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Do I need to honestly elaborate? Oh wait, it's underdeveloped. Meet Indelible Ink. And meet Invisible Inq! What are we, preschool children learning opposites and similarly spelt names? All in all, I don't think I can recommend this due to the disappointment this turned out to be. View 2 comments. Jun 07, Jeann Happy Indulgence rated it it was ok Shelves: own , netgalley , review-copy , paranormal-romance , young-adult. This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews!
Just finished Indelible and I have no idea what just happened. The book, the characters, and the world of Twixt is just completely strange and out there with no real explanation of what its all about. It is so disappointing, because Indelible started off really well with lots of intrigue and mystery built in. Joy is a teenager who one day sees a mysterious stranger in a club.
He makes a beeline for her and before she knows it, This review appears on Happy Indulgence. He makes a beeline for her and before she knows it, slashes her eye. Soon after, she is gifted with The Sight and starts to see all these weird things from the world of Twixt. Demons at her window, mysterious glowing girls at her door, strange messages appearing on her phone and in her locker. It turns out the stranger who marked her, Indelible Ink, is a scribe who uses tools to draw strange symbols on his targets.
When Ink and his sister appeared and introduced themselves, I immediately rolled my eyes. They reside in the world of the Twixt, and make tears in the world to visit the human world. What made it really hard to follow, was that these two worlds never really fit together. Sometimes, it would appear like Joy was in the different dimension when she was in the human world, and vice versa. As Joy started to accompany Ink on his strange missions and starting meeting more and more of the fae, I got completely lost. The lack of plot was apparent during the book and I just found myself completely bored throughout the process.
As a love interest, I found Ink to be repulsive. Ink is pretty much constructed out of a strange matter and only made for a particular purpose. He acts really stiff and talks really formally too. With barely any chemistry between him and Joy whatsoever, it was surprising to find that they two fell in love. I also have major concerns about the best friend, Monica. The relationship felt incredibly strained from my point of view. The two spend the whole book just making mention to their partners, and never really introducing them to each other or really telling them whats going on.
I received this book from Harlequin Australia in exchange for an honest review. View all 4 comments. May 22, Summer rated it it was ok Recommends it for: People with no prior experience in the fantasy genre. Shelves: arc , fantasy , netgalley-edelweiss. I received this book in exchange for an honest review If you want a lesson on how not to write a decent fantasy book, refer to Indelible. It will be near impossible to improve this series; if the foundation is not sturdy, the rest of the series will most likely suck.
Where is the plot? Where is the structure? I have no idea why most of the things occurred, because the author paid minimal heed to the essentials of he I received this book in exchange for an honest review If you want a lesson on how not to write a decent fantasy book, refer to Indelible. I have no idea why most of the things occurred, because the author paid minimal heed to the essentials of her world.
In order to have a compelling fantasy, it is essential to build up the world and make us visualize it in our heads. There is very little than annoys me more in a book than cheesy writing. Coming in a close second is the unnecessary overuse of exclamation marks that is not in dialogue. All it shows is that the writing is very juvenile and childish. She felt better already! This was her house! Overall, the writing was a mess. It had no flow whatsoever, and describing every single atom that exists in a room is not going to improve the writing. Like I said, the plot lacked structure.
I felt like the author was just making up this stuff as I progressed through the story. There was no leading up to the conflict; it came out of nowhere, and frankly, made little sense at all. On to Joy, the main character. Joy, oh Joy, you were not a joy to read about. This girl is the epitome of idiocy. At one point, a random stranger came up to her and asked her if she knew about some bizarre thing that she clearly knew nothing about. Naturally, she said that she did know what he was talking about?? Another admirable quality of Joy is her clinginess.
But NO! His sister's suffering is SO much less important than seeing his girlfriend! Completely ignored in Indelible is characterization. This is probably one of the worst books in the characterization department, folks. To top it all off, the book failed to connect with me on an emotional level, and I couldn't wait to finish this book. Apr 08, Brandi added it Shelves: cant-bear-to-finish , terrible. There are two main characters named, Ink and Inq. I don't make myself finish books I'm not liking since there are so many more waiting for me to check out. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.
What a pretty cover this book has! I was allured to it ever since I first saw it. Then I read the blurb and wowzaa!! I knew we were meant to be. What originally felt like an original, intriguing world, turned out to be a frustrating teenage romance disguised as a unique paranormal story.
