Jalinan yang Memikat (Wicked Lovely, #2)
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Jalinan yang Memikat (Wicked Lovely #2)

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Leslie yang baru berusia tujuh belas tahun tidak tahu-menahu tentang para faery maupun intrik mereka. Ketika tertarik pada tato mata dan sayap yang aneh namun sangat indah, gadis itu hanya tahu bahwa ia harus punya tato seperti itu, yakin tato tersebut simbol nyata perubahan yang amat diinginkannya dalam hidupnya sendiri.

Tato itu memang mendatangkan perubahan---tapi bukan...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published September 2009 by PT. Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published January 1st 2008)
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Tatiana
Dec 06, 2009 Tatiana rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who love tattoos, fairies, and confusing writing
Recommended to Tatiana by: Heather
Shelves: 2009, ya, romancelandia
So, I gave Marr another try. I didn't like "Wicked Lovely" that much, but was told "Ink Exchange" was better. In some ways, it was.

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
Angie
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 bee...more
kari
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Ardis
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 chance...
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
Lyndz
3 & ½ stars

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
Crystal Starr Light
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.

2.5 stars graciously rounded to 3 (mostly because of Leslie and her final choice). While this is an OK series, it's d...more
Karin
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 le...more
Cecelia
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 realiz...more
Jen
Most definitely one of my surprise favorite 2010 reads so far. It was more 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 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
Kristi
Ink Exchange is the companion novel to Wicked Lovely, which basically means that it is not the sequel to Wicked Lovely, but is still set in the same world and has many of the same characters as Wicked Lovely.

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
Anna
In her essay "The Collapsible Woman", Vanessa Veselka talks about how society expects all victims of rape to break and collapse. She argues that we don't know how to deal with survivors rather than victims. But clearly Marr knows how. Like the previous book in this series, the human characters are so real, full of all the strengths and weakness that make up real teenage women. This book is particularly compelling because it deals with darker issues like rape and addiction in a real way. Marr mak...more
Maria Snyder
I enjoyed this book and was glad to be back into the world created by Melissa Marr. The only thing I found frustrating was the ending. The story is told in multiple point of views and it jumps between three people, but the main protag is Leslie. For the climax of this book, Leslie has to make a hard choice and when she does, the readers aren't in her POV, but another's so it happens off screen and we're told about it. After all the things that happened to her, I felt cheated in not being able to...more
Callista
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Tandy
To finish or not to finish? I'm having a hard time deciding if I want to truly finish this book. I maybe have 100 pages left and I have no desire to finish. I don't care what happens.

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.
Laura
Mar 21, 2008 Laura rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like young adult noves, paranormal romance, or anything with faeries
I found this book to be much more adult than "Wicked Lovely". Melissa scores a homerun with this book and completely recommend teens and adults to read it.

Melissa has a wonderful voice and a great sense of the faery world. I applaud her.
Arlene
Ink Exchange, by Melissa Marr, is the second book in the series Wicked Lovely. I love, love, love the faerie world Marr has created. Her attention to detail in how she creates her characters and the various faerie courts is magnificent.

Leslie is a seventeen year old girl who is struggling with the events of her recent past. She attempts to claim herself back by having a tattoo inked on her back. She sees this as a tangible symbol of change… change she desperately needs. What she does not know i...more
Heather
I enjoyed Wicked Lovely, but was hesitant about begining another incompleted series. Regardless, I gave Ink Exchange a try and I am so glad that I did.
I loved this story. My heart broke for all of the characters, especially Irial. He was so well written, that you find yourself falling in love with him despite the fact that his actions are at times, truly evil. I was touched by his humanity so to speak, as well as his selflessness towards Niall and Leslie. Leslie is an especially heartbreaking c...more
Elizabeth
Sep 05, 2008 Elizabeth rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Tithe
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Krystle
Ink Exchange is the sequel to Wicked Lovely. I wasn’t expecting this book to be from the pov of another character but that doesn’t matter, I wasn’t attached to Aislinn in the least.

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
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Invisible to humans, a world of fairies coexists with ours, a world in which shadows and light, summer and winter must be carefully balanced to avoid war and chaos.

Now, after centuries of searching, the Summer King has found his Queen and made peace with the Winter Queen, upsetting the precarious balance. Without war to feed on, the feys of the Dark Court are fading. To save them and still avoid resorting to open violence, the Dark King must bind himself to a human girl and steal her emotions h...more
Mishma Nixon
Wicked Lovely wasn't a book I loved.Despite having it in my wishlist for months,and getting so excited when I read it finally,it disappointed me so much.I even gave up the book after a few pages.So when I stumbled upon it's sequel,I have no idea why I bought it.

