Penelope is a witch but one without powers of her own. When she was younger a demon attacked and killed her parents and stole Penelope’s magic. Penelope can only practice magic if she uses her family members to obtain the power from and they have to be within a certain distance for this to work.
In Penelope’s world a witch without magic normally doesn’t survive but Penelope did when her magic was stolen and now she is determined to find that demon and get her own powers back. When given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force she jumps at the chance to take the tests so that hopefully she will pass and be able to track down the demon.
Salt started off rather well and I really thought I would enjoy reading about Penelope and her world but unfortunately this one slowed down for me and just couldn’t hold my attention very well. It seemed like a good set up to have this young witch looking for her powers but without the powers it also seemed a bit silly for her to toss herself into harms way so many times in the read. Normally I’m one that complains if the action is lacking but this seemed to be overly repetitive with magic-less Penelope getting herself involved in demon fights.
In the end I decided on 2.5 stars for Salt. Just a bit too repetitive and not very captivating to this reader unfortunately.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.