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Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
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Oct 12, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009, fantasy, young-adult, adult, gr-author
Read in October, 2009

I didn't expect to like this as much as Wicked Lovely. I'd read reviews of people who didn't like it nearly as much. I knew that it wasn't about Aislinn and Seth. I couldn't figure out why Leslie needed a whole book of her own - based on her small part in Wicked Lovely. I also don't plan to ever get a tattoo, so I thought the tattoo parts would be so far out of my realm of experience that I wouldn't be interested.

I was wrong! Once I got past the first few pages of setup which were too long and confusing, I really started to get drawn into the story. I liked Leslie much more than I expected, and hoped she would be able to figure out solutions to her problems. I even came to like Irial, and I cared about what happened to him. And I was also quite interested in all of the details about tattooing! Now I understand a bit more why people might choose to have tattoos and what a tattoo can mean for them - even though I will never make that choice. And really, isn't that one of the great things about reading: learning about and vicariously experiencing things that you will never experience in real life?

I enjoy being immersed in the world Melissa Marr has created, and I look forward to getting back to Aislinn and Seth's story in Fragile Eternity!

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