Inked by Eric Smith
I'm excited to be reviewing a book for a blog tour hosted by YA Book Bound - Inked, by Eric Smith! Thoroughly enjoyed this quick little read, and would recommend to anyone interested in fantasy.
- The entire concept - the world is easy to understand and very interesting
- Good for light reading
- Plot may be a bit predictable
Rating: 4 stars
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I picked up this book because the premise sounded interesting. Nowadays we have tattoos, but what if these tattoos moved? That really hooked me in. Have a look below at the synopsis
This book really intrigued me with the description, and it really delivered. Instead of being overly flowery and making a complicated world, Smith pushes out the basics and made it easy for me to comprehend the book and what was going on. Every tiny detail mentioned in the book becomes relevant later on, and I really liked that - it's something that J.K. Rowling and other great writers do, and it kept me hooked onto the novel, enjoying every word.
The main fault that I have with this book is its predictability. It does follow some tropes of fantasy, like the long journey, finding unexpected friends/allies, as well as the unexpected enemy/opponent. However, despite it being somewhat predictable, I appreciated Smith's attempts at foreshadowing, because I felt it really enriched the book, and made it more engaging for me personally, as I wondered what might happen next.
Inked is a nice short read, perfect for anyone who wants to get out of a reading slump. It jumps right into the action, and keeps the reader hooked. I really enjoyed Inked, and would rate it 4 out of 5 stars.