Well,maybe I knew.It's the cover which did the magic.I mean,who says no to that cover?It seduced me in first glance.

So it's fair to say that I was pleasantly surprised to find this book enjoyable.Unlike Aislinn who bored me so much in Wic...more
Steph Su
Ever since her mother left, Leslie’s had a hard life. Her father is perpetually drunk and useless, and her addict brother Ren actually sells her to dealers he owes. All Leslie wants is a normal life, free from the fear and the pain that constantly plague her. She enters a tattoo shop run by the talented Rabbit one day and is attracted to a dangerously beautiful tattoo that she just has to have, so strong is its pull.

What Leslie doesn’t know is that the tattoo is the mark of Irial, king of the Da...more
Kat
First review got deleted. Grrrrr.....

Basic plot: Leslie seeks to reclaim herself after some very bad experiences, but risks losing everything to the dark fey.

This book is a sort of sequel to Wicked Lovely. Aislynn, Keenan, & Seth are on the fringes of this story, but the focus is on one of Aislynn's mortal friends, Leslie. At first I was looking forward to seeing other characters in the same world, but Leslie wasn't much of a personality to pull a reader in. She had a full back story, which...more
Jess
This is probably more of a companion than a sequel to Wicked Lovely, and one of the more entertaining aspects was seeing the characters from WL from a new perspective. This story is a bit darker in tone - Leslie has a bad family situation and was recently raped (although this is more referred to than described), and she is almost unwillingly drawn to darker things. While this might make her a less likable narrator to some readers, it gave some depth to the story that was lacking in Wicked Lovely...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Nice!
Rating: R
Thumbs Up: 3.5
Overall: A waste of time
Characters: Good
Plot: There is something strange going on and I can’t put my finger on it.
Page Turner: at times
Series Cont.? Maybe
Recommend: Not sure yet
Book Boyfriend: Niall

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
Where I loved the first book, I could have not read this book at all. Unfortunately, it doesn’t further the series in any way that I can see based on the ending. What little we did learn that may have been of some use co...more
Cathy
Beautiful, haunted, extremely teen angsty (is that a word?), with another very abrupt resolution. Frankly, I'm just too old to properly appreciate this series. But I'm glad to know what all of the fuss is about and am enjoying them for they are. If you like dark fairie tales with lots of shadows and gray areas, give these a try. I do like quite a lot that nothing is black and white in this world, a good lesson for teens. I stick with my advisory that these books are not for young teens and proba...more
Nicole
Argh, I just can't do it! I'm sure this story has merit, but I can't remember the first book and this one is just designed to confuse. I feel like Melissa Marr expects me to go into her book with a degree in fae breeds (for want of a better word) There has been about 50 name drops without explanation, which is not only annoying, but makes me feel like an idiot (which I don't need to be reminded of thanks!)
Krys

Ink Exchange is my favourite of the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr. I was beyond happy to reread this one. It's the one that has (thus far) resonated with me the most. There's something in Leslie's story that I, as a woman, identify with so much. It hurts to read this book, because I see so much of this character in myself. Sigh. My review, yes. My review.

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
Andrea Ivonne
When I first read Wicked Lovely I fell in love with the world and the characters. Everything was amazing, so when I found out there was gonna be a second book, well I was like I'm gonna get it. I L O V E everything about Ink Exchange. I had never read anything like this. It's beautiful, the characters are amazing. I had to say, once you read a book like this, your gonna get in a world fool of darkness and magic. The first character, Leslie. She was so different from all the other characters of g...more
Marissa Novels On The Run
Ink Exchange certainly delved further into the intricate world of faerie. A huge increase in knowledge of faerie courts was achieved in this book. Highly enjoyable sequel to Wicked Lovely and has shaped the storyline for further advancement in following books Fragile Eternity and Radiant Shadows.
Some may find the faerie knowledge base difficult to get their heads around (I have heard this comment numerous times from fellow readers)as it is not a brief background provided. The workings within eac...more
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5 stars= If I love you, I'll buy you a copy from this list of books. (Pls note, if you are my family or dearest friends, feel free to remind me to do so. I am lousy w remembering birthdays/holidays.)

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
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