Tuesday, October 2, 2012

ARC Review: Angel's Ink

Angel's Ink (The Asylum's Tales, #1)

Title:  Angel's Ink
Author:  Jocelynn Drake
Series:  The Asylum Tales #1
Release Date:  October 16, 2012
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Format: Ebook
Pages:  368
Source:  ARC from publisher courtesy of Edelwiess

Summary from Goodreads:
Buyer beware . . .

Looking for a tattoo-and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using his unique potions-a blend of extraordinary ingredients and special inks-to etch the right symbol, he can fulfill any heart's desire. But in a place like Low Town, where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires happily walk among humanity, everything has its price.

No one knows that better than Gage. Turning his back on his own kind, he left the magical Ivory Tower where cruel witches and warlocks rule, a decision that cost him the right to practice magic. And if he disobeys, his punishment-execution-will be swift.

Though he's tried to fly under the radar, Gage can't hide from powerful warlocks who want him dead-or the secrets of his own past. But with the help of his friends, Trixie, a gorgeous elf who hides her true identity, and a hulking troll named Bronx, Gage just might make it through this enchanted world alive.


Angel's Ink is the first in a new series created by Jocelynn Drake.  She has an amazing talent when it comes to world building.  I don't think anyone does it better.  The layers that she creates in the world, the characters and the plot is unmatched by any other.  She keeps surprising me in this new series.  I never know what will happen next and I love it!

The main characters are Gage, Bronx and Trixie.  They are addictive.  I have grown to love each one of them.  Gage is a warlock, owner of a tattoo parlor called Asylum and possibly the most unlucky person in the world.  When he tries to do anything good everything usually gets messed up and he winds up with his life and everything he holds dear on the line. 

Bronx is a troll with the a heart of a teddy bear.  He is always there to back up Gage no matter what the cost is to him.  I wish there had been more Bronx in this book because I want to know more about him.  I just cant get enough!

Trixie is an elf and she is running from something.  She has worked for Gage for two years and has yet to reveal her secrets.  I loved seeing the interactions between her and Gage.  I look forward to seeing their relationship evolve.  I have a feeling things are going to get very interesting!

This new series has so many things happening that you never get bored.  I don't know how Jocelynn Drake comes up with everything.  The action and the depth of this book was remarkable.  There was never a dull moment.  This book has it all magic, tattoos, drama, fighting, mystery and romance!  You will be left wanting more!!

Angel's Ink was a great start to a new series and while the book doesn't exactly leave us with a cliffhanger we are left with plenty of questions to ponder while we wait for the next installment.  Thank you Jocelynn Drake for creating such an amazing story!!  I do believe that it is only going to get better with every book!


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