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Salt & Venom

(Blood, Bloom, & Water #2)

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  11 reviews
An emboldened merman. The daring girl who agreed to be his champion. The upcoming battle that threatens to change everything they believe in.

Ivy Sheppard never wanted the ability to turn into a mermaid—though her wicked ice powers are nothing to sneeze at. Now her step-sister is her enemy, the fairy she once trusted may not be the ally she hoped for, and her new boyfriend
Paperback, 262 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Snowy Wings Publishing
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Shirley Cuypers
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-beta, ebooks, 2018
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This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Amy McNulty!

Salt & Venom
focuses on Ivy’s story as the mermaid champion. Ivy never wanted to be the mermaid champion, but she had to because her step-sister is the vampire champion.

Salt & Venom is the second book in the Blood, Bloom & Water series and I really liked this one. I even think that this book is better than the first book, Fangs & Fins. I remember not really liking the double perspective a
Tiffany Marin
An emboldened merman and the girl who has agreed to become his champion face an upcoming battle that threatens to destroy everything they both hold dear. Ivy Shepherd never wanted the ability to turn into a mermaid, or the struggle to hold onto her form when in water that comes along with it. She has to admit, though, that her ice powers have come in handy a time or two in defending herself and the other merfolk from the vampires. Her stepsister has become her enemy as they both face a battle be ...more
Jennifer Trethewey
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The war between the Merfolk and Vampires continues in Amy McNulty’s YA sequel to Fangs & Fins. I always love when a second book in a series tops the previous book in suspense and conflict. Without revealing any spoilers, Ivy’s responsibility as Merfolk Champion becomes complicated. Nothing and no one is who they seem to be. Who can she trust? And how can she come out on top without losing any family members! Excellent sequel!
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy for an honest review. I think Ivy is the only sane one in this whole debacle. She also seems to have more of a "spark" with Orin than Calder and I'd suggest they be together instead if he weren't such a conniving backstabber. But Orin is still probably my favorite character just because he's so quirky. I feel for Ivy though. It seems like the more she starts to get close to someone, the more likely they are to betray her. The impending battle seems to be shaping up to be m ...more
Kalli Bunch
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This one is WAY better than the first one, and I didn't know that was possible. Fangs & Fins was fantastic, but Salt & Venom is brilliant! It picks up from where the first one left off, so there are no lingering questions, no wondering if you missed anything. Not only that, but you're going to be glued to the pages. So much exciting stuff happens. I'm definitely NOT team Calder. He's a world class coward. But I also have some reservations about Dean. Things haven't quite been cleared up yet. But ...more
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am not sure where to begin, but I guess I will with wow! Such a good sequel to the Blood, Bloom, & Water series. We jump back in with Ivy and Ember being the champions for the Vampires and the Mermaids. With so many emotions, the balance of morals, what is truth, what is going to change the game forever, and where do they go next. Amy McNulty sucks you in and keeps you swimming from page to page as their battle begins. What they don’t know is the sucker punch in the end. The only sad part to t ...more
Katherine Decker
The battle continues in this very entertaining sequel. The second installment focuses on the water champion, Ivy as she tried to process the battle and figure how to compete against her step-sister. Full of action and some big twists.
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
And the story continues of Ivy and Calder. Ivy is the champion of Prince Calder. Can she battle her stepsister, who is the champion of the vampire prince, to the end? Is she doing the right thing siding with the mer people? What a battle lies ahead. Great, great story. Loved it.

Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a story. A Merman, a girl who’s his champion. Totally different type of writing for me. Happy to be introduced to this style. Couldn’t get enough.
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Thank you to the author for a copy to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Amy McNulty is an editor and author of books that run the gamut from YA speculative fiction to contemporary romance. A lifelong fiction fanatic, she fangirls over books, anime, manga, comics, movies, games, and TV shows from her home state of Wisconsin. When not editing her clients’ novels, she’s busy fulfilling her dream by crafting fantastical worlds of her own.

Other books in the series

Blood, Bloom, & Water (6 books)
  • Tresses & Erubescence: A Blood, Bloom, & Water Prequel Story (Blood, Bloom, & Water, #0.5)
  • Fangs & Fins (Blood, Bloom, & Water, #1)
  • Iron & Aqua (Blood, Bloom, & Water, #3)
  • Tears & Cruor (Blood, Bloom, & Water, #4)
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