Giant Toads and Sight: A Review of INDELIBLE by Dawn Metcalf

Indelible (The Twixt, #1) 
Dawn Metcalf
384 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: July 30th, 2013
Source: ARC from Author
Rating:  LIKED

Some things are permanent.


And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future…and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…


    Brimming with mythical beings, family drama, and giant toads (you read that right) INDELIBLE is a book that left me all mixed-up.

   The night Joy Malone gets stabbed in the eye by a boy with all black eyes, her already tumbling world breaks even more. Instead of blinding her, the cut accidently binds her to Indelible Ink, the boy who attacked her. And thus begins Joy’s frightening encounters with otherworldly beings – notes in her locker and creatures that only she, being gifted with the Sight – the ability to see the world of Twixt, can see. And Joy Malone soon learns that something dark and mysterious is beginning to brew.

    After reading an epic synopsis like that I was dying to read INDELIBLE. The world of Twixt fascinated me from the start and I really liked how they had their roles in our world. The beginning was interesting and suspenseful – while Dawn Metcalf dropped mysterious notes and messages for us.

    INDELIBLE was different, the characters had depth to them and I found them really interesting. They had their own way of talking and their appearances, all of them were different from one another. I loved it when Joy was with Ink, mainly because of how clueless he is about humans.

    The only negative thing in INDELIBLE was the family drama. Sure some books have a little but this was a whole bus-load of life problems. And no I’m not a heartless person. While I did feel sympathetic towards Joy, the story would’ve been better with a lot less of her issues.

   INDELIBLE ended with a bang and left me wondering about a couple of the characters. I will definitely be looking forward to the second novel.

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    June 28, 2013

    I am so excited to get my hands on this! Great review!

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    Claire K.

    June 28, 2013

    I want to read thiiiis.