The word sounded familiar. Confidante, contact, significant I would have freaked out a lot. As for the romance, the L-bomb was so unexpected that I remember to have blinked my very rounded eyes multiple times since I just could not believe what I was reading. Also, I have this weird dislike for ears and he practically devoured them when he touched her. Not creepy at all. All that said, I did like one thing in addition to Joy and her brother—the world. As a whole, it was fascinating and kept me turning the pages. Also, at first I took a liking to Inq, but then she became so self-absorbed and what with all the talk about humans being just a fun way to spend time?
There went the half point I would have added to my rating for her character. I guess a 16 year old me would have enjoyed this far more and I hope that teenagers who pick this up will swoon like I swooned when I read Twilight back in the day. Unfortunately, all the other YA books I read prior this gorgeous arc, were far more enjoyable for me, hence me ending this review with a 2 star rating. More of my reviews can be found on my blog. Brief review: For a newbie, Indelible will be amazing, different, unique and captivating. But I've read this book before if you know what I mean.
It felt unnecessary complicated, boring and reminded me a little to Mortal Instruments of dear C. Clare and that's bad news for me. The characters were okay, at first Ink was lovely, innocent. But then insta-love got in the way and everything became cheesy and boring between them. I found the plot The story was dif Brief review: For a newbie, Indelible will be amazing, different, unique and captivating. The story was difficult to keep up with. In order to create a distinct world building, Dawn Metcalf make it a little too complex for me. There's people who really enjoyed it, so I feel a little dumb tbh.
The cover again succeeded on persuade me to request a book that in the end just disappointed me.
Jan 28, Mel rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , leading-ladies , leading-men , pre-ordered , urban-fantasy , ships-and-otps , kindle , must-read , paranormal , re-read-worthy. This book was everything and then some. Seriously, I loved it. It's been a while since a book has left this type of impression on me but Indelible was amazing. It's dark, mysterious, spooky, and utterly spellbinding. I was totally hooked from the first page. The plot is very intricate and it does take quite a bit of concentration to keep track of everything.
I loved the completely original concept of a girl almost getting her eye gouged out on the dance floor as the start of an amazing adventure This book was everything and then some. I loved the completely original concept of a girl almost getting her eye gouged out on the dance floor as the start of an amazing adventure and an epic romance. Joy was such an awesome girl to read about. She was definitely a wildflower with bite, she was so spunky and had such a fresh voice. Joy had to deal with a lot of things in her life that were less than ideal even before she was marked by Ink.
These issues with her family and her best friend had her feeling left behind and searching for her place in the world. Becoming Ink's lehman which is sort of an assistant really helped push her in the right direction to overcoming everything. Seriously, I couldn't love him more. I swear, he was so precious. Ink is a Scribe, created only to do that particular job and he yearned for more. Ink was tired of merely existing. He's physically perfect but in an almost artificial way, meaning he didn't have any imperfections or idiosyncrasies that makes someone human.
He didn't have any emotions or feelings either but he was just the sweetest guy ever and even though there's a bit of bad boy to him, there's also an innocence as well. Naturally, Ink is very calm and controlled but being with Joy brought out a very passionate and emotional side of him that was awesome to see. Ink's spending time with Joy and learning to be human was just the most adorbs thing. He learned little by little what it meant to have feelings, to care about someone, and later to love them. The relationship between Joy and Ink was just beautiful to read about.
It was slow developing and it changed from something they both were sort of pushed into to something so real and strong. So much of the relationship was about Ink learning how to feel but a little of that resonated with Joy as well. Being with Ink allowed her to open up more. I also loved how honest Ink and Joy were with each other. There was so much trust between them and given how dangerous Ink's world is, it's not something that would be easily given.
The devotion between the two was absolutely lovely and I swear, I'm not a crier but Joy and Ink had me tearing up a little toward the end because of said loveliness. There were other characters that left quite an impression like Inq, Ink's sister and polar opposite. She was frivolous and wild with a bit of a mean streak. Also Graus Claude, a giant yet impeccably dressed toad who was an important figure in The Twixt, as well as a old friend of Ink's. Graus Claude was always there for them when there was trouble which there was a lot of. Overall, I adored this book so much and I look forward to seeing what's next for Joy and Ink.
