Friday, June 5, 2009

Ink Exchange By, Melissa Marr

Ink Exchange, by Melissa Marr, is the follow-up to the outstanding book, Wicked Lovely. While you may not have to read this book, in order to fall into Ink Exchange, it would be nice to do so, therefore you can understand the storyline, characters, etc., though there is a new heroine, but same characters.

Meet Leslie, your normal teenage girl, with a tough life. With her father not really fitting the stereotype for the Mr. Great Dad award, Leslie's dad is still hurt about his wife leaving him, while at the same time her brother is addicted to hard drugs, as he brings in some dangerous people to their home. Plus, her family can barely pay the bills and rely on Leslie for money.
Little does she know, her best friend, Aislinn (the heroine from the first book) has ordered guards to protect her and keep her very safe from the bad influences.

To break free of being the "mother" of her father and brother, Leslie decides to do something out of the ordinary for her, and that is to get a tattoo. Going to Rabbit, the story's tattoo artist, he shows her a coveted book, that's off-limits to anyone else, and she chooses one that she likes. But as she gets the tattoo, something a "little" unexpectant happens; Leslie will be apart of the "faerie world". You can see part of the dilemma.

Now, don't be fooled, that's not where it end. Basically, this story is your (not so) typical love story, where the girl falls in love with the guy she literally can't have, and there's a boy who likes her, who she has to accept, but doesn't want too. I don't want to give away to much, but this is a very exciting story.

I have to say, I absolutely loved this book. In a world of vampires and werewolves, it's unlikely in the YA market to find a love story, about faeries. Melissa Marr, has outdone herself again, with creating such real, interesting characters that almost seem real to you, in everyday life. This book really shows the world, how much of a force she is to be reckoned with. There's so many (good!) twists and turns that put you on the edge of your seat, that you will never
want to put this book down. It's that incredible.

Lastly, don't hesitate. Go out right now and buy this book! Seriously, you won't regret it. Believe me, you will crave for the next book!

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