Review: Indelible

Aug •  8 •  2013

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: IndelibleIndelible by Dawn Metcalf
Published by Harlequin Teen on July 30, 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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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…

I have heard mixed reviews of this book and after having the opportunity to read it, I wanted to see what thoughts came to mind when reading the book. I have to say that I was pleased to have taken an adventure with this book and see where it took me.

Story: I do have to admit that I found this book very suspenseful especially in the first chapter. I also felt that the wording of the chapters brought the book to life and made the chapters realistic. I felt like I was literally right next to the characters and I find that very difficult for authors to do but when one is successful their book is a work of art.

Characters: I have two pet peeves with the characters and I did feel that the main character didn’t grow as much as I hoped she would. Hopefully the next book brings out her talents more. I did feel that she can be a great female character that can make a difference. The second pet peeve is that every time there was trouble I felt like they were always running back to someone. I wanted them to throw things in the air and take command on their own and I felt I was missing that in the book. The characters were thoroughly original and made the chapters flow with ease.

Romance: I think that the main character and Ink have a connection that is strong and still has room to grow. The ending left the book off where there looks like their relationship will grow further and I am excited to see where it goes.

Overall this book is a magical masterpiece that burst with originality. I am excited to see where the adventure continues and what surprises lie in store for our main characters.

I give this book 4 bites!





  1. Candace
    Aug 8, 2013

    I’ve heard good things about this one. I’m glad you gave it a chance and enjoyed it!

  2. I enjoyed this one but didn’t love the romance. Glad you did and I agree, can’t wait to see where it goes!

  3. I do love how original this book sounds. I have only seen positive reviews, so it’s interesting to read that you have been reading mixed ones.
    I’m disappointed that there isn’t much character growth, but it seems like there is no insta-love (which is good!).
    Hopefully I can get my hands on a copy soon! 🙂
    Chiara @ Books For A Delicate Eternity