May 13, 2014

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.
Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, 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 Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils. . . .

I borrowed the summary from Amazon. In Ink Exchange Aislinn's friend Leslie wants to regain some control of her life. To be in charge of her own body again Leslie decides she needs a tattoo. When she browses through the designs there's one that's especially appealing to her. As soon as she ink is on her skin her life starts to change. Leslie isn't afraid anymore, but she also isn't in charge. The tattoo has bound her to Irial. He thinks the tattoo is the solution to his problems, but is it? 
Leslie's life is far from easy. Her world is filled with violence, drugs and rape. She's constantly afraid and what she fears the most is her own home. Ink Exchange is darker and more violent than Wicked Lovely. I couldn't put this book down. I kept hoping that someone would help Leslie so she would be all right again. I had to know how the story ended, even though it cost me some sleep. Ink Exchange is brutal and rough. Leslie's tattoo is beautiful. I kept looking at it and it made the story come to life even more.

1 comment:

  1. I can't remember how far I read in this series, I should check


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