Thursday, July 3, 2014

Review: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Twixt #1
Pages: 384
Received: Received a copy from the publisher through Netgalley

Release Date: July 30, 2013
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Goodreads Synopsis:

Some things are permanent.


And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…


My Review:

I was so excited for this book, everything about it sounded so intriguing and the cover is just so gorgeous. Sadly, I had a really difficult time getting through this book, I found myself trudging through the story and not really caring about what was happening. The biggest thing for me with this book were the characters, I really could not connect with any of them at all.

Joy was someone I did not understand at all, she was very sullen and I wanted to kick her so many times with the way she acted not only with her father and brother but even with her best friend. In my opinion, Joy just kept getting herself into the worst situations and then she would complain about how she is always in danger. And then Ink and his sister, Inq, were two characters that just confused me all the time, nothing about them is truly explained and it really makes it difficult to understand the story.

Another thing about this book that made it hard for me to get through was the formatting (it may have just been my e-copy, which is an advanced version) but there were no chapter breaks so it felt like a much longer book because I had no place to stop. I am the type of person that needs a break in stories because I stop and think about what has happened so far, it almost enhances my reading in a weird way.

I am glad that I kept going and finished the story because I found the ending to be interesting, especially with the way Joy grows (even just a little bit). There is definitely an ending that will have many readers coming back to learn more about Ink and Joy I just did not enjoy it enough for me to try and read more of the series. There are many people who will enjoy this type of book but it just was not one story for me. 

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