Ink Exchange – Melissa Marr

ISBN: 978-0061214707
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 352
Age Range: 12 and up
Series: Yes; second
Reader’s Annotation: Leslie gets the tattoo as a way of regaining control over her body and her life. What she doesn’t bet on is the invisible ink that binds her to Irial, King of the Dark Court.
Summary: Marr returns readers to the world of Faerie in this new novel. While Aislinn, Seth and Keenan feature in the story, the bulk of the plot line revolves around Leslie and her drive to survive the horrible rape that her brother allowed to happen to her. Looking for a way to reclaim her body as her own Leslie gets a tattoo that binds her to Irial, King of the Dark Court. While she feels no pain from the binding she also realizes that she feels no emotions of her own at all. In an effort to regain her freedom Leslie turns to Niall, recently self exiled from the Summer Court to burn the tattoo from her body. While this title doesn't move as quickly as Wicked Lovely, it has the same allure with it's mixture of urban fantasy and romance. Readers will eagerly await the third title in the series which will continue Seth and Aislinn's story.