Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: Salt and Storm
By: Kendall Kulper
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers safe at sea, but her mother has forced her into a magic-free world of proper manners and respectability. When Avery dreams she's to be murdered, she knows time is running out to unlock her magic and save herself.
Avery finds an unexpected ally in a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane--a sailor with magic of his own, who moves Avery in ways she never expected. Becoming a witch might stop her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers her magic requires a sacrifice she never prepared for.
Witches? History? Island? HARPOON BOY?? I'm not entirely sure what a harpoon* is, but damn does it sound enthralling. This looks like the kind of book that I need to be reading right now. I'm in a salty-stormy mood. And just look at that cover. If only September weren't, well, in September. D;
*I Googled it: it's a big pointy stick, usually used for fishing (but it can also be used as a weapon**, according to Wikipedia. *wiggly eyebrows*)
**Really anything can be used as a weapon if you put your mind to it, though.