Ink in the Blood

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$17.99  $16.73
Clarion Books
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5.5 X 8.4 X 1.5 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Kim Smejkal lives with her family on Vancouver Island in Canada, which means she's often lost in the woods or wandering a beach. She writes dark fantasy for young adults and not-so-young adults, always with a touch of magic. Ink in the Blood is her debut novel.
Twitter: @KimSmejkal
Instagram: @kimsmejkal


? "Fierce friendships, fraught romance, and sharply drawn, emotionally complex characters of sundry gender identities and sexual orientations elevate the stakes of this ambitious, thought-provoking tale, whose closing cliffhanger inspires and devastates in equal measure." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review "Smejkal's debut creates an intriguing, enticing world....This is a vivid, imaginative confection with plenty of bite underneath the glitter that will appeal to fans of Holly Black's signature dark delights." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Smejkal's smart debut blends magic and religion into a lyrical fantasy....the poetic prose and brilliant characters shine from page one." --Booklist "A strong debut that blends dark fantasy, ink magic, and theater....The promising first in a duology with inspiring friendships and original worldbuilding." --Kirkus "Smejkal has created a dark, engaging world that is the perfect setting for magic and inking." --School Library Journal "Beautiful, dark and complex--Ink in the Blood is a debut with teeth. I can't wait for the sequel!" --Ryan Graudin, award-winning author of Wolf By Wolf "Ink in the Blood is an inventive dark fantasy that doesn't pull its punches and is all the more gripping for it. Wonderfully tense and breathtakingly beautiful, the story of Celia and Anya will burrow under your skin and stay there long after you've finished reading." --Linsey Miller, author of the Mask of Shadows duology and Belle Révolte "Haunting and vividly imagined, Ink in the Blood will crawl beneath your flesh and leave its mark, just like the magical tattoos within." --Rebecca Schaeffer, author of Not Even Bones --