Ink by Alice Broadway

They say never judge a book by its cover, but you can with this book amazing cover and amazing book.

The book is set in a world where your life is tattooed on your skin. Your first tattoo is your name several days after you are born, this continues with age, qualification, job, marriage, children etc. This is done so that when you die your skin is created into a book that allows your life to be judged as good or bad. If you are good your life and name with live on, if you are bad than you are forgotten.

Ink follows Leora Flint her father has just died and Leora and her mother are waiting for his soul to be weighed to determine if he was good or bad man. During this time Leora is leaving the safety of school and into a world that isn’t as black and white as it seems.

The book is focused on Leora  I found her a very interesting character, you can see the change in her through out the book and the struggles that she is going through. I didn’t always agree with how she goes about things but I can sort of understand why.

There was two other aspects of the book that I found really interesting the fact that the Inked fear the blanks (people with no tattoo). Which is really interesting considering that most people in current society fear or judge people more if they have lots of tattoos. The second aspect I found interesting was the stories, the history of the people intertwined with fairy tale stories that I already known.

I look forward to see what happens next with Leora and how this affects the people of Saintstone and beyond.

4 out of 5

🤓 🤓 🤓 🤓

Thanks for reading

Gem x



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