Release Date: 2nd February 2017
Edition: UK paperback, review copy
Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. 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.
Alice Broadway’s debut is one that caught my eye as soon as I heard about it. And then the stunning cover was revealed and I was SOLD.
We’re thrown deep into Leora’s world with a seriously beautifully written opening chapter and I was totally intrigued. The idea of skin books and the flayers, the idea of wearing your life on your body in that way and the fear of the blanks is fascinating, but also a bit gross. I had to really concentrate not to feel sick when the flaying was mentioned!
It’s not long before you’re thrown headlong into a mystery and the twists and turns had me racing through the pages and on the edge of my seat.
‘Ink’ is a gorgeous, inventive and intriguing debut.
Thanks to Scholastic for the review copy.