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summary Ink Exchange 108 ☆ 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 followSeventeen year old Leslie knEThe tattoo does bring changes not the kind Leslie has dreamed of but sinister compelling changes that are 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 peri. Bullet ReviewIn some ways better than Wicked Lovely in some ways worse Leslie is a way cooler character than Aislinn and I like her struggles AND the choice she makes at the end On the other hand super emo Faerie boy Niall made me laugh at how emo he was while Irial makes feminist me rage I'm also not happy how violence and possession are mistaken for romantic intentions25 stars graciously rounded to 3 mostly because of Leslie and her final choice While this is an OK series it's dark and rather dull I won't be pursuing seuelsFull ReviewLeslie is Aislinn's friend but she has absolutely no clue about the world of Faerie Not that she really cares she's too preoccupied with her alcoholic father and drug addled and horrible brother who drugged her and let his druggie friends rape her What she wants most is a tattoo and to snuggle up next to the hot Emo Faerie guy that hangs around with Keenan Asilinn and Seth But Irial the Dark King has other plansIt seems like eons ago since I read Wicked Lovely a book that I read and mysteriously rated 4 stars even though I distinctly remembering feeling iffy about the whole thing I really didn't like it enough to continue but I had heard that book 2 was better so I bought itFast forward to today and I realize I need to clean out a ton of these books from my library particularly all these shtty YA books So I beebopped to my library and picked up audiobooks because I can read them way faster than paperbacks or hardcoversA part of me likes Ink Exchange because it is way memorable I barely remember the plot of Wicked Lovely and for those who are thinking about starting the series here I say go ahead background details you need will be provided and it's about a totally different character anyway and Leslie is a far interesting character In Wicked Lovely you think Leslie is going to be yet another Regina a blonde blue eyed popular high school btchInstead Leslie is a bruised and battered girl Her family is torn apart after her mother leaves her father an alcoholic and gambler her brother a drug dealer who thinks nothing about setting his sister up for rape It's tragic and disheartening No wonder Leslie flees to Pins and Needles horrible cliched name BTW for a tattoo No wonder all her conversations are light and frivolousThe problem ultimately with the novel is that it is less about the protagonist Leslie and about the IrialNiall dynamic You see Irial and Niall were best buds back in the day sleeping around partying that sorta thing Only Niall grew a conscious and become emo I swear I can hear Amy Lee in this pictureAnd Irial decided that consent was optional Seriously this isn't sexy AT ALLBoth guys want Leslie only Irial will be creepy and force her to go with him Which is why Niall Asilinn and Keenan the three people that know that Irial is looking at Leslie don't tell Leslie about her stalkerBecause THAT'S gonna turn out wellWhy are we not surprised that Leslie is captured her emotions are stripped away from her to fuel Irial and his people and she is basically forced to do numerous things against her will such as watch as fellow mortals are forced to have sex and are killedThis book is unnecessarily dark and Leslie is forced into doing things than she makes the choices she purports she does until the end that isview spoilerAt the very end Leslie decides she's had enough of Faeries and cuts off relations to both Irial and Niall Even when Niall is all I am yours she's like I want to be on my own thank you very muchWhile I liked the initial NiallLeslie dynamic it's really the only romantic relationship as I do NOT consider Irial a viable romantic option it's nice to end a YA book withOUT the prereuisite romance hide spoiler

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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 a. Reviewed by Rabid ReadsHow do I love Bad Boys Let me count the ways1 Okay so I don't actually have reasons I just love them 2 But I should get an A for effort bc I sat here and thought about it for a good long while Iriel GAH Even his name is HOTThe Dark Court thrives on chaos and Iriel is its King His Fae are the natural balance to the restraint and order found in the High Court but ever since Keenan found his Summer ueen and Beira the Winter ueen's reign of terror ended his own court has been weakening Too much harmony not enough fear and painWhat's a responsible Fae monarch to doFind a way to feed on mortals' darker emotions of course The problem is in the process There are unforeseen side effects And that doesn't take into consideration that Iriel's chosen vehicle is one of Aislinn's best friends EEPI still didn't bond with Aislinn or Keenan in this book In fact I think I liked them both significantly less Aislinn could have prevented the whole thing if she'd just told Leslie the truth and Keenan became the scheming manipulative bastard I'd feared he was becoming in WICKED LOVELY BUTIriel Also Niall I honestly can't remember if I was intrigued by him the first time I read WICKED LOVELY but I love how Marr developed his character in this second installment as much as I love Bad Boys I also have a significant weakness for Complex Lives by his Troth Guys Not to be confused with Nice Guys whispers who are boring Even if you don't share my weaknesses most of you can agree that both Bad Boys and Complex Lives by his Troth Guys are better than frat boy dumb dumbs like KeenanAnd Leslie is a heartbreakingly tragic heroine So damaged yet so strong I may not have made the same decision she did but I understand why she did it and I love her for itThe story was great The characters were great The folklore is great The writing was great there's a theme in there What does it mean when nightmares dream of peace When shadows wish for light I loved INK EXCHANGE by Melissa Marr as much as I didn't love WICKED LOVELY the first go 'round The contrast was shocking and I can't think of a series where the payoff for sticking it out after a mediocre first book is better Highly recommended

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Ink ExchangeNd brutality will followSeventeen 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 lif. I didn't like the first one Wicked Lovely so I don't know why I read the second one other than I wanted to give the author a second chanceThe teen librarian where I work told me that the teens are eating these books up but I can only figure that the appeal is the fact that teenagers are being picked to be fairy ueens; I don't get itThese books are badly written the world the characters inhabit is undeveloped and the author spends too much time on the build up only to leave us with hurried pat endings