Jun 14, Nafiza rated it really liked it Shelves: source-net-galley , read However, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Indelible. But more on that later. The mythology as I have already said is new. The world building is well done though it could have been done better. The characterizations are solid and I pretty much loved the head toad dude yep, he's one of those colourful characters that steals the show. The pace is brisk and things happen with alacrity. No moaning and groaning even though life sometimes sucks for Joy and I would have understood if she had indulged in some wailing. The romance is one of my favourite parts of the novel.
The writing is sensuous so even when they are doing something as tame as looking at each other's hands, there is an undercurrent of forbidden pleasure. As I said, Ink is a new breed of love interests. He is not human; he was created and constructs himself, his looks, his shapes, his hands, ears, etc, in the vein of the people he observes.
Reading about his first kiss as opposed to hers is pretty darned refreshing. I look forward to seeing what happens next. Apr 12, Jon rated it it was ok Shelves: paranormal , lgbt. Check out Scott Reads It! Indelible is one strange novel with an extremely original premise and out of the ordinary mythology. Metcalf definitely explores uncharted paranormal territory in Indelible; I definitely give Metcalf props for thinking out of the box with this book.
The problem is that I really wanted to like Indelible, but it was one of those "It's not you--it's me" cases.
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Indelible is by no means a bad novel, it's just not my cuppa tea. I have a fe Check out Scott Reads It! I have a feeling that Indelible will strike a chord with many readers, but it wasn't exactly what I was looking to read. Immediately straight from the first-few pages, Metcalf creates a mysterious vibe that the reader won't be able to shake off. There was a ton of intrigue in the beginning of Indelible that urged me to delve further into this novel. Indelible introduces to the reader to a world unlike any other and I loved how Metcalf slowly, eased the reader into it.
The problem was that this world wasn't all that memorable and that I felt like I was split between two worlds. There's a scene in Indelible where Joy is told by Ink that she has to choose between the human world and the world of The Twixt. I felt like throughout the novel I was caught in a limbo between the two worlds. Metcalf creates an interesting contemporary world to contrast the world of The Twixt, but they didn't blend too well.
Whenever I felt invested in the world of The Twixt, I felt like Metcalf quickly rushed me into the contemporary world. The vice-versa is also true for Indelible and I feel like the author didn't transition well between the two worlds. I hoped the two worlds would coexist in a better matter like in other Urban Fantasy novels like The Mortal Instruments. I really felt like I never fully had a chance to appreciate either world, because the worlds didn't really mesh well together.
Instead of being amazed by the unique world of the Twixt, I felt slightly disinterested while reading this novel. I feel bad when I compare novels to other novels I've read in the past, but I can't help myself.
Indelible (The Twixt, #1) by Dawn Metcalf
The whole Scribe aspect of the novel reminded me of how the Shadowhunters in CoB use their steles to create runes. Also the opening scene of Indelible seemed like a playoff of the opening scene of City Of Bones. I wasn't sure if these were simple coincidences that I nitpicked or whether this novel was trying to mimic The Mortal Instruments. These similarities were a bit disconcerting, but they didn't mar my opinion of the book. I was pretty apathetic towards our heroine Joy; she was nothing special and was a bit too ordinary for my tastes.
I didn't even get a sense why I was even supposed to like her because she was just so unappealing to read about. The love interest, Ink was supposed to be this mysterious, brooding character. Instead of being mysterious, Ink felt to me like he was uncomfortable in his own skin and a bit too shy. There's nothing wrong with being shy, but reading about Ink just was pretty awkward and difficult.
I really hoped Ink would eventually accept who he was and he would show his true colors, but this never really came into fruition. I never felt any chemistry between Ink and Joy, their relationship never really interested me and it felt a bit forced. The supposed romance wasn't distinct enough and was overshadowed by the central plotline.
If the author had wanted to include romance in this novel, I feel as if the author should have made the romance more evident.
I never really felt compelled to read more of Indelible and I had to trudge through the slow-paced middle. I kept waiting for something extraordinary to happen to completely alter my opinion of this novel. I didn't even enjoy the ending of this novel and I was so disinterested that I could have abandoned this book at any time without having a strong urge to continue. I was unimpressed with Indelible's plot for the most part and I expected more from Metcalf. Indelible wasn't the novel for me, but many of my friends seem to have enjoyed reading it.
