Road Salt (Wings from Ashes, 2)

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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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Published: Nov. 25, 2012
Words: 50,780
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

While in high school, Linda discovered her love for reading fantasy. It all began with the Tolkien Hobbit series. From there she found Ann McCaffrey's Dragon Riders of Pern. After that she couldn't stop reading fantasy.

After high school she moved from Massachusetts, where she grew up, to New Hampshire. That is where she raised her two now grown children. Her daughter blessed her with a granddaughter three years ago. These two children brought issues in to her life while they were in their teens, sparking her to begin writing Teen Contemporary. This was how the Wings from Ashes series came about.

But her love for fantasy is still strong, leading to her desire to write her fantasy series. Orgarlan Saga is her escape from reality series. She has had a lot of fun writing it too.

When Linda isn't writing, she likes being in her garden. She is also a knitter, crocheter, and a reader. The rest of her time is spent with her dog Julie, two cats - Sam and Gracie, and her pet laying hens.

She still lives in Southern New Hampshire.

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Reviews

Review by: AJ Cramer on March 01, 2014 : star star star
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 : star
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 : star
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 : star
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 : star star star star
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 : star star star
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 : star star star star
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 : star
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 : star star star star star
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 : star star star
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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