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December 16, 2015

#Review of Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley

Worlds of Ink and Shadow
Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go.

Gorgeously written and based on the Brontës’ juvenilia, Worlds of Ink & Shadow brings to life one of history’s most celebrated literary families.
Lena Coakley was born in Milford, Connecticut and grew up on Long Island. In High School, Creative Writing was the only course she ever failed (nothing was ever good enough to hand in!), but, undeterred, she went on to study writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Toronto, Canada. Witchlanders is her debut novel.


I've never read a story like this one. But it was interesting. It did have its' slow moments so it kind of made reading it hard. The descriptions were great and the details she put into this book must have taken a lot of work! The book does pickup speed near the end and made the ending enjoyable.












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Shelley Wilson said...

It would be worth reading just so I can stare at the beautiful cover! Great review :)

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