It seems recently I’ve only ever posted with a blog tour, I’d say today is a different type of post but it’s really not, BUT IT’S A SUPER AWESOME POST SO THERE 😛
I was given “Ink” in exchange for a review via Olivia over at Scholastic- thank youuuuuu
Yup, today I am bringing you my stop on the Ink Blog Tour.
Today’s stop features my review of Ink by Alice Broadway (and look how gorgeous this book is!!)
Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.
Ink is the first book in the Skin Book series/trilogy and I had no clue what to expect when I began to read it. I mean it’s obviously going to be about tattoos but other than that I had no clue.
At first, I found the idea of a “Skin Book” a little weird but the plot instantly made me ignore that aspect and focus on our m/c Leora and her training as an inker and literally, the idea of tattoos basically telling your story?? COME TO MEEEE
My personal biggest fear is that when I’m dead, I’ll be forgotten, so the fact that the characters in this book aren’t forgotten when they die made me cry with happiness and beg to be in their world.
Each good deed/event you do you get “marked” but there are some out there with no marks. The difference here did remind me slightly of Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series, but I quickly got over that fact as whilst the idea is similar, the tattoos for a good deed/event was a new concept to me. The skin becoming a book when you die also made me think that in this world, everyone has a story to tell. Which is rather sweet if you ignore the fact that it’s skin you can read not pages of a papery book…
I’m not entirely sure even now what I expected from the book but I loved Broadway’s writing style and although the ending seemed a little rushed I will be picking up the sequel!!
I don’t want to spoil too much of this book as it is a very recent release and deserves to be devoured by you all. But I will leave you with 5 words that I hope will have you clambering to your local bookshop/amazon/wherever you shop;
Alice Broadway drinks more tea than is really necessary loves writing in her yellow camper van. She hates being too cold or too hot, and really likes wearing lipstick and watching terrible Christmas movies.
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