Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr - Book Review
Title: Ink Exchange
Author: Melissa Marr
Publication: April 24, 2008
Series: Wicked Lovely #2
My Rating: ♥
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'm honestly not really sure what to say about this book. I really enjoyed the first book and had high hopes for this one but I was sadly disappointed. This was just a terrible book. I did not enjoy any scenes at all, everything was just bleh. I didn't like the plot, the characters, I can't say there was one thing in this book that I liked. This was just terrible.
Horrible main character. She was just ugh. I can't even find words to say how much I disliked Leslie's character. She has recently been through traumatic events she chooses to get a tattoo that ties her to Irial. Now, after going through her traumatic events, I just can't believe how easy it was for her to just -- I'm just not going to say anything about that because I don't want to spoil anything for any of you. All I can say was that I did not like Leslie at all.
When we are first introduced to him, I had such high hopes for him. But that plummeted rather fast. I can't say that I liked any of the characters in this book. Niall seemed like he was going to be such a great character, I thought I was going to fall in love with him, but sadly (again) I was disappointed with the outcome.
No. No. No. No.
I hate Irial.
Can I just throw boulders at him? Ugh, even though he went through a change, I couldn't bring myself to like him. He was just ugh. I can't even find words to describe honestly.
Overall, I did not like this book at all. I do plan on reading the rest of the series because I did enjoy the first book but I'm expecting much anymore. After reading this one, I'm not sure if I want to get the next book anytime soon because this was just horrible.
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