10.27.2018

The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones {Book Review}

Hey fans of post-apocalyptic fiction, this one's for you! I am constantly amazed by the ability of authors to think of new ways that the world will end and Holly Goddard Jones' The Salt Line is no exception.
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Hey fans of post-apocalyptic fiction, this one's for you! I am constantly amazed by the ability of authors to think of new ways that the world will end and Holly Goddard Jones' The Salt Line is no exception. 

This time, humans have organized themselves into zones that are surrounded by vast areas of desolation (a "salt line"). This new societal structure was necessitated by a tick that burrows into your skin and ... well, let's leave that one to the description in the book.

As usual, I wanted to know more about the breakdown that forced everyone into the zones. This novel mostly takes place outside the zones and amounts to a hybrid of a thriller and a sci-fi novel. There were enough plot twists to keep me turning the pages, but there were some slow parts that felt like a slog.

The characters in The Salt Line aren't wholly good or wholly bad, which makes it an interesting read and renders its characters very realistic. They certainly didn't always make the same choices I would have, but I don't live in a world with killer ticks!

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