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 by Dawn Metcalf
5 out of 5
Joy seems to be a really cool character. Though she has had some difficulties in life, she takes the actual reality of the Twixt surprisingly well. Yes, she does have a nervous break down, calls the police and freaks out a lot in the beginning (and who of us wouldn't). But she still handles a lot of people.
Poor Ink. He is like the wooden boy wishing he was real. And he is a bit irritated about it all. But I love watching him grow.
The Bailiwick seems to be a very fine line between friend and foe. A giant, multi-armed frog definitely appears to be someone that you don't want to make angry. But I love how Bailiwick plays sudoku! Such a normal thing for such a paranormal creature.
Inq is hilarious! An exact opposite of her brother. Which definitely makes her seem to be more approachable.
I was really wondering what mystery was going on... Bobbytrapped lockers? Unknown/secret marks appearing in Ink & Inq's work? and the rock attack? These are just a few of the things that happened to make you wonder what is really going on. But when you find out who is causing all teh issues, you can't help but understand it all.
I did feel so sad for Joy. Going through the final battle, watching Ink get killed, and everything else... Ack! It was so heartwretching!
I will say that I absolutely loved the last chapter and the epilogue. It was absolutely beautiful and corny (which for this book is an awesome thing!). I was pleasantly pleased with how it ended.
Overall, this is an awesome book. I highly recommend it and look forward to reading more by this author.