Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Sea Is Salt and So Am I by Cassandra Hartt


DNF @ p.56

It's been a while since I picked up a book that I wasn't into. I'm sorry to say that THE SEA IS SALT AND SO AM I fits that description. Usually when I get ARCs, I'm super excited and want to dive into them right away, but after reading the first chapter of this book, I set it to one side and avoided making eye contact. There's nothing really wrong with it... it just does a lot of things I don't really like. The sort of dreamy portrayal of mental health issues (not exactly romanticized but definitely sensationalized), the multi POV narratives (Ellis and Harlow sounded exactly the same, only Tommy stood out), and a claustrophobic small town setting where everyone is focused on the cliffs. I definitely think that this will appeal to some people, because I know a lot of people like those things, but it didn't work for me at all.

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

2 out of 5 stars

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