The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones

Into the Wild

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.

Title : The Salt Line
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ISBN : 073521431X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


karen rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽ rated it ★★★★★

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...

Carrie rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Lindsay rated it ★★★★☆

January 17, 2018

In a mid-term future a group of people from varied backgrounds depart on an adventure tour beyond the Salt Line, a barrier that keep most of humanity safe from horrific ticks and the fatal disease that they carry. Several of the people on the tour are actually there because of ulterior motives ra...

Mogsy (MMOGC) rated it ★★★★☆

September 28, 2017

4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum 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...

Cindy rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Bradley rated it ★★★☆☆

January 16, 2018

There really is a lot going on in here that can't really be done justice in a short review and some of it is quite good. Dystopian Nightmare Ticks, yes, please. And then there's the rest. Most of it is a good four-star read. A lot of focus is on regular human relationships and the larger developmen...

Mel (Epic Reading) rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Justine rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2018

This is a gripping, near-future tale that makes use of excellent in-depth characterisation and exploration of socio-political themes, giving it a literary fiction feel. The pacing was such that that I felt compelled to finish it in rather short order. The result is a pretty satisfying read, if a...

Faith rated it ★★★★☆

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...

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