Salt to the Sea (Spoiler Free Review)

Book Review, Favorite Readings

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My opinion.

This is one of the books everyone should read. This story is breathtaking, touching, shocking, so real.

Every word written in this book has touched my soul. Some people says books can change lives, and I also believe that. This is my first time reading Ruta Sepetys, but she has become one of my favorite authors. I’m sure her other books will be as great as Salt to the Sea.

Although the story is narrated through four different points of view, the reader doesn’t gets lost at the end of every chapter, perhaps it is because the chapters are very short.

I fell in love with Ruta Sepetys writing style. I was checking her official website to see what inspired her to write this book and I saw a short video about herself and about Salt to the Sea. She said something that caught my attention at the end of the video: “Humanity can prevail even in the darkest of hours”. She wanted to give the victims of a  tragedy a voice, to show the world their lives just weren’t buried in the graves of history.

This book made my cry, it touched my heart and soul. It made me think about all those people who died in World War II, and every war that has taken innocent lives.

YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK! It will change your life. Your tears will be Salt to the Sea…



“He would never agree with children not being taught reading, writing, and arithmetic. They had burned our books in the Polish language. But I had learned to read very young. They could never take that away from me”.

“The Nazis couldn’t stop the wind and the snow. The Russians couldn’t take the sun or the stars”.

“Killers aren’t always assasins. Sometimes they don’t even have blood on their hands”.

“I wept because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet”

“Sometimes living life is more instructive than studying it”.



Until next time…



Five books I want to read this Year.



  1. This is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can’t live without.
    For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog.

I’ve read good reviews about this book. I love the cover, it is simple, but when I saw it for the first time, It caught my attention. I hope it’s good.


2. Can we please take the time to appreciate this cover… Yes, I looove it. I read the Synopsis on goodreads and definitely I was interested in the story. So this wil be on my 2017’s TBR.





3. This book was on my december TBR but due to “circumstances” I couldn’t read it. I started it, but then I paused it to read another book, because I wasn’t getting in the story. I would love to finish what I started, so let’s see if this year I can do it.




4. The Inheritance Cycle has been sitting on my TBR pile for eons! I really want to discover this story. I love dragons and adventures and all the epic stuff. This world seems to be wonderful so I want to explore it.




5. I love Historical novels and this is one I’ve been looking forward to read so bad. The reviews I’ve read confirms that this book worths to be read.




There is a biiiig mountain of books to read in this year; the list is neverending. I wanted to share with you here some of the books I’m planning to read, because of course I have a book pile! But, I assure you these are included in this year reviews, so stay tuned…

For now I’m re-reading LOTR, and is more epic than ever! Tolkien’s world is magnificent and I always want to stay in the Middle Earth. Actually it is my favorite book world. And, what about you? What books do you want to read in 2017?

PS. All images were taken from goodreads.