Salt & Storm (Hardcover)
Chris's September 2014 Staff Pick: Avery Roe has been forced to give up her magical heritage by her mother. She is coming of age and she must unlock her magic. Avery is meant to help people with it, but what is she to do when she dreams of her own murder.
Tane is traveled across many seas to find Avery to learn about his true destiny and have Avery tell him what his dreams means. Together they must save the island, and themselves.— From Chris's Picks
A sweeping historical romance about a witch who foresees her own murder--and the one boy who can help change her future.
Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers safe at sea, but her mother has forced her into a magic-free world of proper manners and respectability. When Avery dreams she's to be murdered, she knows time is running out to unlock her magic and save herself.
Avery finds an unexpected ally in a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane--a sailor with magic of his own, who moves Avery in ways she never expected. Becoming a witch might stop her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers her magic requires a sacrifice she never prepared for.
About the Author
Kendall Kulper grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Boston with her husband, daughter, and dog. She graduated from Harvard University, where she studied history and literature. Thanks to Salt & Storm and Drift & Dagger, she knows more about nineteenth-century whaling than she ever imagined.