Review: Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

2321296Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely #2) by Melissa Marr

Details: Hardcover, 325 pages
Published: April 24th 2008 by HarperTeen
Source: I bought it
Buy it: Book Depository
My Rating: 4 Stars

Summary: 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—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…

Review: The first time I read Ink Exchange was back in 2010 and I really enjoyed it. Now that I’ve re-read it, I still think it’s a great book. I still really enjoyed it.

I probably said this in my review of Wicked Lovely but I’m not the biggest fan of books about faeries. For some reason I’m almost always disappointed by them. However, I love this series.

Leslie is a great character. I love how real she is. I love that she can be both scared and strong. Irial is pretty great too. I just wish there was more Seth since he is my favorite character in the series.

I am super happy I am reading the Wicked Lovely series again. I remember loving it the first time I read it, so I have no idea why I never got around to reading the last book, Darkest Mercy. I can’t wait to start re-reading Fragile Eternity.