Since I was out of commission this weekend due to a sprained ankle, I finished Inked, the book by Eric Smith and I thought I’d review my predictions I made on Friday without spoiling the book.
Here’s the predictions from Friday and the red writing are my responses:
1. The whole story is going to be about whatever is going to occur at the end of three days. The main character is supposed to get inked in three days and this whole story is about the inking. Nailed it.
2. The person is a farmer without parents in the picture and the farm seems to be big, but they aren’t rich. This one is right on. The main character lives on a farm with his grandmother and helps her work it. It doesn’t say whether they are wealthy or not, but I think you can infer that they aren’t.
3. The character seems to be a guy because there’s no physical emotion, but more of a physical impression of the earth, his earth, which speaks volumes about how he feels about it. He’s worked the farm, has intimate knowledge of it. The main character, Caenum does have a intimate knowledge of the land, in a way I didn’t expect or predict.
4. I think it must fit in the one of the fantasy sub genres, which I’m not a big reader of, so I won’t even guess. This one is correct too.
Overall, all four predictions were spot on about the book. It was a good and quick read. I just wished it had a little more action in it, but that’s a personal preference. I’d give it 3 1/2 stars and if you think you might be interested in reading it, I included the Goodread’s blurb below.
Tattoos once were an act of rebellion.
Now they decide your destiny the moment the magical Ink settles under your skin.
And in a world where Ink controls your fate, Caenum can’t escape soon enough. He is ready to run from his family, and his best friend Dreya, and the home he has known, just to have a chance at a choice.
But when he upsets the very Scribe scheduled to give him his Ink on his eighteenth birthday, he unwittingly sets in motion a series of events that sends the corrupt, magic-fearing government, The Citadel, after him and those he loves.
Now Caenum, Dreya, and their reluctant companion Kenzi must find their way to the Sanctuary, a secret town where those with the gift of magic are safe. Along the way, they learn the truth behind Ink, its dark origins, and why they are the only ones who can stop the Citadel.