Friday, March 18, 2016

MONDAY REVIEWS - ON A FRIDAY! - SALT TO THE SEA BY RUTA SEPETYS

Hello everyone!

I am back with another review, this week I am reviewing Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Thanks so much to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.



Wow. This book blew me away.

I first started it a little hesitant, because I'm not really history buff, and pretty much the most fiction I've read surrounding WWII was The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak and that was more magical realism than historical fiction.

The beginning of this book is a little hard to get into, because there are 4 different perspectives that you follow, and they don't meet up right way. I went into this book blind, so I had no idea what it was going to be about, other than telling a story from WWII that no one knows about.

I feel like I will keep that story under wraps, because I don't really want to spoil anything and I felt like, while on some level I should have expected it, I didn't.

Anyways, once you get into the story, it really picks up. The last 100 or so pages of this book were insanely intense, I pretty much held my breath the whole time. I cannot imagine going through what these people went through at the time.

I don't want to say too much and give away the ending, but this book was just so moving and well written. The only reason I didn't give it a higher rating was because it took a little longer to get into, and I almost gave up on it, but I'm so glad I didn't!

Highly recommend, even if you aren't a history person.