Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

My first “Faerie” book and I guess we can conclude that I’m intrigued and wanting a bit more.  I love the vampire, werewolf and nephilim world but wasn’t sure whether I’d enjoy the Faerie world as well and it turns out that yes I do…

Seventeen year old Leslie doesn’t have an easy life and wants to be herself again, free from her familial problems and history.  She believes that getting a tattoo is her answer!  Little does she know that HER tattoo is a one way ticket to the world of Faeries.  She learns about this new world from an unlikely friend and finds herself drawn into a world very much like the one she wants to leave behind.

Melissa Marr does a wonderful job at melding Leslie’s brother’s world with the fantastical and scary world of the Faeries.  The story is written in a way where you want to know more, yet at the same time you’re afraid to hear more, and yet you’re not really told what is happening.  Hmmm ..  not sure that really makes sense, but if you sit back and ponder this story once you’ve read it – I think there are a lot of real-life and scary themes running through it that unfortunately some teens are dealing it.


Marr, Melissa. (2008).  Ink Exchange. New York, NY: HarperTeen.

Book Website: http://www.melissa-marr.com/ink_exchange/ink_exchange_reviews.php

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