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Download Epub Format ã Ink Exchange PDF by Ã Melissa Marr Welcome back to the world first created by Melissa Marr for Wicked Lovely A world where faeries exist and roam among humans without their knowledge In this companion novel to Wicked Lovely, we get to know Leslie, one of Ash s best friends Since Ash and Keenan defeated the Winter Queen and gained power, peace has reigned between the Summer and Winter Courts Ash doesn t go anywhere without guards and her closest friends are guarded too Leslie has had a rough home life ever since her mother left Her dad is usually drunk and rarely comes home Her brother is high all the time on a variety of drugs and brings dangerous people around the house Leslie learned that the hard way and has the scars to prove it Leslie enjoyed the time she isn t at home whether that means she is at work or at school Niall is Keenan s, the Summer King s, right hand He often guards Leslie and fe I didn t like the first one, Wicked Lovely, so I don t know why I read the second one, other than I wanted to give the author a second chanceThe teen librarian where I work told me that the teens are eating these books up, but I can only figure that the appeal is the fact that teenagers are being picked to be fairy queens I don t get it.
These books are badly written, the world the characters inhabit is undeveloped, and the author spends too much time on the build up only to leave us with hurried, pat endings.
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 FollowSeventeen 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 LifeThe Tattoo Does Bring Changes, But Not The Kind Leslie Has Dreamed Of, But Sinister, Compelling Changes That Are 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 Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr s first novel, was on my Best of 2007 list and I ve been very excited about the sequel, Ink Exchange The storyline follows Aislinn s friend Leslie Leslie is surrounded by a fog of secrets and unable to break through the fog because of something that happened to her while Aislinn was caught up in her own set of the tumultuous events in Wicked Lovely The gulf between the two girls only grows wider as they find themselves unable to talk about how they have each been irrevocably altered While Aislinn negotiates a tricky truce between Keenan and Seth, Leslie is left to fend for herself, waitressing tables to pay the bills, and avoiding going home for any length of time She is also storing away a little cash to get a tattoo as a symbol of taking her life back and escaping the terror that s dominated it for too long.
Turns out she s not completely a This book surprised me and not in a good way Perhaps because I didn t feel as many dark undertones in the first book, Wicked Lovely, I expected this work to be an entertaining, dark ish, YA fantasy with themes of finding love, belonging, dealing with authority power, etc What I encountered was a disturbing novel which addresses themes of extreme violence, questionable ethics, addiction and domestic abuse in a very surface shallow way I made myself push through to the end, even when I realized a couple of chapters in what kind of departure this book would be from any comfort level I ve ever had It didn t get any better I m hoping that the next installment in the series, Fragile Eternity, will pick up the engaging relationship themes with a balance of fant 3 starsI wanted to give the prequel to this book Wicked Lovely 3 stars but I opted for 4 stars in the end because of the cute little excerpts that Marr included at the start of the chapters about fae folklore I found them charming Unfortunately those little quotes were not included in Ink Exchange I thought that omitting these took from the atmosphere of the book Should something like that had been included, I would have easily given this one 4 stars as well.
I wanted to like this book, and I did, but I didn t feel that it as effectively captured the spirit of the fairy world as did Wicked Lovely I should bring up that one of my contentions with Wicked Lovely was the fact that it has such a predictable happy ending And to give Marr some well deserved credit on Ink Exchange this Bullet Review In some ways better than Wicked Lovely , in some ways worse Leslie is a way cooler character than Aislinn, and I like her struggles AND the choice she makes at the end On the other hand, super emo Faerie boy Niall made me laugh at how emo he was while Irial makes feminist me rage I m also not happy how violence and possession are mistaken for romantic intentions.
5 stars graciously rounded to 3 mostly because of Leslie and her final choice While this is an OK series, it s dark and rather dull I won t be pursuing sequels.
Full Review Leslie is Aislinn s friend, but she has absolutely no clue about the world of Faerie Not that she really cares she s too preoccupied with her alcoholic father and drug addled and horrible brother who drugged her and let his druggie friends rape her What she wants most is
Edit re read in 2018 I still love this book I still love Irial , but I love Niall even than I did the first go round I have to dock a star for the audiobook The narrator was just meh for me Leslie is such a strong character that is just BREAKS ME inside, reliving her backstory and all she s endured The ending of this book is so satisfying to me, because I love the prospect of a new beginning even if I m reading an old book HOWEVER, the audiobook did teach me that I was pronouncing basically everything incorrectly, so that was a fun reality check and a good way to take me down a few notches Most definitely one of my surprise favorite 2010 reads so far It was of a 4.
5 or a 4.
75, but due to the characterization, I m willing to overlook the slight drag in the middle.
I will admit that I was reluctant to read this one I I m not really sure what to say about this book It disturbs me that the protagonist, Leslie, who has survived a horrible sexual assault is, by the end of the book, repeatedly used both emotionally and sexually for weeks by the Dark Court king Yet we re supposed to think this is a healing thing because her proximity to the Dark King feels so good that she forgets everything except being with him But she wouldn t need him or feel anything toward him were it not for the tattoo using his blood that was put on her back and he knew that she d need endless sex with him once it was done I found this story truly distasteful, particularly since this book is YA I d expect this plot in a novel with adult characters, not teens The fey have lived hundreds of years and they can t find adults to interact with Creepy, and not in a good way.
The most sympathetic character was Niall b
The Dark Court thrives on chaos and Iriel is its King His Fae are the natural balance to the restraint and order found in the High Court, but ever since Keenan found his Summer Queen and Beira the Winter Queen s reign of terror ended, his own court has been weakening Too much harmony, not enough fear and pain.
What s a responsible Fae monarch to do Find a way to feed on mortals darker emotions, of course The problem is in the process There are unforeseen side effects And that doesn t take into consid