Series: The Twix, #1
Publisher: Harlequin Australia
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, YA
Source: Received in exchange for review
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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…
I don’t remember the last time that I have struggled so much to finish a book and write a review for it. I honestly felt like I’m slowly dying while reviewing this so I shall get straight to the point.
What I liked:
I found the idea of Indelible the most likeable aspect here. While the execution was horrifying, I believe the concept was rather crafty, and if with some tampering, could get far in enjoyment levels.
What was okay:
Our lead character, Joy was rather average. She was insanely whiny and really got to my nerves. Notwithstanding, I enjoyed her caution towards the mysterious situations being thrown at her at the beginning.
The relationships within the family were another so-so element for me. When they were introduced, I felt that they leaned towards shaky and half-assed. However in the second half, they became stronger, more defined and intriguing to read about. Sadly, this was only a small proportion.
What I didn’t like:
There were many aspects that I did not like. More will be talked about in the discussion-review but for now, I shall go over the major killers.
The best friend, or should I say bitch that has no love for her ‘best friend’. Here’s an example: Monica ditches Joy-who is injured for a guy that she has only know for a day. WHAT THE HELL.
The romance here is your typical, instant lovey and overpowering drama. Do I need to honestly elaborate? Oh wait, it’s underdeveloped.
Meet Indelible Ink. And meet… Invisible Inq!
What are we, preschool children learning opposites and similarly spelt names? EEH.
All in all, I don’t think I can recommend this due to the disappointment this turned out to be.
~Thank you Harlequin Australia for sending me this copy!~
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