Sunday, October 30, 2011

Review: Ink by Sarah Jane Davis

By S J Davis
Genre: paranormal YA

“It’s a good day to die.” My mother holds my arm fiercely. “But as you grieve for me, listen for the voices. Then, you must get the ink.”

Sparrow stumbles between two worlds – light and dark, love and hate, what is real and what is in her mind. When her mother dies on the Reservation, Sparrow’s world is shadowed with anger and narrowed by pain. The voices arrive, but are they real?  And how can a tattoo make her stronger?

Mateo arrives to guard Sparrow, but from whom? Layne holds on to Sparrow, but why? As the voices grow stronger and her pain expands, Sparrow finds that the shadows in the corner and the voices we fear most are the ones inside ourselves.

My Thoughts:
This is really a beautiful book.  Sparrow, is Native, and after her mother's death she goes to live with her Aunt. This book is really a beautiful story of Sparrow trying to come to terms with her mom's death and dealing with the guilt she feels.  She feels like it's her fault for the accident that took her moms life. 

Her journey takes her deep into her own mind and soul and to try to help her along the way is her spirit guide Mateo and her boyfriend.  I really connected with this novel, I am not Native, but, I had many of the same feelings and guilt after my father passed away.  This is a fantastic book and I recommend it to all.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!!!  Enjoy!!!!

About the Author:

SJ Davis is the daughter of an ex-patriate British mother and a Southern Baptist ex-CIA father. As a child, she spoke in silly accents and recounted outlandish tales of fantasy over afternoon tea and to this day it remains her favorite activity. Born in Long Island, NY, she was raised in the suburbs of Washington DC and went to school for a very long time (University of Virginia and George Mason University), married an all-around wonderful man, had two kids (smart, funny, full of opinions), moved from Virginia to New Jersey to Philadelphia to Chicago, and began her writing career. She is a believer in fate, an avid tea drinker, a stiletto aficionado, Doc Marten worshipper, punk rock listener, and lover of flip flops and cardigans. She has a terrible sense of direction, loves gummy bears, and is a Johnny Depp fangirl.

1 comment:

  1. Wow...I really want to read this book now. Cover's just gorgeous.

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