A Thousand Salt Kisses

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Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Age Group
13+
Published Date
May 02, 2016
ISBN Number
1634899199
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"This is a lovely romance, which unleashes butterflies in the stomach, warm-fuzzy feelings and a touch of mermaid magic to make a dream come true." Bookworm for Kids

"A Thousand Salt Kisses was an amazing novel perfect for both young adults and adults alike. It is well written, a fantastic and interesting plot line that hooks you from the start. A definite must read for young adults and adults that love a good read." Working Mommy Journal

"And what does a girl want to read by the seaside? Something with a sexy merman, of course!" Vic James, author of Dark Gifts Trilogy on A Thousand Salt Kisses

Seventeen-year-old Crystal White is the new girl on Starfish Island. Dragged to the remote community by her environmental activist father, she is eager to find fun that doesn’t involve touching fish guts or listening to local folklore.

During a midnight swim with some new friends, Crystal is pulled out to sea by the waves. Convinced she’s going to drown, Crystal is rescued by Llyr, a handsome stranger. As she searches for him in the following weeks, she finds there may be more truth to the Starfish legends than she thought.

Over a sizzling roller-coaster summer, Llyr introduces Crystal to magic she’d only ever dreamed of. But as Crystal comes to love Starfish Island, it begins to drive her family apart. A nearby power plant is devastating local marine life, and her parents are stuck in the middle. As the magic and mundane parts of Crystal’s life converge, she finds herself risking everything to save Llyr, her family, and herself.

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"A Thousand Salt Kisses" is the story of a young woman named Crystal who meets (later discovered to be) a merman named Llyr and they fall in love. In the meantime, she is navigating drama with her parents who don't get along. Aside from general issues, her mother begins working for the evil company, SKANX (yes), which her retired father is crusading against, as they are dumping chemicals which kill seals.

I liked the idea of the plot and love story in theory. However, in practice, Crystal was somewhat hard to like as she became rapidly gorgeous in the first couple of pages and knows it (and all the guys, of course, like her). This is marginally better than the typical hot girl who doesn't know it, but it makes her a little harder to like/relate to. She immediately falls in love with Llyr, who "saves" her, and thus was somewhat difficult to believe.

On the other hand, I like that things were clearly stated and the plot moved very quickly. I also think it was a cute story and it improves as the book progresses/Crystal becomes more likable and the love story is a little more believable. It's a very light, beachy read and might be good for people looking for a easy, light read!

Please note that I received this book from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
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