Life isn’t better under the sea - a harsh reality of which teenagers Kellen Winstel and Garrett Weaver are totally unaware. Raised in the Midwest, far from the nearest ocean, their world is forever different when a hazing incident goes awry and one witnesses the other change in ways no one can explain.
Or so they believe.
Lenny Dolan is all too familiar with such changes and harsh realities. A Selkie slave in the realm beneath the waves, he has no choice when charged with leading a crew ashore to capture an elusive runaway. If unsuccessful, the loved ones kept behind will pay for his failure with their lives. But when his target leads him to the naïve teens, Lenny faces a moral dilemma. Secure his freedom at the expense of others, or return empty-handed to face the grisly consequences?
How Lenny answers the question will teach them the harshest truth of all. Only through the loss of innocence does one become Salted.
It's always hard to find a unique novel on mermaids. I've seen a spin or two from time to time, but nothing really original, and certainly nothing I'd really describe as 'cool'. That was until I got the chance to read Salted.
- Steampunk Sparrow Book Blog
Galvin puts a new spin on life under the sea. I'm used to reading about more utopian scenarios beneath the waves, but here we discover a dank, dark world filled with kidnappers and slavers. - Bea's Book Nook
Salted was an intriguing read that kept me hooked. It is a different spin on the underwater world and creatures which I found brought quite a bit of originality to the genre.
- Lost To Books
Aaron Galvin has a vivid and rich imagination (I'm a fan of Tolkien and Martin so I'm really into detail)...The plot is clever, inspiring, and definitely thought provoking. I'll never be able to look at a seal in quite the same way again!
-Zili In The Sky: Book Reviews
All in all, an interesting read and one that I would recommend to Young Adult fans who like a little mythological break in their day. It's emotional enough for us gals and biting enough for the boys, leaving the auditorium open for an audience of one and all.
-Satisfaction For Insatiable Readers
We've been in a bit of a rut in the merbook business lately. Waiting for sequels, reading some filler in the time between...And then Salted waltzes in, and it blew my mind...it's a totally fresh take on selkies and merpeople, and definitely one of the best of the newer crop of mer-novels released. Go read it!
-The Merblog: The Blog For All Things Mermaid
One of the best things Salted has going for it is the presentation of a type of world we haven’t seen much, if at all, in popular young adult fiction today...Salted is sure to grab your interest at the onset.
- Let There Be Movies
This is a fantastic first book in a series, and I really think it going to get better and better :) I have already bought book 2 because I want to know what happens next, so be watching for that review in the future :)
-Lost In Books
I totally bought into the Salted world Galvin created. Not an easy read but a unique one, I would recommend Salted by Aaron Galvin for people who are looking for something beyond the typical mermaid and selkie tales.
- Cherie Reich, author of The Foxwick Chronicles
Get ready to run the full gambit of feelings for the characters -- you will loathe one and love another -- plus author Aaron Galvin also throws in a couple of characters that aren't so easy to read. Again, a maddening hook to assure we read the sequel. -Hall Ways
We have seen a glut of young adult fiction that has made its way to bookshelves. Vampires, werewolves and post-apocalyptic survivors have become the dominant characters in many books for young readers. It’s a trend that has very much worn out its welcome if you ask me. That’s why it is so refreshing when an author creates something new and genuinely interesting. Enter Aaron Galvin’s Salted, a book that actually presents a mythology that I never knew existed.
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