Author: Alice Broadway
Pages: 390 Pages
Publisher: Scholastic UK
Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin forever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.
As far as unique stories go, Ink by Alice Broadway has won the most unique book of the year for me. I absolutely loved it. I couldn’t put it down and straight away bought five copies for the school book club I run. I knew, within the first few chapters that the story of Leora and her father’s death would be one to capture their imagination.
What I genuinely loved about Ink was how you could tell your story and people could know thing about you by looking at your skin. I loved how this seemed both wonderful and terrifying at the same time. Ink’s weird dystopia seemed so normal and I think that is where Alice Broadway’s clever writing comes in to play.
Ink has a glorious ending that makes you (well, made me) instantly buy the sequel – Spark.
Honestly, if you like your fiction to be fresh, engaging and altogether fantastic then Ink is the novel for you.
Ink by Alice Broadway is available now.
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