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Friday, November 9, 2012
Book Review: Angel's Ink by Jocelynn Drake
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Series: Asylum Tales, book 1
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Source: From publisher for review
Buy it here: Amazon | Book Depository
For more information visit Jocelynn Drake's website
Reviewed by: Athenna
Buyer beware . . .
Looking for a tattoo—and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using unique potions—a blend of extraordinary ingredients and special inks—to etch the right symbol, he can fulfill any heart's desire. But in a place like Low Town, where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires happily walk among humanity, everything has its price.
No one knows that better than Gage. Turning his back on his own kind, he left the magical Ivory Tower where cruel witches and warlocks rule, a decision that cost him the right to practice magic. And if he disobeys, his punishment—execution—will be swift.
Though he's tried to fly under the radar, Gage can't hide from powerful warlocks who want him dead—or the secrets of his own past. But with the help of his friends, Trixie, a gorgeous elf who hides her true identity, and a hulking troll named Bronx, Gage might just make it through this enchanted world alive.
Ok, first off I want to say I very much enjoyed this book, this was an amazing new concept. I loved the mix of magic and tattoos. It was a fun quick read. Now for my confession: So yes I read the back of the book before I read it just like every other review book I accept, but it had been so long I guess I forgot. So upon reading into the book three chapters I had some how gotten it into my head that the main character was a girl. Gage is far from a girl, but I think the three chapters of him being a girl in my head kinda de-masculized him a bit. He just wasn't Alpha male enough for me. Don't get me wrong I still loved him it just wasn't the swooning type of love.
I thought that all the supporting characters were great and took on a life of there own. At times I felt there was a bit to much going on but it all seemed to work well in the end. Gage finds him self some unlikely allies and sees he will have to enlist there help in order to survive. This whole new world was amazingly thought out and written I cant wait to read more in this amazing new series.