My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: Fantasy - YA
Release date: July 30, 2013
Book Description: 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…
My thoughts: Joy is caught unaware while dancing one evening. She sees a young man, his eyes are black, he looks different. There is something that draws her to him. Until he slashes her and cuts the cornea to her eye.
Now she sees flashes of light followed by strange creatures. The cut was not an ordinary cut, she was marked with the signature of Ink. She now belongs to him. Once done, it cannot be undone.
The book premise seems a little strange. But somehow it all comes together and works for a story. The characters are unique. I really like Ink and Joy. Ink wants to understand humans and feel human emotions. He learns to do this through his relationship with Joy. His sister Inq, is more human and loves to flaunt it. The two of them are quite the pair. They create many interesting and entertaining moments.
Joy has great human emotional support. Her best friend, Monica, is a treasure. She is there through thick and thin. Her father loves her. He is there as much as he can be. Her brother Stef is an important part of the story, even though he is not physically present. Each character adds a layer to the overall story and the strength that Joy must find and use to help her in her new role with the TWIXT.
This is a unique story. I am very glad that I read it. I don't think that I have encountered anything quite like it. It is intriguing and well written.
There are some situations that happen in the book that puts this as a book for 16+. There are situations that infer sexual behavior.
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