Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on September 22nd 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult
Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.
“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”
These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.
Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.
As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.
So this book. THIS BOOK. This year I’ve been getting really into the horror type genre and LET ME JUST TELL YOU HOW AMAZING THIS BOOK IS! It was so interesting and mysterious and it comes out TOMORROW! No I didn’t do it on purpose, but I have to thank myself for procrastinating this time. ITS TIME FOR ME TO PUSH THIS BOOK TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY FRIENDS (REFER BACK TO GABI’S RANTS: GIVING RECOMMENDATIONS) Now before I get into the actual book let me just talk about the LOVELY Kim Liggett. She is one of the sweetest human beings I ever tweeted. So tweet her some sweet tweet peeps! She deserves it <3 And now you have TWO reasons to get this book and I didn’t even get to my review yet 😉
SO we start! Now right off the bat I love Rhys. Yes he might get too over protective at times but he reminds me SO MUCH of Simon from The Mortal Instruments. He is such a sweety and cares so much about Ash. Yes it can be quite annoying at times that HE DOESN’T FREAKING BELIEVE HER WHEN IT COMES TO ANYTHING! *takes deep breath* I’m fine. Don’t worry. I’m allllllll right. BUT HE IS STILL MY FAVORITE CHARACTER <3
Now we get on to adventurous bad-ass yet doesn’t really thinks stuff through that much Ash! Don’t get me wrong Ash is my precious little baby. I just want to hug her. She looks like she needs one big warm hug. Don’t worry I got you girl *gives warm hug* You know those characters who you just know they need a hug *cough* Tris *cough* Katniss. But even though you do feel bad for her since she is the center of this prophecy and all the jazz but I love her. She is one badass girl. She tries to do whats good even though she may lie to the people she loves but she does that to protect them and I admire her for that.
Dane. Oh Dane. How you captured my heart. Another fantastical guy to add to my never ending fictional boyfriend list. Ever since the moment I met him I was like OTP right here. And then there is the case of forbidden love. Love triangles I tolerate. Instant love I just plain hate. But forbidden love on the other hand is my liking. There are some cases of forbidden love that are just stupid but Kim wrote this forbidden love beautifully. Every time they would even come near each other I was internally fangirling. Dane is what I kinda pictured Levi from Fangirl would like. He’s just a lot more badboy than Levi is.
So the concept and the story itself was so strange that it was so good. And I said the same thing about The Accident Season. I don’t know how these authors do it, but the stranger the book is the more I love it. It was a very unique book and unique is one of my favorite words 😉 The cron concept and the Katia story and the dead girl hanging about her was just strange beyond words and I was very intrigued by it. And now I need the second book. GREAT! I have to wait a whole YEAR for me to get my hands on this sequel. I don’t know why I do this to myself. But now I’m doing it to you 😉 I highly recommend this book to all of y’all. All I’ve heard were wonderful things before I read this book and now you guys have one more source telling you to read this book.
“I felt my world crumble. I wanted to burn down villages, cut out people’s beating hearts, and rip the stars down from the sky.”
“[…] The Larkin women fall too hard, too fast, and too fierce.” […] “When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean.
“It’s good to be afraid,” […] “It means you still have something to live for.”
“The dead girl hung upside down over our kitchen table.”