Ink Exchange By: Melissa Marr
Unlike Ms. Marr’s first book Ink Exchange is not centered around Aislinn, Keenan, or the Summer Court. However it does tie -in. The Dark Court is another court of the Fey. The Dark Court recieves nourishment from pain, fear, strife, greed, lust, and other feelings of that sort. Without this nourishment they starve.
Leslie was a backround charactar in Wicked Lovely and now is te main charactar here, while Aislinn and others play back up. Leslie’s life is not the ideal life she leads everyone to believe she lives. Her brother is a drug addict who passes her around to his drug dealers. Her father is basically absent and her mother left them years ago. Leslie has finally thought of a way to take her life back, get a tattoo. While searching for the perfect ink she meets Irial. Leslie does not know about the faerie world but Irial is the Dark King. His original intention is to use Leslie to provide nourishment to his fey. He is a devoted caretaker to his people, and is capable of true friendship.
Melissa Marr drags you back into the world of Faeries with the second installment of the Wicked Lovely series. This is not a sequel as much as a companion novel. But it is still wonderful and Ms. Marr lives up to her reputation as a wonderful writer and creator.
Yet again, even if you are not a lover of the faeire world, I recommend you give this book a chance. It is not like any other I have read.