I can only hope that the next novel in The Twixt series is more engaging and will capture my attention better. I will give Metcalf another chance with the next Twixt novel. It saddens me that I didn't enjoy Indelible more, but this wasn't the ideal paranormal novel for me. Jun 29, Ari rated it really liked it Shelves: arc-galley-or-author. From the wonderful cover to the interesting description and then to the original story-line, Indelible is a beautifully different book for fans of fantasy and not only.
Ok, so I am being utterly mysterious, but so is t From the wonderful cover to the interesting description and then to the original story-line, Indelible is a beautifully different book for fans of fantasy and not only. Ok, so I am being utterly mysterious, but so is the book. There is this wonderful world we learn about, there is this sweet romance that grows slowly, there is action and mystery..
This is why I liked so much learning about Joy and Ink and their relationship, because they were so different and he started by being so cold and un-human, but slowly he saw something beautiful in Joy — her humanity, and he craved for that as well. There was this connection between them, this protectiveness that slowly turned into friendship and then more. It was all so sweet. Happy midnight reading! Read this and more at: ReadingAfterMidnight. View 1 comment. Sep 25, Brad Sells rated it it was amazing Shelves: signed-books , arc-own , favorites.
Indelible is a unique and riveting standout in fantasy. Dawn Metcalf has masterfully woven together a beautiful, haunting, and electric read that completely consumed me and never let me go - I didn't want to leave The Twixt! An amazing read! Indelible starts off with a bang - and by bang, I mean Joy our protagonist almost has her eye cut out at a club. Interested yet? If your brain is acting funky today and you aren't, how about this? A lush, vibrant, and dark fantasy world where lies and monst Indelible is a unique and riveting standout in fantasy.
A lush, vibrant, and dark fantasy world where lies and monsters runs around like madness and havoc. I'm positive you're intrigued by now - which you should be, because Indelible is a fantastic and magnificent start to a promising series. Metcalf's way of telling this story had me completely emerged into this world Speaking of which, I want to say that I love world-building; it's probably my favorite part about books.
And while Indelible does have a contemporary setting, that's only for a short amount of time. We are thrust into the Twixt, a mysterious and chilling world where you don't know how to trust and who's worth fighting for. Dawn Metcalf did a brilliant job with this world! I wanted to know more about it and explore it for myself The Twixt is way too creepy for me to handle by myself.
But that's my favorite part about the Twixt! Metcalf raises the stakes so high in Indelible, and I never, ever wanted this book to end. I need the sequel so badly! The characters are what ties Indelible with a neat bow. I connected to her right from the first sentence, and I knew that I was so happy to be going on this journey with her. And Ink is so weird, but original and awesome! Everything about the world of the Twixt is either quirky or darkly haunting.
And lucky for the reader, Ink is the perfect blend of both! I can't EVEN with this book. It's just too wonderful. Overall, Indelible is an incredible, unique, and fantastic read that shouldn't be missed. Metcalf is a true rockstar with Indelible - un-put-down-able! View all 7 comments. Sep 28, Maria V. Snyder rated it really liked it. I actually finished this book a couple weeks ago, but October is always a super busy month for me. I really enjoyed this book - I really didn't have an expectations going in, just thought it sounded different and I'd met Dawn and done a book signing with her in New York City.
She was super nice and fun and is really into the martial arts, so I knew the main character wouldn't be a timid damsel-in-distress type. She wasn't :. Basic plot - Joy Malone can see the world of the Twixt, which is an alt I actually finished this book a couple weeks ago, but October is always a super busy month for me. Basic plot - Joy Malone can see the world of the Twixt, which is an alternate world of magic and monsters. He marked Joy as his assistant by mistake, and it can't be undone so they have to work together or else the powers that be will be upset.
I had some trouble following the story logic at times and Ink has a sister, Invisible Inq - which I didn't know how to pronounce even though the character explains how so I pronounced her name as Ink - so it was a bit confusing at times. Overall, I enjoyed the book and will be getting the second in the series, Invisible, which I suspect has to do more with Ink's sister, but I'm guessing based on the title.
Jul 17, Nicole Hewitt rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction-addiction-read. This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction Right after I started reading this book, I glanced at the reviews on Goodreads and was disappointed to see that the first several reviews I ran across were either negative or pretty neutral.
I know - I shouldn't look, but I just can't help it - sometimes when I'm reading a book I haven't really heard of, I just like to get an idea of what I'm in for. So, I started the book with relatively low expectations, ready t This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction Right after I started reading this book, I glanced at the reviews on Goodreads and was disappointed to see that the first several reviews I ran across were either negative or pretty neutral.
