Mørk Lykke #2 Farligt Blod
Title: Ink Exchange
Series: Wicked Lovely #2
Author: Melissa Marr
Published in English: 2008
Dansk titel: Farligt Blod
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2010
Finished Reading: November 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.
Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.
The tattoo does bring changes, but not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils.
I was juggling if I should give it a zero and break my self-rule about not giving a book less than a one.
I didn’t like Aislinn one bit in the first book however, I didn’t get why we, all of a sudden needed a new protagonist. In addition, I hated Leslie even more as a main character. The whole book contained so much hatred because of her. I actually felt bad from reading this and that’s why I was juggling whether I should grant it a zero or not. A book is meant to make you feel something I know that, but hatred and discomfort. I don’t think so. Occasionally we get glimpses of Aislinn however, what little excitement I had toward the series is completely gone now. I regret reading this book.
It seems like the author is deliberately postponing her description of the world, the characters and plot development, we get some hints here and there, many partial and incomplete descriptions. However, after finishing the book I still don’t know anything about anything!
Another major issue is the writing. Oh dear god it’s horrible. We see a lot of jumping from 1st to 3rd person narrator, made me pretty tired.
I wouldn’t recommend this series to anyone!
If you liked this book, you’re going to like Unearthly written by Cynthia Hand
You may also like Shadow Falls by C. C. Hunter