Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely #2)
Mine. The need was overpowering. Leslie looked up. "This one," she said. "I need this one."
But the image is more than just tempting art, and it draws Leslie into a world of shadows and desire - into the world of Faerie.
For one, Leslie as a protagonist is more interesting than Aislinn. There is definitely more depth to her and although I don't get that whole idea of a tattoo being able to free you of your troubles, to liberate you, make you stronger, Marr makes Leslie relatively easy to understand. Again, there are interesting ideas about faery lore that I would like to know more ab...more
I wanted to give the prequel to this book Wicked Lovely 3 & ½ 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...more
The 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 hur...more
Personally, I like Ink Exchange better than I did Wicked Lovely. To be fair, WL was one of the first fae novels that I’d read, along with the Holly Black series, so I was just getting to know about the glamours and the sight and all that fae lingo.
Ink Exchange is definitely the darker nove...more
Leslie has had a rough home life ever since her mother le...more
Melissa has a wonderful voice and a great sense of the faery world. I applaud her.
I will admit that I was reluctant to read this one. I am a huge fan of Wicked Lovely and will not lie when I say that I put effort into holding off on Ink Exchange. I walked past my bookshelf everyday, made eye-to-spine contact, grunted and scurried away. The idea of alternate characters did not sit well with me, esp...more
If I must found a word to describe the book it should be realistic. The story is about a disfunctional girl, Leslie, and her troubled life. She will have to find the way to sol...more
Melissa Marr's debut novel, Wicked Lovely, was tops on my Best Reads of 2007. Fairies live unseen among mortals and the balance between the various fairie "species" (?) and factions is tenuous at best.
I so wanted to like Ink Exchange more than I did :-(
I wanted more depth, more details of the amazing world Marr has created. She's got the Summer Court (King and Queen) and Winter Court, then the evil Dark King. I kept wondering where the Dark King fit in...more
What Leslie doesn’t know is that the tattoo is the mark of Irial, king of the Da...more
Leslie torbacı bir abinin ayyaş bir babanın kızıdır. Abisi onu müşterilerine satıyor ve kız tecavüz ediliyor. Bunun üzerinden 1 yıl geçmesine rağmen atlata...more
I think my nature is to attempt to BE the characters in the book, rather than just mentally catalog what is happening to them as the story is told. I re-read this novel, purposefully taking a step back from it, and (with the benefit of already having read the next two novels in the series), could enjoy this story.
=*=*=*= December 29, 2009 Review: 1 Star =*=*=*=
I was quite disappointed in this book. Admittedly, the faery realm is not my favorite, bu...more
If I have to say something about this book, it’s that the two prominent male leads were vibrant and quite tasty, making this a much more enjoyable experience. The chapters were easier to zip through but while this book improved in areas from Wicked Lovely there were still glaring problems.
Melissa Marr’s prose is qui...more
Published on my bl...more
Leslie has it really hard since her mother walked out of her life. Months later the absence echoes through her home; her father has succ...more
There are faeries all around us, we just can't see them. At least, most of us can't. Aislinn, from Wicked Lovely can, and now she has become the Summer Queen. But this book is about her friend Leslie, who has been...more
As I'm reading this book, it gives me the feeling of what I guess it would feel like to be on drugs. The ups and downs, the darkness, the hopelessness. This book is dark and leaves me with sad ugly feelings.
Leslie is Aislynn's best friend, so Aislynn has had her watched to make sure she stays out of harm and away from the faery realms. But Aislynn wasn't watching close enough and Leslie has been abused and assaulted by the...more
4 stars= Don't even ask to borrow it. You should prob buy it though.
3= If you borrow it, you better not lose it, mangle it, or keep it too long.
2 or 1 star= I don't use these. If it's not a 3 star or...more