So, I started the book with relatively low expectations, ready to be disappointed. But the further I got into the book, the more I found myself thinking, "What is it that those people didn't like? Maybe it gets worse as the book goes on. The book centers around Joy Malone, a year-old girl who is accidentally marked by a Scribe named Ink - a supernatural being whose purpose it is to mark humans for the Folk spiritual beings who claim them.
Her mark brands her as Ink's property and helper and as his lover and suddenly she finds herself being terrorized by faeries, monsters and spiritual beings who want to use her to get to Ink. And, as she becomes more and more deeply embroiled with the Twixt the spiritual realm , she learns that she may have more of a place there than she first thought and that some of the Folk might have darker motives than either she or Ink ever imagined.
The negatives: Slightly confusing in parts. Okay, I do have to hand it to some of those naysayers - there were parts of this book that were a little confusing. It took a little while to understand who the Scribes were and what they did. There are actually two Scribes - Indelible Ink and his sister Invisible Inq - okay, it seems a little silly, but after a moment's pause, I got over that.
There were a few points where I had to read something twice so that I made sure that I understood exactly what was being said when it came to the Twixt. But, in the end, I SO loved the originality, complexity and mystery of the world that Metcalf created, that I didn't mind having to work a little in order to understand all of its details. Mom issues? I was worried at first that Joy seemed a bit irrational as far as her mom was concerned and I was hoping that she wasn't just going to whine about her miserable life for the whole book. Joy's mom left her dad and Joy , but tried constantly to contact her and Joy refused to have anything to do with her.
Because of her mom's desertion along with her brother leaving for college , she had some major abandonment issues that needed to be sorted out. I'm happy to say that this ended up being an area of real growth for Joy throughout the book, though, and, while she did wallow a bit at first, she didn't let herself turn into a whiny victim.
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Okay, I know this negative kind of turned out to be a positive, but I'm stretching here. I hate to give glowing reviews with no criticisms what-so-ever! Now on to the good stuff. As I already mentioned, I felt like Metcalf created a really interesting and complex mythology that drew me into the story completely. I loved the originality of the Scribes and the signaturae that they used to mark people with. I also loved the physical descriptions of the process - I felt like I could almost see the marks as they were being applied and Joy's fascination translated to me being fascinated by the process as well.
I loved all of the interesting Twixt characters - some were incredibly frightening and some were endearing at least once Joy got to know them , but they were all unique and intriguing. Ink and Inq. I loved both of these characters, even though in some ways they were polar opposites. Inq was full of energy and life.
She strove to learn everything she could from humanity and didn't let anything get in her way. She could also be ferocious when she needed to be - so watch out enemies! Ink, on the other hand, had held himself apart from humanity. At the beginning of the book, he came off as sort of a Vulcan-type - very logical and aloof, unable to show true emotion. Still, instead of coming off as cold, Ink maintained a sort of childlike innocence that was completely endearing and because of this he won me over relatively quickly. Through his relationship with Joy, Ink grew and changed throughout the book, becoming more and more human both physically and emotionally.
I loved that this was a slow and sometimes difficult process rather than an instantaneous shift. The danger. Let me just say that there are some scenes in this book that almost read like a horror novel and had me on the edge of my seat. Joy was attacked on several occasions by some pretty nasty creatures and she did not usually escape scot-free.
There were moments when I cringed because of what was happening to her, but it was in that "Oh my goodness, this is horrible and intense and yet oh so amazing all at the same time" kind of way. I was truly scared for her and for other characters at times and I had good reason to be. These were not friendly sprites she was dealing with! I really enjoyed Joy as a main character. She was incredibly strong, but still had weaknesses her abandonment issues caused some of these. I loved that, even though she was thrown into a nearly impossible situation and was being terrorized at every turn, she didn't just throw up her arms and say, "I can't do this!
Somebody rescue me! The romance. I was a little skeptical of the romance element of this story at first, I have to admit. I felt like Ink was a little too clinical for Joy to really fall in love with him and I wasn't completely on board at the very beginning. But, I think that Ink's slow transformation is what ultimately made the romance work for me.
There were so many little moments between Joy and Ink that were just really sweet. They didn't have a torrid, passionate love affair - which in this case is a really good thing because it just wouldn't have fit with the characters. The relationship ended up feeling more genuine; more captivating in a sweet and charming way.
