Friday, November 22, 2013
I just finished reading Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding
I was given this book by Entangled Teen and am on the blog tour for it!!! I'm so glad I was chosen to participate, because it was a unique read.
Not that I've expected anything less from Amy Spalding. I mean, her first published book, The Reece Malcolm List was also very good.
Now people, this is only a short post, since I'm doing a full review for my tour stop, which will be on December 12th. Mark your calendars y'all!!!
Amy Spalding is a really talented writer. Ink was amazing in every sense of the word. And it definitely had a teen voice. Not a dumb one, where you wonder what on earth the person is thinking doing this or that. But a really true one. And I liked it.
Here's the summary if you haven't already checked it out:
For Kellie Brooks, family has always been a tough word to define. Combine her hippie mom and tattooist stepdad, her adopted overachieving sister, her younger half brother, and her tough-love dad, and average Kellie’s the one stuck in the middle, overlooked and impermanent. When Kellie’s sister finally meets her birth mother and her best friend starts hanging with a cooler crowd, the feeling only grows stronger.
But then she reconnects with Oliver, the sweet and sensitive college guy she had a near hookup with last year. Oliver is intense and attractive, and she’s sure he’s totally out of her league. But as she discovers that maybe intensity isn’t always a good thing, it’s yet another relationship she feels is spiraling out of her control.
It’ll take a new role on the school newspaper and a new job at her mom’s tattoo shop for Kellie to realize that defining herself both outside and within her family is what can finally allow her to feel permanent, just like a tattoo.