Read The Salt Line Online Free - In the spirit of Station Eleven and California, award-winning novelist Holly Goddard Jones offers a literary spin on the dystopian genre with this gripping story of survival and humanity about a group of adrenaline junkies who jump -the Salt Line.-
How far will they go for their freedom--once they decide what freedom really means?
In an unspecified future, the United States' borders have receded behind a salt line--a ring of scorched earth that protects its citizens from deadly disease-carrying ticks. Those within the zone live safe, if limited, lives in a society controlled by a common fear. Few have any reason to venture out of zone, except for the adrenaline junkies who pay a fortune to tour what's left of nature. Those among the latest expedition include a popstar and his girlfriend, Edie; the tech giant Wes; and Marta; a seemingly simple housewife.
Once out of zone, the group find themselves at the mercy of deadly ticks--and at the center of a murderous plot. They become captives in Ruby City, a community made up of outer-zone survivors determined to protect their hardscrabble existence. As alliances and friendships shift amongst the hostages, Edie, Wes, and Marta must decide how far they are willing to go to get to the right side of the salt line.
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September 14, 2017
it’s rare for me to have no idea how i feel about a book, but here we are.
this is a good book, it's occasionally a great book, and it kept me entertained and surprised throughout despite some bumps in my reading road.
if that’s all the review you need, god love ya. i’m gonna fill up the rest of...
September 10, 2017
Review also found at the Dust Off Your MacHalo blog.
ALL THE STARS! One of my favorite new releases of 2017! How to describe this book? Well, first of all, it's got burrowing ticks in it! But, this is not a horror story. Yes, there are a few gross parts, but overall, it's a post-apocalyptic settin...
September 01, 2017
In a dystopian future citizens live in fear in protected burned out areas beyond the salt line for protection from ticks that have begun to spread a disease that kills in mere seconds. Extreme thrill seekers can still venture out beyond the protection into the wild by paying a high sum to an adve...
September 28, 2017
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/09/28/...
It’s a year for pleasant surprises, it seems. The Salt Line is a book that first caught my eye because of its thriller-dystopian premise, but it’s more than just that; author Holly Goddard Jones has created an exciting high...
September 04, 2017
3.5 – 4 stars
I absolutely loved the concept of this book and mostly enjoyed the implementation. The publisher’s description mentioned that The Salt Line would appeal to those who liked Station Eleven and for once I felt that suggestion was actually accurate. But even more than Station Eleven, the...
October 31, 2017
While The Salt Line starts out as typical dystopia, post-apocalyptic novel; it's main theme changes at the halfway point and then again just before the end.
This makes it a bit of a weird read.
The writing itself is very good and certainly the story moves forward quickly enough to keep the attenti...
August 21, 2017
This book is a good dystopian thriller that was more character based than I expected. An infestation of disease-carrying ticks has disrupted the country. Most people now live in newly-designated geographical regions behind the Salt Line which is both a physical wall and a chemical barrier. A few...
August 26, 2017
They were thrill seekers, using their wealth to buy an adventure of a lifetime, to feel invincible, to go beyond the boundaries their world has dictated. What would drive a person to risk their life to go beyond THE SALT LINE, the barrier that protects humanity from the dangers that now exist in...
November 26, 2017
For a book about "killer ticks" this sure was a slow read. :(
The Salt Line follows a group of people who have paid an exorbitant amount to travel to the other side of the salt line, a place where people no longer live and where the lands have been taken over by killer tics. But while along thei...
April 19, 2017
I spent the whole book muttering "holy shit..."