Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Ink Exchange" by Melissa Marr [3]

Seventeen- year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their shadowy power struggles. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.

The tattoo does bring changes - not the kind that Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that bind Leslie to Irial, a dark and dangerous faery king fighting for the soul of his court. Slowly, Leslie is drawn deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils...

Melissa Marr continues her tales of Faerie in a dark story of temptation and consequences, and of heroism when least expected. While this book isn't supposedly directly after 'Wicked Lovely' you really do need to read it next
as it contains characters that will continue into the next novel.

Another beautiful cover to this book and easy to read.

The character of Leslie is a poor girl that has some deeply distressing issues in her young life that she is trying to escape from, only to find she gets entangled into the world of faery and that makes things worse. As a mother my heart just bleeds for this girl and you want to just hug her and make everything better. Her knight in shining armour is Niall but even he can't help her, it is something she has to deal with herself. I really felt drawn into this one, but again the emotions of the teenage characters start to annoy you a little. Well written, teens will love it.

Look forward to reading the next..."Fragile Eternity"

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