Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal

Ink in the Blood (Ink in The Blood #1)

by Kim Smejkal

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Release Date: February 11th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, LGBT, Fantasy

Synopsis:

A lush, dark YA fantasy debut that weaves together tattoo magic, faith, and eccentric theater in a world where lies are currency and ink is a weapon, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake.

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.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43261156-ink-in-the-blood

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2qMRYSc

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ink-in-the-blood-kim-smejkal/1130010706?ean=9781328557056

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/ink-in-the-blood/id1453250044

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Ink-Blood-Kim-Smejkal/9781328557056?ref=grid-view&qid=1573650612981&sr=1-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/ink-in-the-blood-4

Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kim_Smejkal_Ink_in_the_Blood?id=S1WHDwAAQBAJ

My Review:

5/5

I cannot express enough how much I loved this dark and beautiful LGBTQIA+ novel. It was so rich with horror and gothiness that I cannot even. I was captured from the first page and had my breath stolen from the final moments. The way this Goddessy revenge story unfolded. Celia herself was so captivating and I honestly love how she descended into darkness to save her and Anya only for that to possibly not be possible.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Kim Smejkal lives with her family on muse-satiating Vancouver Island, 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. Her debut novel, INK IN THE BLOOD, will release from HMH in early 2020, with a sequel to follow in 2021. She is represented by Daniel Lazar of Writers House.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://kimsmejkal.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18143421.Kim_Smejkal

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimsmejkal

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimsmejkal/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimsmejkal/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.es/KimSmejkal/

TOUR SCHEDULE

https://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2019/12/tour-schedule-ink-in-blood-ink-in-blood.html

GIVEAWAY

Prize: Win (1) of (2) finished copies of INK IN THE BLOOD by Kim Smejkal and temporary tattoos (US Only)

Starts: 5th February 2020

Ends: 19th February 2020

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