WOW: Ink in the Blood

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Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal

Expected Publication: February 11th 2020

Page Count: 352

Genres: YA Fantasy





Ink in the Blood (Ink in The Blood #1)Celia Sand and her best friend, Anya Burtoni, are inklings for the esteemed religion of Profeta. Using magic, they tattoo followers with beautiful images that represent the Divine’s will and guide the actions of the recipients. It’s considered a noble calling, but ten years into their servitude Celia and Anya know the truth: Profeta is built on lies, the tattooed orders strip away freedom, and the revered temple is actually a brutal, torturous prison.

Their opportunity to escape arrives with the Rabble Mob, a traveling theater troupe. Using their inkling abilities for performance instead of propaganda, Celia and Anya are content for the first time . . . until they realize who followed them. The Divine they never believed in is very real, very angry, and determined to use Celia, Anya, and the Rabble Mob’s now-infamous stage to spread her deceitful influence even further.

To protect their new family from the wrath of a malicious deity and the zealots who work in her name, Celia and Anya must unmask the biggest lie of all—Profeta itself.




Tattoo magic!! I love this idea.

Apparently there’s queer rep.

A Venician-esque setting. You just know the aesthetic of this story’s going to be stunning! And the manipulative, false gods idea fits in perfectly.



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11 thoughts on “WOW: Ink in the Blood”

  1. Oooo, I haven’t seen or heard about this one yet. I really love the cover, as red and black is my favorite color scheme.
    As for what I recently finished…I’m in a bit of a book reading slump so I haven’t finished anything as of late but I am reading 2 books right now so hopefully I can remedy that situation soon.

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