Bay are both by Australian authors, who I’m on a roll …