Can't decide on a star rating for this one....
Ink and Inq are twins, brother and sister respectively, and are members of the Folk. A community of sprites, banshees, toad like creatures and other odd beings. The twins are scribes, and their job, the reason they were created, is to mark humans for the Folk. A marked human, or lehman, then becomes the property of the markee, as their slave, lover, friend, or whatever use they decide.
When Ink marks Joy, it's apparently a mistake. He was actually trying to blind her. His sister Inq tells Joy that it's in her interest, and Inks, to put on a charade and pretend to be together, or they could both be killed. So obviously, Joy goes ahead with this. And I think you can probably guess how the relationship goes from here? It happened a little too quickly for my liking, but it wasn't insta love or anything. I just like things to play out for a little longer.
This book had a lot of long winded descriptions and I found myself skimming through most of them. I know some people like this, but I'm not one of those people.
And at times, there was long, complicated information overloads which I felt could have been told in much simpler terms, so again, I was skimming and just coming away with the gist of what had been told, but it was enough to get me through.
I was almost halfway through before I really started to feel this book, and became more interested. Joy is an okay character, but I liked and was intrigued by Ink. How he and his sister came to be, and as they appear human because they decided to, what do they actually look like? Unfortunately, I managed to reach the end of the book without a lot of answers.
Overall, this was an original idea to me, but it could have been better executed, it wasn't without it's faults. But I enjoyed it too. It's a series, and I can see myself picking up the next book as I'm curious to see where the author is going to take this series, as this one ended quite well, and would work as a stand alone, excepting of course for the unanswered questions and some unfinished story lines, that actually had nothing to do with the main plot.show more
by Suzanne Finnegan