Author: Dawn Metcalf
Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Rating: 5 Stars
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 magicone—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 lives…
Indelible is a read for all of us girls with a soft spot for mysterious boys bearing sharp objects.
Joy Malone meets Ink when he stabs her in the eye.
She could see him.
Thus begins a love story that one must read to believe.
The world of Indelible, is one filled with magic, monsters, promises, betrayals, and love.
Joy is a girl trying to find a way to be normal.
Whatever that means.
Her mother is gone, so now it's just her and her father.
She would like a boyfriend, but she's shy.
Boys just don't see her.
The Writing on The Wall
This is a book that draws readers in with one WTF moment and doesn't stop supplying them until it's end. Readers can't be sure of anything about Ink or his motives toward Joy as the story begins. In fact, one's first instinct is to protect her.
Then the monsters start coming out the woodwork and you're not quite sure who or what it is that you want to protect her from.
By the time that Ink comes in to explain himself, let's just say he's not anyone's favorite person.
But oh...how quickly things change.
The more that readers and Joy come to know about Ink, his wild child sister, Inq, and their role as Scribes to the Folk; the further she and the audience are drawn into their dangerously enchanting world.
And what a world it is.
Filled to the brim with all sorts of fanciful creatures (most of which one would not want to meet in a dark alley) Joy quickly finds that sticking as close to the two Inks may be the only way that she will make it through this adventure alive.
Though Ink and Joy's relationship starts out as a mistake, it becomes quite clear that they are made for each other. Both are frightened of their feelings and not quite sure of themselves.
The love that they share is very fresh, innocent, tentative, and sweet. With everything else that is going on, (you know...the trying to stay alive and all) there doesn't seem to be room for much else.
There are a lot of secrets and lies going on in the land of TWIST and Joy, Ink, and Inq seem to be caught right in middle.
For all their control time and space, it seems that two Inks and Joy are pawns in a deadly game of WAR.