Saturday, June 29, 2013

Brad About Books: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

Read from April 10 to 11, 2013
Expected Publication Date: July 30, 2013
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Format: ARC
Page Count: 384 pages
Source: Received for review in exchange for an honest review
Series: The Twixt, #1

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 The Twixt.

Indelible is a unique and riveting standout in fantasy. Dawn Metcalf has masterfully woven together a beautiful, haunting, and electric read that completely consumed me and never let me go - I didn't want to leave The Twixt! An amazing read!

Indelible starts off with a bang - and by bang, I mean Joy (our protagonist) almost has her eye cut out at a club. Interested yet? If your brain is acting funky today and you aren't, how about this? A lush, vibrant, and dark fantasy world where lies and monsters runs around like madness and havoc. I'm positive you're intrigued by now - which you should be, because Indelible is a fantastic and magnificent start to a promising series. Metcalf's way of telling this story had me completely emerged into this world... and I loved every minute of it. 

Speaking of which, I want to say that I love world-building; it's probably my favorite part about books. And while Indelible does have a contemporary setting, that's only for a short amount of time. We are thrust into the Twixt, a mysterious and chilling world where you don't know how to trust and who's worth fighting for. Dawn Metcalf did a brilliant job with this world! I wanted to know more about it and explore it for myself... actually, I take that back. The Twixt is way too creepy for me to handle by myself. But that's my favorite part about the Twixt! Metcalf raises the stakes so high in Indelible, and I never, ever wanted this book to end. I want need the sequel so badly! 

The characters are what ties Indelible with a neat bow. Joy... oh man, Joy was awesome. I connected to her right from the first sentence, and I knew that I was so happy to be going on this journey with her. And Ink is so weird, but original and awesome! Everything about the world of the Twixt is either quirky or darkly haunting. And lucky for the reader, Ink is the perfect blend of both! I can't EVEN with this book. It's just too wonderful.

Overall, Indelible is an incredible, unique, and fantastic read that shouldn't be missed. Metcalf is a true rockstar with Indelible - un-put-down-able!

M Y    R A T I N G

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for stopping by! I read every comment and truly appreciate them. I would love to hear your thoughts! If you leave a comment, I'll be sure to leave a comment back on your blog ASAP! -Brad