Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review: Indelible (The Twixt, #1) by Dawn Metcalf

Title: Indelible
Series: The Twixt, #1
Author: Dawn Metcalf
Category: Fantasy/ Paranormal/ Romance
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Some things are permanent.


And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…


Expected publication: July 30th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

* I received this book by the author in exchange for an honest review

My Review: 

This is my first book by Dawn Metcalf that I have read, and now I just keep asking myself why I haven’t read anything else by her, she is pretty amazing. And Indelible really showed me a book that can take you in a world that is pretty unbelievable.  Indelible was this dark, creepy, and spine-chilling book. One I just couldn't put down. 

Though the book is written in 3rd person, something very hard for me to get into, Dawn made her book very captivating. Quite literally, I was sucked into the world she created immediately.  There was also this mystery vibe and twist to it that sucked me in, too. Though I did figure some of it out, it was still a thrill to read. I think Dawn did wonderful in creating these worlds were the ‘normal’ world is living alongside this very different, magical, and creepy world. I found the creatures, and the roles they play amazing. And the twists she added to old myths interesting. 
A large palm pressed flat against the glass, thick fingers ending in points. There were only four of them. The hand flexed and dropped into darkness, but the eyes were still there, burning.

She couldn't be seeing what she was seeing.
I found Joy to be a very likable MC. She had that spunk, that strength in her, the never give up attitude, that I admire in my heroines.  Though she did become very comfortable with the dark world she was thrust into, a bit too fast for me, she was still a fun character to get to know. 

Ink was a character that took me a bit to warm up to. But despite that I really enjoyed his role, and the way he interacted with Joy.  Seeing them together really warmed my heart, and out of all the characters, he definitely had the most character development. I
cannot wait to see where Dawn will take his character. 

Inq, to be honest, was just one character I could not warm up to that much. Though her and Ink are very unique creations, and their roles brilliantly intertwined in Dawn’s story, I didn't really enjoy her that much. I also hope to see more of the side characters later on! 

What I really loved was the world that Dawn created. It was dark and very alluring. The creatures that she creates and the old mythology creatures that she intertwined with her story was just awesome. I enjoyed that the most out of the book. Though, to be honest, I am a bit confused on how the whole Twixt world co-exists with humans and the role of both Ink and Inq.  
She turned her head and kissed him. He kissed her back, worshiping her closeness with soft lips and warm skin, his hands kneading her back and clenching her hair. 
The pacing was right to my liking, and I didn't feel that the book dragged. Indelible starts right in the center, or turning point, of the conflict in the book, and I enjoyed that.

Indelible took me to a world filled with amazing yet creepy creatures. Some I enjoyed encountering while others, not so much. I simply loved getting lost in the pages of this book, fighting alongside the characters, and entering in a world full of really weird things. And I cannot wait for  more of Ink and Joy!


  1. Oh wow Magen!! Beautiful review!! Indelible sounds like a fabulous read and you made it sound so appealing. I prefer 1st person POV's too, so when you get a book like this that can capture and hold your interest is just amazing!!

    Have an awesome day Chicka!!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. I definitely prefer 1st person POV, so I was nervous at first, but before long, I totally forgot it was in 3rd person :)

  2. The part with the eye in the summary sounds creepy. But I like creepy books

    So I am going to check out this book, as I have heard great things about it.

    Glad you liked the main character so much!


  3. I am so glad you reviewed this. I am been so curious about this one but I wasnt sure I would like it. I am now sold. Thanks for the awesome review *muggle huggles*

  4. This sounds like the author created a very interesting world indeed. To be honest the synopsis was a little weird for me, but after reading your review and several authors I may just have to get it. :)

  5. Love the sound of the premise and also of Joy, I think I would like her alot

  6. I've been looking forward to reading Indelible, so it makes me very excited to see that you enjoyed this one a lot! It sounds like an awesome book, and I'll definitely have to check it out myself in the very near future. Fantastic review!

  7. Ok! I am definitely interested in this one! I love my MC's with spunk and attitude also, so Joy does sound like one I'd like! I'm glad to see the 3rd person view didn't bother you too much and it's good to know going in! Great job Magen!

  8. I have been so excited to read this one ever since I first heard about it! It sounds so intriguing, and I'm so glad you enjoyed this! I can't wait to meet the characters and dive into the story! Great review, Magen! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 


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