Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: May 2008
Pages: 325
Copy Provided by: Purchased
Summary: Goodreads

To 17-year-old Leslie, the tattoo is a thing of indescribable beauty, a captivating mark that she must make her own. But this subtle web of eyes and wings brings with it a transformation that no sweet young girl would ever imagine or welcome. Like its predecessor, this stand-alone sequel to Wicked Lovely plunges its youthful heroine into a faery world of almost constant peril. A tantalizing urban fantasy that won't let go.


Ink Exchange is the second book in the Wicked Lovely Series. I was lucky enough to meet Ms Marr back in September during the Smart Chicks Kick it Tour. She is such a lovely lady! I wish I had been able to read more of her books prior to our meeting. The more I read Ms. Marr’s books, the more intrigued and impressed I am with this world she has woven. It is incredibly complicated as are the relationships between the courts. How does one come up with something like this??

I had a tough time trying to remember some of the characters from the last book since it has been awhile since I’ve read Wicked Lovely. It would be advantageous not to let too much time pass between reading her books. The highlighted main character changes from book to book but the players remain the same and what is fascinating is how you get to see different points of view. I love how each character takes a turn at playing a major role. You get to know each character intimately, depending on which book you are reading. Also, how a character evolves is so fascinating. At first, I started hating Irial but he made some decent choices in how he treated Leslie. At first I felt that he was cruel and relentless when he was using her but then he did things to show he cared and the paths were not always the easy ones but the right ones.

My favourite quote page 325 –

'Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.'

There was something interesting that I came across last week. Did you know that you could download a novella that bridges between Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity? Stopping Time can be purchased from the HarperTeen website or downloaded (I think in 2 parts) from Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. I love this series. hope you enjoy this one!