Release Date: July 30th, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Rating: 3 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 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…
Indelible was a quite fascinating read but at the same time it was pretty boring. The world building of this book was probably the main part of why I liked this story. It was awesome seeing how the markings and how it all interconnects with the human world. All the ink marks and the way Ink and his sister, Inq, are a part of it was all interesting. The marks kinda reminded me of the runes in The Mortal Instrument series just for different purposes.
Joy was an okay heroine. She was cool don't get me wrong, but she was also a bit annoying when it came to her feelings and bit bland. Intuitive, Joy was pretty chill and knew what to do in times of need. Ink is a complex character. He's a lot different from other YA guys. Quiet and not fully understanding of the human life and feeling even though he's been a part of it for quite some time. I loved the idea that Joy became this girl that he depended on to feel human like qualities.
One of my favorite characters had to be Graus Claude who I believe is a toad. He was funny and such a cool character. Kinda like a "Dumbledore" of a character! I, however, was not a huge fan of Inq :/ Not sure about other readers, but Inq was a character I had trouble connecting and trusting with. Oh and Monica, the best friend, was probably the most useless and unnecessary character. She didn't develop Joy's character in any sort of way and didn't have a huge part in the story at all.
Overall, Indelible was a decent and quick read The Twixt is a phenomenal world and one that's easy to immerse yourself into. I'm not sure who I would recommend this to since this is one of the ones I think depends on your personal taste. It may not have had the extra oomph to make it extraordinary but enough to keep me reading the story.