Winning battles means Ink honors, prestige, and life itself. …Yet nobody understands what losing truly means.
On another planet two hundred years in the future, twenty-one-year-old Isla Jane struggles helplessly to figure out who she is and what her world really means. Marked with a forbidden tattoo of the rising sun, she is a natural champion of humanity and a gifted warrior in Heats– lavish battles fought in the conjoined minds of the participants for the morbid amusement of the masses.
Despite Isla’s desire to fade into the background, she emerges as an obvious leader of her people when the senseless assassination of a youth forces her to face the truth. Her volatile world, disguised by its elaborate battles and constant mayhem, is a prison without bars and a coffin, the lid already half-closed, that they must escape.
But when she vows to find a way to bring her people back home, Isla will have to deconstruct consciousness and the very nature of the space time continuum to unravel good from evil, truth from lies, and survival from true love.
Welcome to the City–where it takes lives to save lives…
Print Length: 339 Pages
*I received an ARC of this book to be honestly reviewed*
Well, this was really good! I loved the world that was created here, and I found the special aspects and nuances of this dystopian land intriguing. The main character's inner monologue and self talk was one of my favorite things, though. It was really a cool way to humanize her in a world where that's not much of a thing lol. The Orb felt a bit Hunger Games-ish to me, but it had its own thing going on, a different way of playing the game, and I thoroughly enjoyed the tension that built up.
And I want more.
I think fans of Dystopian worlds will enjoy this.
Bob says: 4 Platypires!