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Ink

Ink

Written by Alice Broadway

Narrated by Amy Shiels


Ink

Written by Alice Broadway

Narrated by Amy Shiels

ratings:
4/5 (131 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
Jan 2, 2018
ISBN:
9781338254532
Format:
Audiobook

Description

A deliciously dark, gorgeously-written YA mystery that'll prickle your skin . . . and leave a permanent mark.

There are no secrets in Saintstone.

From the second you're born, every achievement, every failing, every significant moment are all immortalized on your skin. There are honorable marks that let people know you're trustworthy. And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor.

After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story. That is, until she glimpses a mark on the back of his neck . . . the symbol of the worst crime a person can commit in Saintstone. Leora knows it has to be a mistake, but before she can do anything about it, the horrifying secret gets out, jeopardizing her father's legacy . . . and Leora's life.

In her startlingly prescient debut, Alice Broadway shines a light on the dangerous lengths we go to make our world feel orderly--even when the truth refuses to stay within the lines. This rich, lyrical fantasy with echoes of Orwell is unlike anything you've ever read or heard, a tale guaranteed to get under your skin . . .

Released:
Jan 2, 2018
ISBN:
9781338254532
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (2/5)
    Cute book. It was a little confusing on which characters were telling what half truth and which were being honest. The main character was very confused at all times due to this and then everyone expected her to make a major decision without any information.

    The use of fairy tails was a nice touch.
  • (5/5)
    Strong characters, engaging story, lots of twists and surprises. I liked the central theme of being forgotten vs being remembered, and the dystopia in which people were ordered to forget even family members. The idea of truth versus alternate facts and a set of rules for the common man versus another for the elite. I especially enjoyed the beginnings of an exploration of transgression, forgiveness and redemption. Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook
  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I’m a tattoo enthusiast so it was interesting to see the script switched, and have tattoos be the status quo, almost a religion. Enjoyed how the author brought in other stories and integrated it into their own, but the ending was incredibly unfulfilling and left a lot of loose ends afoot. There really isn’t a sequel?

    1 person found this helpful

  • (3/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    This book was alright. The story seemed rushed towards the end. At first it felt as of there was maybe going to be a sequel, but then it just ended. The story itself was a good concept but I just felt unsatisfied at the end.

    2 people found this helpful

  • (3/5)

    5 people found this helpful

    The book wasn't...bad per se, but the poor editing and the narrator having issues with switching back and forth between accents were so very distracting! They took so much away from the story that I wouldn't suggest the audiobook AT ALL!!! The book itself was alright, but not good enough to make it worth suggesting either.

    5 people found this helpful

  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The concept of a society recording all memories/ life events on their skin was intriguing. What I missed was the world building around it. How modern is this society?
    They use ink machines that seem powered by electricity, but they don’t secure a government building with
    Snow and bleakness of winter is a recurring theme.
    The story ends before any consequences of the heroine‘s choices are revealed.
    I did appreciate a unique heroine, who is more the artsy, quiet type. Most other characters seem sketches rather than in depth.

    1 person found this helpful