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Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley
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Quite honestly, it’s been days since I closed this book, and I still don’t know what to think.

“What she didn’t know was why the idea should disturb her as much as it did. Rogue, Zamorna – they were both only fictional characters, weren’t they?”

And maybe that’s my problem – that these characters seemed all too real for my own good. But first, let me tell you what Worlds of Ink and Shadows is about…

Charlotte, Anne, Emily and Branwell Bronte. One of the most celebrated families in literary history. Some of the most famous classics have been produced by these siblings that died at a very young age…

And Lena Coakley spins this masterful story about their origin entwined with aspects of family love and loyalty, and the stories we have the ability to weave.

THIS BOOK BLEW MY MIND.

Worlds of Ink and Shadow starts off when the Bronte’s are just teenagers – normal teenagers that spend their days learning, painting, attending church and occasionally shifting over to their own fictional world – Verdopolis.

Set in a town in Africa, the four siblings (the genii, in this world) created it from absolutely nothing but the power of their minds. They are whoever they want to be in the story. They story is whatever they want it to be. It’s a piece of their own imagination that exists somewhere real and not real.

Of course, nobody gets powers like that without a price. And the price they pay is deadly – the need to return, the hauntings and worst, the blurring of worlds. Soon, they realise they can’t keep going back, and there’s only one way out of a world they created.

Haunting, magical, beautifully written, Worlds of Ink and Shadow is a masterful debut that will leave you wondering long after you’ve put it down.

*I received a review copy from the Guardian Children's Books. All thoughts are entirely my own*
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Reading Progress

February 1, 2016 – Shelved
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
March 15, 2016 – Started Reading
March 15, 2016 –
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32.39% "AAAAAAH. WHAT IS THIS STORY. IT'S PLAYING WITH MY HEART, MAKING MY HEAD SPIN AND LIFTING MY SOUL. I LOVE THIS."
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: a-little-creepy
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: abilities
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: alternate-dimensions
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: awesome
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: arc
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: brilliant
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: choices
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: family
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: favourites
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: ghosts
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: friendship
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: growing-up
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: historical
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: loss
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: love
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: must-read
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: retelling
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: secrets
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: romance
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: sibilings
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: teens
April 4, 2016 – Finished Reading

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