Author: Dawn Metcalf
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Series: The Twixt, book one
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Indelible took a little bit to get into, but once I got into the swing of the novel, I really, really enjoyed it--a fun, different spin on the fey! It was wonderful!
Joy Malone is out partying with a friend when she catches the eye of two gothic siblings--the male of which tries to cut out Joy's eye! Joy soon encounters glowing young women, monsters writing messages on her windows, and mysterious old men popping out of gardens out of nowhere. Joy soon discovers she is now the property--literally--the lehman, of Indelible Ink, a mysterious, quiet boy who is so much more than he seems. As a relationship develops with him and his sister, Inq, Joy realizes that while love comes with this world, so does danger..
What I enjoyed:
-Joy, and her growth throughout the novel, from slightly spoiled teenager to a girl in love to a heroine in her own right, saving herself
-The mysterious, but fun and different world of Ink and Inq and the Folk
-The ragtag gang of people that come from Ink and Inq, especially Kurt
-Ink and his slow understanding of humans, and Joy herself--he was one of my favorite parts of the novel, and his relationship with Joy
-Inq, and her mercurial moods, bubbly and sweet on the outside, and hiding a cooler, harder exterior
-The villain--bravo! Wonderful!
-The pacing once the ball got rolling--I couldn't put it down!
-The ending--Yay! Lol.
What I didn't enjoy:
-At times it took me a while to get into it--it was a little slow, but other than that, it was lovely!
Anyone looking for a cool, fun new twist on a fantasy tale should grab Indelible--it's worth reading! Next on deck: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones!