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She doesn't know why bad feels so good...

What seems like out of nowhere, Hope Zigler’s life has transformed: the normal Georgia life of an aspiring singer and student is now turned upside down when she moves away with her dad to Cherry California, and California is truly bizarre. Her heart tells her she can adjust, while her head begs for her old life back.
Suddenly she's...more
Kindle Edition, 424 pages
Published August 19th 2011 by Holly Hood
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Let me just say: Hot, Hot, Hot. Innocent, virginal YA this is not!

I give it 4½♥'s... I'm showing a full 5, but I'm a little particular about giving 5 stars- it was close. Emotionally, it's a YA story (and also technically since the main female protagonist is in high school) but from the steam factor- my, oh, my! It's racier than many adult books.

"You're just a regular Wikipedia aren't you,"

"I nearly died when I saw the periodic table sitting in front of me. It was my arch enemy."

Love me some ta...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review

Cover: It’s okay
Rating NC-17 for the sexiness of it all.
Thumbs Up 5
Overall: This book may feel YA, but it's not.
Characters: Well done.
Plot: An interesting twist on an old tale. It’s not vampires though.
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? Yes.
Recommend Yes
Book Boyfriend: Slade

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

First off, this YA book rivals content description of some adult books so be warned. This book is not for the faint of heart. With that said, I still think for the most part what happ...more
Sheri
Hope moves out to California with her father and brothers after her parents' divorce. Having a hard time making friends and fitting into the rich and snooty town, Hope meets Slade and Tucker, two guys from completely different worlds. After she starts spending time with both Slade and Tucker, Hope's life takes a dangerous turn, and she has to decide which one of them she can trust…possibly with her life.

I loved the characters in this story. They were very well written, and you felt like you got...more
Nikki  Peterson
Mar 18, 2012 Nikki Peterson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone above 15
Recommended to Nikki by: ARR Via Making Connections Group
Hope's Mom and Dad get a divorce. Hope and her twin brothers decide to take off from Georgia and move to Cherry, California with their Dad. They are going to stay in her nutty Grandmother's house on the beach. Her Dad will work at a company of said Grandmother's husband.

Lucy meets two boys. Tucker: The mayor's son, the boy her Grandmother wants to set her up with, and the hottie player. Slade: Member of a band, bad boy image, tattoo's and a pierced lip. Yum! Hope is attracted to both boys and wa...more
Tammy
Once I started reading Ink, I didn't want to stop reading!! It's that good!!

After her mom and dad get a divorce, Hope decides she's going to move with her dad and twin brothers to Cherry, California. Soon after she arrives she goes to a concert in the park and meets Hottie McHottertan, Slade. He has piercings and tattoos, which I love! Anyway, he saves her from getting trampled and walks her home. Things in Cherry should be great-Hope lives right on the beach, she's goes to a performing arts sch...more
Fathima
Four and a half star to be precise !!!!

“I want you, too,” Slade whispered in my ear, holding my thighs tightly in his grip. His intensity took my breath away as he drove himself deep inside of me, the motion of his body against mine bringing me to climax in seconds. I squeezed my thighs together, pinning him in place, bringing him to a halt.

Holy moly thats hot !!! Actually theres so much more thats hot !!! *cant think straight *

*Fans Self*

Mumbles "God I need to stop acting like this ....

*clears throa...more
Liz at Fictional Candy
This really was a fantastic read. I was captured right from the beginning, and found myself staying up late and getting up early so I could read more.

The book starts off with Hope and some of her family moving out to Cherry, CA. They are a family divided, and her paternal grandmother lives out west, so they decide to leave GA. They aren’t rich, but they are definitely moving to a wealthy area. Hope, her dad, and two of her brothers (Eliot and Easton – twins) pack up the van and are on their way...more
Marie
This book at first was quite good.
It drew me in nicely and was going ok.
But then as it went on everything seemed to drag on and I grew bored and tired with it.

It didn't really begin to pick up again until right at the end.

It took a great effort to not just stop reading it, I wouldn't recommend it being completely honest because I did find it uninteresting and a waste of time. It was good at the start and end but it just took yo long to get there. The whole entire middle part of this book seem...more
Jennifer Bielman (Bad Bird Reads)
Dec 29, 2011 Jennifer Bielman (Bad Bird Reads) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance readers
The Good
Once I started reading this book I could barely put it down. It has romance, heartbreak, nail-biting moments, and mystery. Every character had their own personalities and own agendas. Hood has created a world that's both magical and nerve wracking, for evil is lurking in Cherry and Hope can't always come out unscathed. But it's the continuous guessing game on who Hope can trust that really thrilled me. Can she trust Slade, the guy with a bad reputation, who sings in a band, who has tatto...more
Shy The WidowMaker
Where do I begin? Ink is the first book I have read by Holly Hood and now I must read all her other books. Ink has it all suspense,romance, mystery and paranormal aspects.Hope was a normal teenager moving to a new area and she meets Slade. Where do I begin with Slade? He is the exact image in my head of a bad boy. I don't think there would have been anyway for Hope to not have fallen under Slade's spell. Slade was such a bad boy but still so sweet to Hope. It was no surprise to learn there was s...more
Kara-karina
I apologise to the author as it took me much longer than anticipated to review this book. I think one of the main reasons for this is that despite compelling writing, try as I might I just couldn't like the main characters.

First of all, this is 18+ mature YA. There is plenty of sex and violence. I was taken aback by it, although the author did give a fair warning about the contents of the book.

Hope moves into Cherry, CA with her alcoholic father and younger twin-brothers leaving her friends and...more
Holly Hood
Aug 20, 2011 Holly Hood rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-favorites
This book was so much fun to write, and to read. I am totally happy with the turn out. Hope everyone else enjoys it just as much!
Anna Lynn Portwood
*deep breaths*..... *sigh* & wooooow! This book was so.... WOOOOOW! I'm actually still breathing heavy...lol. Ok, so this book is so amazing. So, where to begin....

Ok. Hope is a sweet southern girl from Georgia who moves with her father and twin brother to Cherry, CA. She meets a hottie, bad boy...tattoos & lip piercing (yummy)... her 1st night at her new home. Slade is SUPER SEXY!!! A bad boy in a Rock Band who not only can sing but play guitar. YUMMY!!! But Hope is also associated wit...more
Elsa Carrion
Loved him, Loved him, I Loved him! (Slade)

Another original plot and story, great characters, crazy characters, and I don't know what to think characters, with a little bit of witches, It was amazing!

Can never have too much of a bad boy and Slade is the man. When Hope’s parents hit Splits Ville, she decides to follow her dad and they ended up in Cherry California. Away from her BFF she is new to this town with only her eccentric cougar grandmother to help her settle in and introduce her around bu...more
Mirvan  Ereon
To be honest, I do not really like reading books that are classified as YA. I am already 21 years and I pride myself in reading adult books. I though Ink would be just another YA novel but then, I was so wrong. I started this book yesterday afternoon and by now I am finished with it and I am excited to wrote a review about it.

I love it! I really enjoyed the book. The characters are very interesting and Slade is one hot guy I would want to play with. Hahaha! The lip ring! This book reminded me a...more
Emmy
Review posted at Sinfully Delicious Book Reviews

I have mixed feelings about this book. It's a pretty sexy YA with some very dark themes included. That isn't my reservation though.

We have Hope, who along with her dad and twin brothers, has moved to a town called Cherry, CA. She's 17 and starting school soon at an academy for the arts. She loves music: dancing, singing. So what does she do on her first night in town? Follows the group of people she sees on the beach going to a rock concert in the...more
Ana
Hope makes the decision of moving to California to take care of her father.
Soon after, she realizes that the only friend she has made isn't exactly the most popular guy in town. People start telling her that she needs to pick better friends and after a life threatening event she starts to uncover the truth about her new friends and why no one likes them.

This was a great book It took a while for me to finish it but I enjoyed it very much. I really liked the whole story. And Slade oh goodness if...more
Jodi Ridgeway-nichols
I picked this book up on Amazon for free and about half way through, I bought book 2 because I was so drawn into this story. I loved it and it was definitely something different! Hope and Slade are awesome characters, and I especially love Karsen! She made me laugh when she was visiting Hope! I know I am going to love this series and can't wait to get through #2!
Anna
Hope is a 17 year old who is displaced after her parents split up and she moves with her father and two of her brothers to California. She leaved behind in Georgia a school, friends, and a life she loved to make sure her alcoholic father isn't alone as they move into a beach house owned by her grandmother. Hope struggles to adjust to what feels like a completely different world. People in this story aren't what they seem, and it is a challenge for Hope to learn who to trust, who to love, and who...more
Julie(Reading By The Beach)
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Ink from the author through the group, Making Connections on Goodreads.

Holly Hood has an aptitude in creating original, thrilling worlds with well-developed, unique characters. She puts real life situations into her stories that make them, well, real! Ink is intense, emotional and raw(like many of Hood's books).

Ink is a parable about never judging a person by their appearance. Hope meets Slade who is covered in tattoos, has a lip piercing, constantly wear...more
Jenn
What's not to like about a man with a lip piercing and tons of tattoos? There's nothing about Slade that isn't likable. He may have deep dark secrets but none of them are terrifying. He falls madly in love with Hope, the new girl in town. Hope has moved to California from Georgia with her father and younger twin brothers. What I liked most about Hope is how real she is. She has some honest to goodness issues and problems which she handles as any teenage girl would. And at 17 going on 18, she han...more
Christina Rodriguez
3.5 Stars

After reading the synopsis to this book I figured I would give it a try and I have to say that i enjoyed the book.

Hope Zigler is about to experience a whole new side to the world. Born and raised in Georgia, Hope is used to nice and caring people. When her mother and father split up, Hope is California bound with her dad and twin brothers. The people of Cherry CA aren't like the southern sweethearts. They are mean, cruel and have secrets. When the only person that doesn't make Cali so...more
Nicole
When I read the description I knew i was going to love this book and I was right! So when I contacted the author for a Nook version she was nice enough to give me one. I hope to repay her by giving a review about her AMAZING book.

This book is SO different from everything else I've read and I've read a lot of books. So many books have the same plot line now but this book has originality. With a mix of reality and supernatural it blends together nicely. The characters were amusing and adorable. W...more
Jennifer Shepherd
This book was intriguing. I was surprised to enjoy it as much as I did. To be honest, I think that this book would make a really amazing movie. The only downfall to it was how long it was. It seemed to drag on and on in some parts, but it didn’t keep me from reading more to find out what would happen next. Lots of twists and turns involved, which I loved. The ending was more than I could have hoped and asked for. I was thankful that things ended the way it did. Tucker and his father really were...more
Emily
There are some books you read that make you remember your teen years fondly. Though mine was never covered with the outstanding magical fantasy that didn’t mean that the moments of some teenage rebellion or what my father thought was didn’t compare. It made me smile and gave me fond memories of times past to pop to the imagination which only helped the story it’s self unfurl and make me turn the pages even so I stayed up all night just to finish it. Though some of the scenes are meant more for t...more
A.R. Von
I cannot believe this book has even 1 negative review. I could not put the book down for a minute! (To each is own I guess). It's my first time reading any of Holly Hood's works and I absolutely love her writing! She is another author out there that has an addictive quality to her writing. She created amazing characters with such a realistic feel that snatches you from the start. It's an exciting, emotional, magical, fun and suspenseful read that keeps you hooked and wanting more!

Hope has moved...more
Franjessca
Let me just say this is the first book in a long time, that really caught my interest and I had a hard time putting it down. The story of it sucked me in from beginning to end. It also even had me dreaming about it. When I got up at 3 am to take care of my baby girl, I had to finish the book before I even decided to fall back asleep. It was my mission to find out what would happen between Hope and Slade. Hope is a girl who has to give up everything in Georgia to go to California with her father...more
Jade Goody
I finished!
Ink was a fast paced story about a girl named Hope, she moves from Georgia to California with her dad and twin brothers. From the first couple pages I was wondering what was going to happen. I liked Hope she was a well rounded character. I also have read this authors other series and Hope is a different person compared to Eve. Hope was sweet but had a toughness about her, she was stubborn too. This made the story more interesting.
Hopes dad is always drinking and she is dealing with he...more
Che-che
May 13, 2013 Che-che rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: arr
ARR- I received this book in exchange for a review.
First let me tell you that for the first couple of chapters I wasn't sure what I was reading however once I understand the story line I fell in love with this story. You are introduced to Hope who has just moved from Georgia to Cherry California with her dad and her twin brothers they left behind their mom and her youngest brother because her mom fell in love and moved in with her brother's Tae Kwan DO instructor(that sucks for the dad because h...more
MoonGlitter
Ink was one of those books that I just didn't want to walk away from! Hope is 17 years old and her parents are getting a divorce. She decides that someone needs to take care of her father. So, she with him and her twin brothers from Georgia to Cherry California. She leaves behind her home and everything she has ever know...including her best friend.
Most of the people in Cherry California lead a privileged lifestyle. And as she soon finds out, she just doesn't fit in.

As she wanders around her new...more
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I'm currently on a smoothie kick. And I love it. I'm addicted to blurays and reality television when I am watching.

I love reading but most of my time is taken up by books that pertain to writing...more
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