I believed that Joy was falling for Ink and that she wanted more than she knew how to ask of him. And, more importantly, I believed that Ink found something in Joy that he had never realized he'd been missing. I believed that he was discovering his humanity through her and I loved the journey! Indelible was an enchanting, scary, intense, imaginative story that, at many times, left me breathless. While this book could easily work as a standalone novel we weren't left with any cliffhangers, thank goodness , I am so glad to see that Metcalf plans to write more books in this series.
I will be looking forward to finding out what happens next in the Twixt! No other compensation was given. Jun 21, Brooklyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: reviewed , covers-i-like , series , 5-stars. Books normally either grab my attention by having a cover I deem acceptable or having a title that I deem acceptable; this one had both. Indelible really surprised me. I had thought that this would be just another supernatural teen romance which it had been, in some ways. However, it was fresh, different from the normal hubbub of YA books floating around out there.
Joy Malone is a normal high school student--or so she thinks and isn't that the way that it always is? She goes out for a nigh Books normally either grab my attention by having a cover I deem acceptable or having a title that I deem acceptable; this one had both. She goes out for a night of dancing at the Carousel with her best friend Monica, just trying to get her mind off of the fact that her mother left her family and her brother Stefan went away for college. It is only her and her father. But in the midst of the dancing crowd, a certain person catches her eye. Dressed in all black with a goth-punk style, Indelible Ink's ebony eyes stand out.
He is different from the rest of the people there, with eyes shining from the neon lights. What she doesn't realize is that Ink and his sister, Invisible Inq, can not be seen by any normal human. You must have the Sight in order to see these unique characters. When Ink realizes that Joy can see him, he decides to blind her to save her from being pulled into his world, the Twixt. However, instead of blinding her, he accidentally marks her, placing his signatura upon her eye. This has, ironically, sucked her into the very world he had hoped to spare her from. The Folk, the people of the Twixt, are not normal.
They are monsters, magical. Each Folk has a signatura unique to them, also known as their True Name. A signatura is placed upon a human in order to keep track of who belongs to who in the Twixt. Indelible Ink and Invisible Inq are Scribes, beings created specifically for the task of placing signaturae upon humans. Of course, Joy, our main character has a special sort of power stronger than anything the Folk that she knows expected.
This makes her especially important in the battle against Aniseed, a Folk who believes that humans stand in the way of the Folk's golden age. Because of course, Aniseed has something sinister in plan for the human race, involving the use of signaturae. I expected the plot in this story to follow the stereotypical supernatural teen romance story plan most authors use today: boy meets girl or vice versa and there is some kind of crazy love connection, girl has inexplicable power that makes her invaluable to good guys, boy suddenly falls in love with girl, boy and girl break up for no reason, big battle at the end KABLAM!
But no. That is not how this story turned out. Definitely not your typical "love connection". Joy does have a latent power, but it doesn't emerge until way further into the book. That isn't quite as uncommon, but it still isn't something you see every day. I absolutely adored the romance in this book. When you meet Ink, he is mostly a shell, devoid of many feelings and seemingly incapable of emotion. He doesn't know how to be a human. However, being around Joy changed him, little by little.
He learned how to act, talk, and look more like a human. When Joy and Ink view spoiler [kissed hide spoiler ] , it was so innocent that I wanted to cry. It was beautiful, something that tugged on my heartstrings. His development, his transformation into becoming more human, was sweet and slow.
Ink was adorable because he didn't know what to do with his feelings--he was putting himself completely out there. It also forced Joy to view spoiler [make the first move hide spoiler ] , which is something you don't see often in stories like this. Most of the time, the male character is forceful and arrogant, pushing the girl to like him. But putting Joy in the driver's seat created something much more harmonious. Can I say girl power? I really loved the name Graus Claude. It fit the character of a suit-wearing, four-armed toad very well.
Another part that was very different was the ending. It surprised me, disappointed me, and then ultimately thrilled me that in the end, it wasn't Joy that view spoiler [almost kicked the bucket hide spoiler ]. Instead, it was Ink. I was so used to the herione or hero, depends on your book getting view spoiler [her invaluable butt kicked, bloodied, and then saved by her boyfriend at the last minute hide spoiler ] , that it was a nice change when instead, Joy was view spoiler [trapped inside Aniseed's barrier because, obviously she's not immortal and wouldn't stand a chance out in that big, huge battle hide spoiler ] and instead thought that view spoiler [Ink had died and there was nothing she could do about it hide spoiler ].
