Friday, July 5, 2013

Indelible (The Twixt #1) by Dawn Metcalf + Featured Freebie

Indelible (The Twixt, #1)
Some things are permanent.


And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…


My Rating: 5 Roses

SO AMAZING! I am in absolute awe from how brilliant this book was! I loved this book so much that I didn't want it to end. Words cannot describe how much I adored Indelible, but I'll try to do it justice. Wow. Just wow.

Going into this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. Even after reading the blurb, I didn't know what this book was going to be about. Turns out, it blew my every expectation out of the water! This was one of those books that you just want to go on forever so that you can keep reading.

The world building was so perfect! The world of the Twixt that Ms. Metcalf built is so imaginative and unique and wonderfully done. No plot holes that I could find. The whole mythology of the Twixt was very unique. I've read faerie stories, some very good ones (Iron Fey, anyone?), that occur in a similar dimension separate from our world. But, this world was entirely new. The whole thing with the Scribes and the signatura was so original and fascinating. And the way it was written was so vivid that I felt like I was there while I was reading. 

Joy was a fantastic heroine. She was thrown into an entirely different world by complete mistake. And she handled it all without flinching. She proved that she could handle being part of the dangerous world of the Twixt, holding her own with the best of them and refusing to back down. She was very likable, easy to relate to, and totally kick-ass. Definitely on my list of favorite heroines.

Ink was a little difficult to figure out at first. Our first impression of him is when he tries to blind Joy (don't worry, he had good reason). He hasn't interacted with humans much over the course of his long life, never before taking a helper when other Twixt do so constantly. So, he doesn't really know how to act around humans. And, he was made, not born, and he can mold his own body to shape it into what he wants it to be (which I though was really cool). So, you could say he's a little odd. Despite all that, I totally and completely fell for him. He. Was. So. Sweet! He was just so adorable! I loved seeing him learn to act human and seeing him be so adorably protective over Joy. I just absolutely loved him. Like Joy, he's definitely on my list of favorites.

The romance was adorable. It wasn't insta-love, but they didn't dawdle over it either. They were so sweet together, with Ink determined to protect Joy and Joy teaching Ink how to act human. Their feelings developed realistically and, when these two fell, they didn't play about it. They really and truly fell, becoming totally devoted to each other and you can feel the emotions of it all. So sweet. Can't wait to see more of these two lovebirds together.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked right from the beginning. I was completely riveted the entire time, absolutely engrossed in this book. As I said before, this was one of those books that you just don't want to end. There were thrills of danger, plots of doom (no, seriously, some crazy bitch wanted to end the world), and surprise revelations. All that had me on the edge of my seat. And the ending was so lovely. I can't wait to read the next book in this series! The Twixt is officially on my list of best YA series. I'm so excited to read more! Now, let's just hope that the agonizing wait doesn't kill me :)

Indelible was a totally amazing, wonderful, fantastic, magnificent read. "Loved" doesn't even begin to cover how much I adored this book. If you want an epic YA paranormal romance, you MUST read this. Seriously, read this book! Hopefully, you'll love it as much as I did.

*Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for a copy!
Featured Freebie:

Today, I have a western historical romance novella that sounds cute: Courted by a Cowboy by Lacy Williams . Go forth and get it for free!

Welcome to Bear Creek, Wyoming—where faith, love and family prevail—in this novella from Lacy Williams's Wyoming Legacy series!

Wyoming, 1895

Sam Castlerock's return to Bear Creek, Wyoming, may be the answer to Emily Sands's prayers. Though she's not the kind of girl to rely on anyone else, the handsome cowboy-turned-banker may be able to get her family a much-needed extension on their loan. But Sam also reminds Emily of her dreams of a husband and family of her own….

After years on the range, Sam is determined to prove himself to his father by turning around the local bank, even if he must call in loans from his struggling neighbors. But being reunited with Emily stirs old feelings to life, and he's soon torn between his obligations and following his heart. How can Sam do his duty if it will hurt the community—and the woman he loves?

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