August 5, 2017

Mini Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Length: 393 pages
Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction
Publisher: Philomel Books
Source: I met the author and received a free copy last year at BEA.
My Rating:

Goodreads Summary: Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war. As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. Yet not all promises can be kept. Inspired by the single greatest tragedy in maritime history, bestselling and award-winning author Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray) lifts the veil on a shockingly little-known casualty of World War II. An illuminating and life-affirming tale of heart and hope.

My Review

Salt to the Sea in Three Words: Heartbreaking. Memorable. Brave.

Salt to the Sea is a novel I won't soon forget. Compassion, survival, the horrors of war, and memorable characters, makes for one captivating read.

I read Salt to the Sea in one day. It has short chapters making it a page turner. This book is based off a devastating true story in history that many may not know.

The Verdict: This book is sure to stand the test of time, and would be a great read for teens and adults alike looking for their next historical fiction.

8 comments:

  1. I agree with all of this! I read it earlier this year for book club and am so glad to have read it. I have Between Shades of Gray on my shelf -- I have heard all good things about that one as well.

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    1. I have yet to read Between Shades of Gray, but I am sure I will love it. She is such a good writer.

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  2. I totally agree, I loved this. I listened on audio. Never wrote a review though, as my Dad passed and well time slipped away from me. Great review!

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    1. So sorry to hear about your Dad.

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  3. I have kept this book on my TBR for so long. Great review! It must be amazing because you read it so fast

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    1. You MUST read it! Push it up on your TBR pile. :)

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  4. This is one of those books that has been on my TBR for way too long. I really need to make it a priority because I've read so many great reviews. I'm glad to hear it's a quick read too.

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    1. You need to read it! It will be worth it.

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