Author: Dawn Metcalf
Published: July 30, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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Some things are permanent.
And they cannot be changed back.
Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.
Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.
Somewhere between reality and myth lies…
Indelible was an interesting story. I'm still trying to figure out what I think of this book as I'm writing this review...
I appreciated the character of Joy Malone for being a strong female lead that dealt with insane circumstances and still held on to some of her sanity. Finding out you have the gift of the Sight by getting your eye sliced open by a complete stranger would be more than enough to freak me out!
Indelible Ink is the male half of the Scribes. Miss Invisible Inq is the other half. They could not be more opposite. While Inq seems to relish in learning about humanity, Ink has never thought much of it...until he sees Joy. When Ink realizes she can see him back, he tries to remove her Sight by blinding her. Instead, he gives her his mark and she becomes his lehman or "lover."
The innocence of Ink reminded almost of an Edward Scissorhands like character that is full of childlike wonder and that also has very adult feelings as well. Ink and Joy are in awe of each other. It is a wonderful relationship to watch grow!
Overall, this book was very well written and the characters did draw me in.
5 stars to Indelible.