October 3, 2014

Storm Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the Storm blog tour! Today I'm sharing my review of the book with you and don't forget to enter the giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, click on the banner above.

Storm (Salt #2)
Author: Danielle Ellison
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Release Date: September 29, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen


Up until recently, Penelope was a witch with no magic. After having it stolen by a demon when she was just a child, Penelope had been forced to rely on sharing others’ powers as she went through the grueling training required to become an elite demon hunter. Now Penelope has more magic than she’s ever known. And when you’re this powerful, who needs salt to keep the demons away?

But power has a dark side.

Carter Prescott just wants to hunt demons and be with Penelope. But suddenly, witches who formerly had no magic are developing terrible, out-of-control powers. Now the world Carter swore to protect isn’t just endangered by malicious demons―it’s threatened by the same witches who once defended it. And Carter is horrified to see his girlfriend starting to change. Stronger. More powerful. Unrecognizable. It’s just a matter of time before Penelope changes into something far beyond his worst fears...

Storm is the second book in a fast-paced and thrilling young adult paranormal series that revolves around witches, magic, and demons. It picks up right where the first book left off. Penelope - our main character - has finally come into her own as a witch. She no longer has to rely on others for their powers, because now she has more magic that she ever imagined. On top of getting her magic, she also became an Enforcer - a group of elite witches that hunt and kill demons. Now that everything seems to be going in the right direction for Penelope - things in the witch community are turning strange and horrific. Witches who didn't have magic before now have immense powers and the elite witches, like Penelope, who swore to protect the world from the demons, are gaining more power and more magic - and it's changing them, but not in a good way. Penelope's starting to change too - and it's up to Carter to figure out what's behind the sudden magic mayhem before things get worse - and Penelope and the other witches change into dangerous, evil people drunk on power.

This book picked right up where the first one left off, so it only took me a few sentences before I was pulled right back into Penelope's world. I'm a huge fan of any fiction that has witches, so I was immediately drawn to this series. After finishing the first book, I only wanted more. My hopes were pretty high for this book and I'm so glad to say that I wasn't disappointed in the least. It was just as good as the first. The characters continued to grow and mature as they learned more about their magic and their places in the witch community. I also loved watching Carter and Penelope's relationship grow. Penelope continued to be a fantastic main character - strong, smart, powerful, and devoted to her friends and family. She totally kicked butt and I loved it. The plot was original and had an air of mystery - I was on the edge of my seat almost the entire time trying to figure out what was really going on and how Carter and Penelope were going to stop it. There's some great twists thrown into the story to keep you guessing, and the narrative was really fast paced - to the point that I couldn't stop reading and ended up finishing the entire book in one sitting. I love the writing style that the author uses - it's conversational, so the reader feels like they get to know the narrator on a more personal level than with other points of view. That's always a big benefit for me, especially when I really love the storyline and want to fully immerse myself in the world the author created. If you're a fan of paranormal fiction - especially witches - you need to check out this series. Like yesterday. I also highly recommend it to fans of other genres, including fantasy, romance, action, and mystery. There's a bit of something for everyone to enjoy - and with a refreshing plot and fantastic characters - all types of readers will find themselves enchanted by this series.

Danielle Ellison is from a small town in West Virginia. She spent her childhood pretending to fly, talking to imaginary friends, and telling stories. She hasn’t changed much since then. You can still find her pretending to work, talking to imaginary characters, and writing stories. When she’s not writing, Danielle is probably drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. She is the author of five upcoming novels and you can find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites. 

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