After suffering a terrible trauma at the hands of her brother's dealer friends‚ Leslie becomes obsessed with the idea of getting a tattoo - it's the one thing that will allow her to reclaim her body‚ renew her self-confidence. And when Rabbit‚ her local tattoo artist‚ shows her a secret book of his own designs‚ she finds one of them irresistible.
Soon‚ her back is adorned with a pair of mysterious eyes‚ framed by black wings. Leslie feels good - more than good. Nothing bad can touch her. But what she doesn't know is that her new tattoo binds her tightly to the faery whose symbol she chose: Irial‚ the exquisitely dangerous king of the Dark Court...
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
In Wicked Lovely', Melissa Marr's first novel, she introduced us to the realm of faerie, a surprisingly dark and addictive world. Ink Exchange takes us even further and centres around the mortal Leslie, and the Dark Court's fascination with her. Leslie's life is far from perfect, her traumatic past and indifferent family have her searching for a way to take control of her life. In Pins and Needles, a tattoo shop, she finds her solution. Ink. Her very own tattoo. But what Leslie doesn't know is this more than just a tattoo, and it's not just ink. And as her tattoo nears completion, she is drawn further and further into the darker side of the faerie, into the shadows of the Dark Court.
This is an engrossing read that will leave you pleading for more and wishing you could be a part of Melissa Marr's captivating world.