Friday, July 5, 2013

Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

(Twixt, #1)
by Dawn Metcalf
Released |July 30th 2013 by Harlequin Teen|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Netgalley|
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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…

I really liked Indelible because I've not read a book quite like it before. The cover really drew me to the story and I had to find out what this book was all about. I think I enjoyed the romance of the book the most. For some reason I was drawn to it because it was the guy who was innocent, in a sense. Ink new nothing about love or anything that's 'human' related, whether it was emotions, looks, etc. So, I found it interesting watching how things developed.

The characters were pretty interesting. Joy was okay. I liked her, but at times she could be a tad bit dramatic. Joy's friend Monica was so annoying to me. I mean, she wanted to be a good friend, but the third degree she always gave Joy started to get old. And then there was Ink and Inq. I really liked both them :) Ink was a mystery and had to grow on me in the beginning, but after that I really liked him. I especially liked the relationship between him and Joy and it is what really made me enjoy the book. I think I found the whole thing cute. Inq was a wildcard though. She was had that bubble personality, but could be all over the place. But I think I actually liked that about her character.

The concept of the book itself I found really interesting because I've never read a book that involved these elements. The creatures in the story was a little weird though and I tended to get confused at times when the author tried to break down what was what or what did what. I understood the gist of things, but not in its entirety. But overall, I enjoyed the story and will definitely continue the series :)


  1. I keep seeing this book around and everyone seem to be reading it. I assumed that this was something different and unusual. I'm really curious. Great review :)

    1. It was very different which was nice to see a new concept being used :)

  2. The romance sounds great, and I do like the originality of the premise

  3. I see a lot of this book and it looks really original. The romance sounds really good too! Great review :)

    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

  4. Never heard about this book before but it does seem interesting

  5. I am really excited to read this one. I have been seeing it around a lot on Goodreads and the cover is definitely eye catchy. I really like the sound of the romance and the characters, especially Ink. I can't wait to see where his romance with Joy goes. I will definitely be reading this one! Glad you enjoyed this!

    Awesome review, Janina! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair