book reviews · young adult

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

25614492Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Source: Bought
Edition: Paperback
Publication: Published by Philomel (first published February 2nd 2016)
Pages: 391 pages
Category: Young Adult, Historical Fiction


Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war.

As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom.

Yet not all promises can be kept.

Inspired by the single greatest tragedy in maritime history, bestselling and award-winning author Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray) lifts the veil on a shockingly little-known casualty of World War II. An illuminating and life-affirming tale of heart and hope.



I got this book because a lot of booktubers read it. Most of there opinions were  positive which made me buy this book. At first I had my apprehensions buying the book but the price was totally worth it.This is the first book by Ruta Sepetys which I read. Most of the History fiction novels which I read were by James Michener.

This book is really AMAZING. It was written with four different point of views, the transition from one character point of view to the other was flawless. The story revolved around four teenagers who are experiencing the world war 2 and its aftermath. The plot is a very unique coming of age story.  I recommend this book to people who are looking for something different.

I definitely enjoyed reading this book and it made me look forward to read other novels by Ruta Sepetys.


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