Salt To The Sea •Book Chat

Hello my reader friends! Welcome back to my home here on the Internet! 

I think this is the first time I have done a book chat on a book that was straight up historical fiction with no fantasy, no time travel… Which I kinda find shocking as I love historical fiction. Especially ones based off of true events. 

I have had Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys on my To-Read list for a little while. This was another that I checked out of library. 

I am going to keep this chat, as usual, spoiler free. 

|My Thoughts|

We start off in winter 1945. WWII is still going and innocent people were living in fear of being butchered. A lot of men,women and children were murdered in camps but the book took one true event that you don’t really hear about. Wilhelm Gustloff.

The book is divided by four teenagers all with a secret they keep. We meet; Joana,Florian,Emilia,and Alfred. Each one of them comes from a different homeland, and we experience to a degree the horror they feel. All four end up on the same ship 3 longing for freedom, and 1 on duty. 

I’ll be honest, up until reading this book, I had never heard of the Wilhelm Gustloff or of the tragedy that fell on it and it’s passengers. 

I loved this book, I would definitely say it is now one of my favorites. 

I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads.

Have you read Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys? Let me know what you thought! 

Till next time.

Happy Reading.


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I am a 27 year old dreamer. Married to my husband and best friend Colin. I am mama to three fur-babies and dream of having some babies of my own. I love Coffee and Chai Tea, reading books and watching movies. I love DIY projects and baking. I love sand between my toes and the sound of the ocean. I love clean mountain air and being outdoors. I love my family and looking into their history. I am a follower of Jesus and love serving Him in my local Church. I am a lover of music and love pretty things.

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