Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever When Leora s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wondEvery action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever When Leora s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.
Ink Every action every deed every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever When Leora s father dies she is determined to see her father remembered forever She knows he deserves to have all
Finally finished my first book for Booktubeathon! This book had such an intriguing premise and I really enjoyed it.
In this world every significant moment in a person's life is tattooed on their skin for ever. And when a person dies their tattoos are removed and made into a Skin Book so that the soul lives on and they are gloriously remembered forever. However one misstep and that too is tattooed onto your skin and instead of glorious remembrance the Skin Book of your life is destined to be burned and your name forgotten forever. Leora's father has just died and this book tells the story of what happens to hi [...]
5 Words: Family, secrets, stories, identity, truth.Why did I leave this so long?I was being recommended it left, right, and centre, and yet I still didn't pick it up. Someone gave me their copy, and I still didn't pick it up.I think I was a little bit intimidated by the beautiful cover for this book. It's absolutely stunning, and it gave me Expectations.It was January's Northern Book Blogger book so I picked it up. And wow.Thankfully, Ink lived up to the cover. It was fantastic.I loved the stori [...]
Yes you can judge a book by its cover! This book’s cover actually tells you the whole story and if you were a skin reader like Leora and her Mother you wouldn’t have to look inside to the pages, all would be told by the beautiful markings.In this Dystopian World, that Alice Broadway has so carefully created, your life story with all it’s achievements and failures is tattooed on your skin. Thus, you let people know who you are (so there is trust), your soul is unburdened onto your skin (so [...]
In Saintstone, the destiny of the soul is determined not by a deity, but by the government. From birth until demise, the body is marked to illustrate the life being lived. At death, the skin is flayed, then bound into a book. If the soul is worthy, the book goes home with the family. If not, it is obliterated by fire and the person is forgotten forever--as if everyone’s collective memories merge with the smoke, dissipate, then disappear.Leora easily understands this definitive divide and espec [...]
What a wonderful prologue for book 2. Seriously, this book was too slow. It got really good at the end, but the way tension was build wasn't successful because the audience knew the twist and the MC didn't so it felt tedious. It also commits the worse sin known to any reader: the dream sequence. *shudders*However, I'm really excited to see where this is going to go because the ending got me shook.
This book was FULL of surprises. Like full of them First surprise, at first glance, I thought that this was a fantasy! There goes 'don't judge a book by its cover' (not to mention that the cover of this is GORGEOUS) I mean there wasn't a blurb on the back, so I bought this one without a second thought, ready to read this 'fantasy'. Though I discovered as I read it was a 'dystopia', I didn't bother me in the least. Corrupt government, discrimination, all the rest for a dystopian book. This story [...]
Here’s me thinking stuff appears on your skin as you talk 🙄The concept of this book is so awesome! But it dragged! The last bit of the book was SO underwhelmingI won’t be reading a sequel
7/10. Dit boek las ik in een avondje uit en ik vond de hele wereld van Inkt ontzettend gaaf, maar het verhaal was te kort (of er gebeurde niet genoeg) om volledig indruk op mij te maken. Wel kijk ik ontzettend uit naar het vervolg! Lees hier mijn recensie:nerdygeekyfanboy/recensie/
If I could give 10 stars I would. I adored this book from the very first page until the very last. I can honestly say it's one of my favourite books. I just can't believe I have to wait for the second book!
As a disclaimer; this is my first review! I've only been on a short while and have only started to read more religiously this past year and I don't really have a clue what I'm doing. (Can't decide between 2 or 3 so I'll be that guy who goes for 2.5 but rounds down because that's a thing here apparently)"Do you want to stick needles in the living or scalpels in the dead?"I loved the concept of this book - the culture and the inclusion of fables was what really interested me and I adored the almo [...]
A book with an interesting premise and a lot of potential, sadly it turned out to be pretty boring for me, and the characters, story, and world building were just really flat
Citizens are tattooed from birth. Each mark signifies a life event and they build to create a life story. When a person dies, their skin is removed and a life book is created. The book is weighed and judged and if it’s worthy is given to the family of the deceased for safe keeping, so the person is always with them and their story always accessible. However, Leora discovers her father’s book has skin missing, meaning his story incomplete or someone is hiding something… I really liked the v [...]
I loved this book so much! I’m excited for the sequel because of the cliffhanger. It’s gonna be so good! The characters are lovable but I feel so as for Leora, my little light. How everyone lied to her but her identity was definitely obvious but I sort of hate Oscar. I know I shouldn’t but I do.
