Road Salt (Wings from Ashes, 2)

Rated 2.64/5 based on 11 reviews
There's nothing wrong with getting high, or so Carol and Karla felt in this Teen Contemporary, that is until Rod got high on Bath Salts. More

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Words: 50,850
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301675760
NaNoWriMo:
This book participated in the 2012 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Stats, as of November 25, 2012:
33133 words completed (goal: 50000)
Average words/day: 33133
I reached my goal since!

About Linda Nelson

Linda Nelson published her first YA romance in 2013. She is a self-published author who began her writing career in 2010 as just a Fantasy & YA Writer. Now it is all about the romance, a huge career change that took place in the past couple of years when she discovered RWA. Fantasy is her favorite genre to read and write, and her favorite way to escape the day to day life. When she writes YA contemporary she loves to infuse them with conflict, the more, the better. Linda works a full time job by day and writes at night and on the weekends. When she took the plunge into publishing, she jumped into the stream of self-publishing, learning everything the hard way. She is a native of Massachusetts but migrated to Southern New Hampshire later on in life.

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Reviews

Review by: Irene Adam on April 23, 2014 :
I received this book free from the author through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. This book needs editing very badly. The many typos were very distracting. I do feel that this book is one that should be read by every teen and discussed with parents, teachers, and counselors. Every one of the teens in this book have a very dysfunctional family life with little or no parental guidance and very risky parental behaviors. These teens make very poor decisions and continued with risky behavior. They don’t seem to feel any guilt about what they are doing and seem so tough and hard. This book does emphasize how dangerous and risky the practice of smoking Bath Salts can be.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: AJ Cramer on March 01, 2014 :
After all the grammatical errors, spelling errors, syntax problems and typos I finally made it through the 99 page book. I'm glad I did. I just don't know what to say - the book did bring to light a horror story about the drug Bath Salts, about the trouble anyone can get in when they think they are wanting to be part of the group, about the effects of going against your gut feelings, and about loss. I don't have strong enough words to convey what this books message really is and I don't think the author did either. I feel the resolution was thrown together just to end the book and it didn't really convey trajedy. I'm just at a loss. I received this book from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Christina Graf on Nov. 22, 2013 :
This is a great idea for a book and the story was very realistic and I liked that a lot. The interactions between the teens and their parents were very real. There are a lot of characters in the book to keep track of. Some characters were described in depth and barely made it past one page. Maybe because I didn’t realize this was a sequel to another book, I was a bit confused when they were referring to past events. I wish I would have had time to build a personal relationship with the characters but for some reason, I wasn’t able to. It was like something was missing. Proofreading would have helped eliminate other confusions as well. On one page, someone died on Thanksgiving Day while two pages later they said that same person died on Christmas. Overall I think the book had a great concept!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lois Caddell on Nov. 13, 2013 :
I was put off on the first few pages. The writing is tedious, repetitive, and hard to follow. Facts are given and given again, and again. I thought, okay, I got it the first time. My intention is to put this one down for a while and try again later. I'm sure it has a message and I would like to find it, although I think most of it was thrown out there in the first few pages. Thank you for allowing me to be an advanced reader though.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Cindy Holdmann on Oct. 25, 2013 :
This book was remedial at best. It took you on a journey of four friends who went on a drug induced hiatus and all the trouble that ensued because of it. First, let me point out that the editing was abhorrent. Even a first grader with spell check could have done better than that. The characters didn't have much depth and the conversations seemed forced and flat. Most people speak using contractions. Although the book did keep me somewhat interested enough to finish it (thankfully it was a short read), some of the minor characters were unnecessary and clouded up the story line. Also, the epilogue, like many other parts of the book, was nothing but redundancy. I learned more about the substance of bath salts by watching a 1/2 show on t.v. than I did by reading this book
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Katarina Nolte on Oct. 18, 2013 :
This road trip novel tells a tale of a group of teenagers dealing with contemporary issues. The novel drug ‘bath salts’ and the consequences of its consumption take center stage at one point. While in serious need of editing, the story is fast paced, giving the reader a close up glimpse of what it’s like being a teenager today. The book makes it obvious that it is highly unlikely that today’s teens will be looking back at their their high school years with much melancholy. ...
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jana Webb on Aug. 21, 2013 :
I received this book for free in exchange for providing an honest review.


This book is the second book in the series Wings to Ashes series. In the first book Karla, the new girl in town becomes friends with Carol. Carol, the proverbial bad influence invites Karla to a party that ends in tragedy
In Road Salt Karla is back in school and again meets up with Carol, who feels guilty for what happened in the first book one, The girls go on a road trip with their boyfriends that ends in disaster. One of the boys has been using what they call bath salts. This substance is readily available and sold over the counter as “incense”. This drug can have deadly consequences.

Putting the grammar and spelling errors aside. The book was alright as far as it wens but in my opinion the story line was a little far fetched. Sadly I don't think that this book will reach its intended audience
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Tamara Montano on July 25, 2013 :
An intense look at the dangers of drug experimentation especially focusing on the "legal" or synthetic drug bath salts. A realistic look at what the outcomes of using this drug is for young people. I think this is an important read for both teens and parents as well as community leaders.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Heather Cranmer on July 13, 2013 :
I couldn't continue this book. The writing seemed like it was done by a 12 year old due to choppy sentences. Also, the author kept repeating the same thing over and over.

I really could not continue this because I was just getting annoyed with the writing and redundancy. It's a shame because I was really looking forward to this book.

(I received an ecopy of this title from LibraryThing in exchange for a fair and honest review).
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Kimberly Scott on June 01, 2013 :
I just finished reading the book Road Salt by Linda Nelson, I would recommend this book to ALL young readers. I learned a lot about a subject I have only heard about so far which is people using Bath Salts to get high. Linda makes the reader feel that they are with these four teenagers as they are experiencing this road trip and all the things that happen along the way.

This is a great book which will make the reader think. How well do you know your friends? Do you or your friends think you need to get high to have fun?

I hope that this book reaches all young and old alike that thing getting high on bath salt (or anything) is the answer. I hope it reaches all that are thinking about giving it or any drug a try. Drugs are such an epidemic in today's world with so many young and old alike loosing their lives needlessly.


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, rather it be good or bad.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Sheryl Calmes on May 31, 2013 :
I read this book in a couple of hours- very fast read. It was o.k. but I think it is geared more to the teen crowd. It is a cautionary tale about drug use and making bad decisions. I think a teen would enjoy this book.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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