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Salt For Air by M.C. Frank

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Salt For Air:

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Book Title: Salt For Air

Book Author: M.C. Frank

Genre: Mythology/ YA Fantasy

Publishing Date: October 23, 2018

Publisher: Self Published

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Ellie dreams of mermen. She writes fanfiction about them and spends time in underwater kingdoms in her imagination, trying to escape the sad reality: she is an orphan. And not only that, but she’s bullied every day at school -she’s a nerd, she hates sports, she loves books and she used to be overweight. What’s not to bully?

One day, the bullies go too far. They try to drown her, but at the last minute an otherworldly creature shows up in the water. He keeps her breathing and tells her to live: “How will you be able to save anyone if you can’t even save yourself?”

She thinks it was a dream, but the emerald-eyed merman boy who rescued her appears in her school the next day. Is he really the exiled prince of an ancient kingdom that’s on the brink of utter destruction? And is he asking her to save him? Or is something far more sinister and deadly lurking in the water that surrounds her little Greek town?

When myth and reality collide, can love save their lives?


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The Review:

Salt For Air is full of beauty and grace. It is swimming with fantasy, emotion, and excitement. For those who love faerietale-esque stories with all the feels, this will be your new favorite read!

I found this one to be absolutely STUNNING! It has been a very long time since a book has made me feel this deeply. M.C Frank has captured my heart and soul with Salt for Air.

First of all, the writing was enchanting. It was vivid, elegant, and flowed beautifully from page to page. It captured my imagination like no other book has and it painted exquisite pictures in my mind.

Secondly, the story truly and deeply touched me and left an aura of intense emotions floating around my heart. There was sadness, struggle, danger, friendship, and glorious self-discovery. There was never a dull moment, and the pacing and depth of the plotline was perfection.

And, finally, the stars that truly stole my heart were the characters. I’ve said this before, and I know I will always end up saying this but, M.C. Frank truly knows how to write gorgeous characters and deeply intense friendships. I fell in love with each gloriously unique and dynamic character in Salt For Air, and they have stayed with me since I finished their story.

Salt For Air was a powerful story about loss, depression, bullying, and learning how to love oneself. It was also an amazing tale involving mythology, a fantasy world, and mermaids (particularly a gorgeous, strong, emotionally conflicted merman). M.C. Frank found an incredible way to weave emotional struggle, and important issues, in with a heart pounding faerie tale so, even though there was plenty of dreamlike fantasy, there was also a sense of realism that readers, and especially myself, could relate to.

This one has moved to my favorite spot for the year. The world building was impeccable. The characters were highly developed, and the storyline gave me all the feels and kept me wanting more until the very end. I laughed, I cried, and when I was done with the book, I wanted to sit and read it again. I’ve dreamt about this book so many times since I’ve finished it and I can’t recommend it enough.

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All the mermaids for this one, and then some!! I am so glad I had the opportunity to beta read this and provide my honest feedback and review!

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