Ik wist al meteen toen ik het boek in handen kreeg dat dit verhaal echt iets voor mij zou zijn. Ik ben ook altijd naar mensen met tattoos aan het kijken. Wat staat er? Wat zouden ze betekenen? Wat zegt dit over wat mensen hebben meegemaakt? Ik probeer ze als het ware te lezen, zoals ook Leora kan. Het verhaal geeft een interessante kijk op het hebben van geheimen, over mensen vertrouwen en keuzes maken. Niet alles hoeft zwart-wit te zijn.
Wat een ontzettend bijzonder concept wat eigenlijk best redelijk is uitgevoerd. Op het einde werd hij best spannend, waardoor ik wel nieuwsgierig ben geworden naar deel 2.
De cover is perfectie. Het verhaal is heel erg origineel, lief en pakkend. Er gebeurde alleen niet immens veel. Maar toch heel tof!Lees hier mijn recensie: myperfectbooklife/
Maybe more like a 3.75 rating.This book was pretty good. The world it was set in was pretty fucked up but so very well painted. The main character had many layers and I truly enjoyed being in her head even when I couldn't agree with her, or even when I didn't like her.However, I felt like most relationships lacked depth, like the side characters and the MC's connection with them weren't as important as the world. I don't know how to explain it rightStill a great story. I can't wait to read more [...]
3.5 sterren. Ik vond het een goed en orgineel verhaal, maar het paktte mij niet volledig.
Sadly I was very disappointed whilst reading this book. The amazing cover and the interesting blurb had me very intrigued. But I was let down. My main problem with this is that it was super predictable. I saw everything coming from a mile away. The characters weren't very special. There was no one I really liked, they were all very meh. Obel was the only one I was a fan of. I did not ship the romance. It was unrealistic and even a bit creepy. I did like the addition of the fairy tales. They adde [...]
"Ink" is a hell of a good debut.I absolutely loved the stories being the life blood of the community Leora is part of, and the concept of being marked with your life story as you grow is just so very unique.This is one for story lovers.Can't wait for book 2.Full review up soon.
3/3.5* I'll start by saying that I picked this book up because the cover is just so pretty ♡ And reading the blurb I was drawn in, because the idea of inking people's lives onto their skin was really intriguing. I found that none of the characters had a lot of depth, and the book was pretty predictable for the most part, but the past 100 pages picked up a bit, and I will definitely reach for the second when it's out. Leora was pretty annoying, mainly because she never seemed to know what she w [...]
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I'm DNFing this one, which is surprising to me. It's not horrible, but even though it's a super quick read, it's hitting a lot of pet peeves for me, and just isn't doing enough to keep me interested.
Full video review here: youtu/hu1fKB_raCoI adored this story. Ink is a wonderful dystopian story that is set in a place where the ink on your skin and you ability to be remembered through them acts as this societies religion. I loved how Broadway weaved in the cultures fairy tales and how they have shaped the town. I did enjoy reading through Leora's eyes. The relationship with the markers and the marks was beautiful and enveloping. What really gave this book such a high rating was how unpredict [...]
I really loved the idea of this novel after my friend Anni mentioned it on her Booktube channel, you can see the video here: m.youtube/watch?v=gHSnjmWBecause I'm a big lover of tattoos (I have 27 myself) so of course the premise of a dystopian community who map out their lives on their skin using tattoos and then turn them into 'skin books' which their families can then read in order to remember their dead. Leora is a young girl on the verge of leaving school and deciding on her future career. I [...]
My brain hurts right now, from trying to decide how I feel about this book. Was it preachy? Was it the complete opposite of preachy? Ink is literally set in my idea of a dystopian hell, which I loved about it. I would not last two minutes in this place, I would want to scream at everyone. Also skin books make my skin crawl. The idea of people being covered head to toe in tattoos also isn't for me - I grew up with my dad covered in them, they do not look nice. But the writing is superb, gripping [...]
I feel like this book had so much potential - such an amazing premise for the book but the storyline was very narrow and not a lot actually happened. I think it's because I spent 90% of the book being confused as hell and then there is a MASSIVE info dump at the end, which I don't love in books.
It had a slow start, but once things started to unfold, the story got really interesting!I'm excited to read the second book
I really enjoyed this! Though predictable in parts, it was an interesting concept with a great plot and I'm interested to see where the story goes!