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Over at Kirkus: Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today it’s Ana’s turn as she talks about a new romantic YA fantasy: Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper…

Salt and Storm

And folks…it was bad. REALLY BAD. Get the full scoop here.


  • Nautica
    September 19, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Sounds really interesting! I will have to read it!

  • Annamal
    September 19, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    There are Pakeha authors who have written carefully about M?ori culture and mythology, this….really does not sound in even remotely the same ballpark.

    There is long and creepy history of using the existence of the Moriori in really negative and racist ways…combine that with a lack of understanding of why cultural tattoos are not interchangeable and you have a recipe for a mess of a book.

  • Zahra
    September 22, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I really appreciate negative reviews like this. Beyond being entertaining, in the too-crowded world of YA fantasy it’s a real service to be able to ignore lesser efforts, and the kind of racism and misogyny this book seems to be built on deserves to be called out.

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