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  • Paperback: 390 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1 edition (2 Feb. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407172840
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407172842
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.4 x 20.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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Here's the review I wrote for my website.

Well this is a first! I'm reviewing a book!

That means that for the first time in a long time I've actually read a book. The book in question was "Ink" by Alice Broadway and I've been looking forward to this one for a while. A novel about tattoos? Of course I'm going to be all over that. "Ink" isn't what I expected, not what I expected at all but, you know what? That's a good thing!

So....anyway...away we go!

Well first off, this is one good looking book. Quite possibly the best looking book I've read but should we, given the story it contains, judge a book by it's cover?

Secondly, at 46 I am a long way from the target demographic that this novel is aimed at. Young adult, I am not. That said, I really enjoyed this book, loved it in parts, bemused by it in others and was genuinely surprised by the ending. So what's it all about?

"Ink" is the story of Leora Flint, a teenage girl coming to terms with the passing of her father, final exams and the start of her working life. All very straightforward, teen angst, grief and stress, or so you would think.

However, Leora lives in a Saintstone and Saintstone isn't like other places. In the world that Leora lives each and every inhabitant is tattooed, their life's successes and failures, their age, their family history, everything even their name (which is tattooed at birth)...all documented and immortalised in "marks" in their skin and many of these marks are obligatory, state approved tattoos. Of course, the residents can continue their own story with designs of their own, but the basics? They are determined by the state.
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'Ink' is a captivating read and a marvellous debut from author Alice Broadway. The first in a trilogy, I was engrossed in Leora's story from the very first chapter. Broadway writes with an easy style which immediately drew me into the book and I thought that both her plot and characterisation were spot on. I really only meant to read a few chapters but I ended up devouring the story in one sitting.

The premise of the story is a society in which each individual tattoos their life story onto their bodies. The tattoos are a permanent record of their names, family trees and significant others. They show that they are a good person with nothing to hide. Certain people within their society are able to read tattoos, of which Leora is one. When someone dies, their tattoos stand as a testament to the person and if they are deemed worthy, are made into a Skin Book which the family are able to keep as a record of their life. At the beginning of the book, Leora's father dies and much of the story revolves around whether or not he is entitled to have his own book. In the process, Leora discovers secrets about her father that lead her to conclude that she may not have truly known what kind of person he was.

The way of life of the society is threatened by Blanks. People who do not carry tattoos on their skin. They are considered to be subversive and dangerous. Leora has always been warned against them until she begins to discover a threatening connection of her own to them.

'Ink' was a brilliant read which felt very fresh and original. I haven't come across a YA book that I've enjoyed quite as much as this in such a long time. I'm excited to see where Leora's story will take her and I'm full of anticipation about the next steps of her journey. A cracking read which I would recommend without hesitation.
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Leora's father has recently died and his skin is ready to tell his story like everyone else in Saintstone. Leora wants to be an "inker"; one of those who makes the tattoos that define people's lives and who would have added to dad's story. A public marking makes her realise that not all marks are good marks, and something happens to make Leora think that her dad may not be who he said he was. Is the fate of his story in her hands?

I really liked the premise for this book and was intrigued by the idea that marks on the skin could tell a story. From the synopsis, I did wonder whether the marks were n actual story (which I did think was slightly implausible) but the fact that they are tattoos makes much more sense and is really a very clever idea.

As characters, I thought that Leora and Obel were the most well written and had the most about them. Verity, Sophie and Oscar did lose their way a little in the tricky third quarter, but had certainly come into their own again at the end and definitely did their part to add to the shock factor of the climax.

This is a great YA novel as it has so many themes for everyone to enjoy, but it is YA and should be thought of us such; particularly in the relationships between Leora and Oscar and Leora and Verity. Nevertheless, it's a brilliant debut and I can't wait to see how the story continues in the next one; I'll definitely be reading it!
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In a world where every significant moment of your life is tattooed on your skin, everyone knows who you are and what your life has been like. When you die, your tattoos are removed from your body and made into a skin book. When Leora's Father dies, she knows that he will be remembered forever by his good deeds. But very quickly Leora begins to realise that she didn't know her Dad at all.

This really was, as I keep seeing so many others say, so unlike anything I have ever read before. I was fascinated by the idea that your life is marked on your skin. Alice very clearly is a great storyteller and there was so much depth and intricacy to this story that it was so easy to get lost in amongst the pages. There were also many instances where Leora's world mirrored our own and you feel like you are having to make the same moral choices as she does along the way. And just like Leora, Alice has thrown in a lot of twists along the way! Never for a moment could I begin to guess where this story was going.

This engrossed me so completely in its story that I totally forgot my surroundings and where I was whilst reading. It was almost like being jolted awake every time I came away from it, as it just absorbed me so completely.

Ink by Alice Broadway was one of the most engrossing and unique books I have read in ages. She truly captures your imagination. I am incredibly excited for the next instalment, I honestly have no idea where Alice will take us next!
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