Synopses & Reviews
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. . . .
“A delicious, smoky delight.” Bulletin of the Center for Children & #8217;s Books
“As the sequel to Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange is even more compelling. Their [the characters] fierce, sometimes despairing search for their true selves gives Ink Exchange its sinister power.” Washington Post Book World
“This dark fantasy about survival and transformation is as mesmerizing as its urban faery subjects.” Booklist
“Newcomers and returning readers alike will devour this companion novel to Marrs ragingly popular Wicked Lovely . . . . This dark fantasy about survival and transformation is as mesmerizing as its urban faery subjects.” Booklist
“Another highly addictive read...Compulsive enough to give the Twilight series a run for its money, and dizzyingly more sinister.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Compulsive enough to give the Twilight series a run for its money.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Readers will be drawn in by Marrs darkly poetic imagery and language, her vivid portrayal of the art of tattooing, and her shadowy love triangle. This is indeed a delicious, smoky delight.” Bulletin of the Center for Children & #8217;s Books
About the Author
Melissa Marr: Although I was voted "most likely to end up in jail" in high school, I decided to get an MA and teach literature and gender studies to college students across the country. Along the way, I've been unable to resist trying new thingsincluding working an archeological dig, slinging drinks at a biker bar, and getting fabulous tattoos.
I call all of this research for my writing. To fill my craving for new experiences, I've lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Southern California, and Virginia, and I plan to keep roaming with my family as widely and as often as possible.