Indelible was a delicious read, one that I hardly put down once I started. It was refreshing and different in more ways than one. Dawn Metcalf has created a stunning book that reached into my core and brought out those silly little fangirl feelings. Dec 21, Wren [t he y] rated it it was amazing Shelves: exciting , young-adult-general , theme-magic , atmosphere-creepy , emotional , paranormal , creature-fey-faeiries , amazing-storyline , characters-magical-boys , favorites.
Joy is out with her friend when she notices the mysterious black-eyed figures. Strangely, nobody else seems to notice them, and when they approach her, one of them cuts her eye. After visiting the hospital and repairing her injured eye, she experiences strange flashes and sees disturbing things Soon she meets Ink, along with his 'sister' Inq, and they are revealed to be the black-eyed strangers responsible for her injury. It turns out Joy has been marked by Ink, he has given her his 'signatura' and she is now his 'lehman'; his companion or lover.
Now Joy must play the part of 'lehman' and pretend to feel fondness towards Ink, and he must do the same towards her. If they're not convincing enough, they could get into a lot of trouble. However this actually turns out to be the least of their troubles as Joy is attacked by grotesque creatures and used against Ink by vengeful and power-hungry members of The Twixt. This book was SO unique. No love triangle, which I know some people may appreciate. No insta-love. Even the paranormal creatures of The Twixt were unique, they reminded me of the fae and of fantasy creatures associated with fae stories.
Yet, they weren't outright labelled as faeries, or trolls, or goblins. Joy's world and the world of The Twixt were absolutely mesmerizing and I often found myself envious of Joy, while simultaneously cheering her on for the whole book. She was a very likeable character, I could relate to her well and I cared about what happened to her. Even if the world-building and creatures hadn't been as amazing as they actually were, I know I would've kept reading to see what happened to Joy.
Then we have Ink. Ink is many things; a Scribe, a mysterious and ageless paranormal being, the source of Joy's confusion and enlightenment He stands out amongst all the other YA male main characters and love interests. I found myself quite envious of Ink as well, with his awesome powers and unique name and whatnot. As I mentioned earlier, there is no insta-love, the romance is very believable in regards to Joy's situation and the pacing is perfect.
The evolution of Ink and Joy's relationship was equal parts exciting, sweet, and emotional. As for emotions, this book played with mine so much! At first I kind of hated Ink, after all he was the one who injured Joy. But then I started to like him. By the end of the book I loved him! I also felt Joy's emotions like they were my own, I understood her fear and I shared in her sadness. As for the ending, I felt like I was reliving the whole book within those last pages.
So many emotions were jam-packed into the end, I found myself putting the book down to process what was happening. While this character isn't really a main one, they're still a part of Joy's life and are therefore of some importance. This has earned it's way into my favourites collection, and I am sure the second book will do just the same. Overall, a fantastic book that I don't have any criticism or complaints about! I recommend this book to YA readers who enjoy fantasy and paranormal books, and to those looking for a unique romance. If you're looking for a 'breath of fresh air' within the young adult genre, this book is a must-read.
May 24, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: paranormal , kindle-books , harlequin. I had no idea what to expect when I picked it up. The blurb doesn't really tell you what's going on with the plot or even the concept, but there was just something about it that really drew me in. Also, this was one of the few cases where the book trailer totally sold me on reading it.
And totally different than any other YA book I've read. I don't wan This. I don't want to tell you too much about the concept because I feel like that takes away from the sheer absurdity and wonderful confusion of the first few chapters, where you as the reader are just as lost and intrigued as Joy is. Just know that the mythos of this book is amazing and original and so, so fun!
Overall, Indelible reminded me a lot of the Sandman graphic novels, written by Neil Gaiman. This book is really visual, and I think it would make an incredible graphic novel. Also, there's that level of creepy beneath all the fantastic, just like in Sandman. And of course, you have the brother and sister mythological creatures, just like in Neil Gaiman's books. But Ink is just as quiet and brooding as Dream, and Inq as spunky and fun-loving as Death. Really, their personalities just seemed so similar, and I was curious to know if Dawn Metcalf was a little bit inspired by this graphic novel series.
I also got Dr. Who vibes, with Joy essentially becoming Ink's assistant, the way the Doctor takes Companions.