Review Special: Review Request
Title: Taken With a Grain of Salt
Author: Aaron Galvin
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Thriller.
Release Date: November 24th 2014
Pages: Unknown – Kindle edition.
Where Acquired: Copy of the book from the author in return for an honest review.
– Kindle Price: $3.21 (as of when posted)
Anyone can be taken – a simple truth for Salt folk, a stark reality for innocent teens Garrett Weaver and Kellen Winstel. Kidnapped by Selkie slave catchers and dragged into the realm beneath the waves, both teens must adapt to their new surroundings if they hope to see the shore again. Yet even if they escape their captors, both will need to embrace their fears. For darker things than Selkies lurk in the Salted depths and not all of them have pure intentions for the innocent ones brought down into their watery world.
An exciting well rounded book full of action and drama.Chidi and Weaver are still clearly my favourite characters still, but Lenny did grow on me so much in this novel that I am beginning to love him too!
Where I struggled with salted slightly only giving it 3 stars due to me finding the world a little hard to understand. This book is 100% better however and explains the whole world in spectacular fashion, therefore I understood the world better and could concentrate on the plot instead. The world in TWAGOS is so well developed it is incredible! there is so much potential in it.
I still love how this book is dark and dangerous and so unique in the way that it centres on the twisted world of the salt more than the shiny, carefree, fun, romance world that most Mer books encompass.
Marissa is a very intriguing character… I can’t wait to find out more about her!
My favourite scenes had to be Weaver’s first change, Lenny’s Dunking and the scenes set in the The Gasping Hole as they both encompassed the world really well and were very exciting.
I hated the Crayfish and his son more in this book than ever before, and let me tell you i hated Oscar enough in Salted! I started to dislike Paulo in this book though even though He was great in salted (though this does show us how the characters developed so much more in this book! more than in many YA books i have read.) however I did feel so bad when *SPOILER* Paulo died towards the end of the book. all of the deaths in the book are sudden and shocking – brilliantly written in other words.
I can only find one fault in this book; it ends just when it was getting to the best part… but I am guessing Aaron intended this…. (Evil!!!!)
This novel leaves you hungry for more especially due to the revolution that is beginning to take place.
“Don’t fight. Kellen recalled the reminder. Swim with him! Kellen flipped and furiously kicked to follow the seal”
“he swam towards the shoreline , watched the surprise and shock sweep the faces of those come to witness his execution. None more surprised than Oscar Collins. “How did he…” Lenny made a point to chuckle as his feet hit the ground”