Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.But Asras peaceful life is upended when bandits threaten Inas village and the king does nothing to help. Desperate to protect her people, Ina begs Asra for assistance in finding her manifestthe animal shell be able to change into as her rite of passage to adulthood. Asra uses her blood magic to help Ina, but her spell goes horribly wrong and the bandits destroy the village, killing Inas family.Unaware that Asra is at fault, Ina swears revenge on the king and takes a savage dragon as her manifest. To stop her, Asra must embark on a journey across the kingdom, becoming a player in lethal games of power among assassins, gods, and even the king himself.Most frightening of all, she discovers the dark secrets of her own mysterious historyand the terrible, powerful legacy she carries in her blood....
|Title||:||Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars 0.5)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars 0.5) Reviews
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Let’s cut to the chase, this book explores something I have NEVER seen in YA. I am talking about a character that is attracted to both female and males. Bisexuality is nowhere in YA and I am so happy with the way the author portrayed in this book. I mean, yes there was action and a pretty good story to follow, but more importantly the character doesn’t offer apologies or explanations for the way that she is. Asra is bisexual and it doe ...more
"Bisexuality, bloodshed, dragons, & doom"
THIS SOUNDS AMAZING, I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE!
But Winter 2018?!?! Noooooooo....
Trigger warnings: self harm, emotional manipulation, claustrophobia, agoraphobia (? Or a form of it I'm not sure. I googled and it seemed to match up...), physical abuse and torture, mmm that's it I think.
So I knew this was a 5 star book two chapters in because the ending that I had predicted literally happened at the end of the second chapter. I THOUGHT I knew what was going to happen. And I was right. But then after that I had no fucking clue where it was going which is absolutely the best. I ...more
Pacing is a very important aspect of a book to me. It determines how well my attention is kept and how much I enjoy reading about the characters. Bad pacing leads to a boring reading experience. Inkmistress had excellent pacing. Events did not move too fast, nor did they skip ahead. Events unfurled quickly enough to make me happy and keep my book open.
Asra went right to my heart. In the beginning she has this idea that she's selfish because she wants to matter the most to the woman she's involve ...more
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Okay, real quick, I’m going to do a little PSA, since I think a lot of you might need it: Bisexuals who are with boys are still bisexual. Bisexuals who are with girls are still bisexual. Bisexuals who are with people who identify as nonbinary are still bisexual. Bisexuals who have never been with anyone are still bisexual.
And the fact that I still have to say this, in 2018, is why Inkmistress is now one of my favorite ...more
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"Because love was a heart filled with kindness, eyes a deep brown that warmed me from the inside out, and a hand I could count on to hold through the next adventure."
Inkmistress is an unbelievably good book. It has so many great elements to it and does everything so very well. There's not a single person I wouldn't recommend this to.
I don't even know where to start this review because I simply loved everything about this book so much. It has been a really long time since a no ...more
CW: gore, violence, self-harm (for blood magic), childbirth
It’s currently 12:30 in the morning and I’m very glad it’s spring break, because I really wanted to finish this before going to bed.
It was worth it.
I loved Audrey’s debut, Of Fire and Stars, and while I didn’t love this book quite as much, it was still very enjoyable. The pacing was slow and uneven at times, and I do think this could’ve been around fifty pages shorter, but otherwise I had no issues. I thought the story was very unique, a ...more
Of Fire and Stars was one of my favorite books of 2017, so naturally I was ELATED to find out there was a prequel story. While I did enjoy Inkmistress, it just didn't have the excitement I felt while reading the first installment of this series. That being said, I am still very happy I picked up this story.
As a note, I listened to the audiobook of this story and did not enjoy the narration very much. For some reason, I cannot stand British audiobook narrators that sound significantly older than ...more