Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
At times, the writing resembled that of Melville (the whale passages, for example), at other times it's less wordy and that combination is a little confusing. Because the nature of the Roe witches power is so varied and different, it makes sense that the author doesn't explore that aspect more, but it would be been nice if we'd gotten more of what/how Avery's mother could have done as a witch or what her foremother's powers were like.
I got a little tired of Avery's near hysteria at all times, and her inability to articulate her feelings (even to herself) about why she wanted to be a witch. And the ending? It felt rushed and made less sense as an ending should have done, given the earlier plotting.
ARC provided by publisher.