Saturday, January 17, 2015

Inked by Eric Smith - Paul's Pre-Reading

*I received this book from Bloomsbury USA Children's Books as an eARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Inked

Author: Eric Smith
Upcoming Release Date: January 20, 2015

Synopsis: Tattoos once were an act of rebellion. 

Now they decide your destiny the moment the magical Ink settles under your skin. 

And in a world where Ink controls your fate, Caenum can't escape soon enough. He is ready to run from his family, and his best friend Dreya, and the home he has known, just to have a chance at a choice. 

But when he upsets the very Scribe scheduled to give him his Ink on his eighteenth birthday, he unwittingly sets in motion a series of events that sends the corrupt, magic-fearing government, The Citadel, after him and those he loves. 

Now Caenum, Dreya, and their reluctant companion Kenzi must find their way to the Sanctuary, a secret town where those with the gift of magic are safe. Along the way, they learn the truth behind Ink, its dark origins, and why they are the only ones who can stop the Citadel.

Eric Smith takes you on a high-octane fantasy adventure, perfect for anyone who has dreamed of being different… only to discover that fate is more than skin deep. 


Why?: This coming-of-age story sounds great. There are magic tattoos. The fantasy world sounds interesting with words like The Citadel, Scribe, and the Sanctuary. The general concept just sounds really cool. 

Expectations: I'm expecting a coming-of-age book with a male protagonist in a fantasy world where tattoos have magic. And I'm sure the tattoos will have some mysterious origin or powers that are unknown to the general populace. I'm sure I'll be imagining what my tattoos would be after reading this.  

Judging a book by its cover: For the synopsis of this book, this cover is so bland. The font is kind of stylized like a tattoo, but it is not captivating. The synopsis is what interested me, not the cover. 


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