Otherworldly & Unique: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf – Series: The Twixt #1

Posted 15 July, 2013 by Danny in Blog, Danny, Danny's Book Review, Featured / 17 Comments

Otherworldly & Unique: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf – Series: The Twixt #1Indelible by Dawn Metcalf
Series: The Twixt #1
Published by Harlequin, HarlequinTEEN on June 30th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
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4 Stars

Some things are permanent.


And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…


I love good paranormal and fantasy novels and the Fae always promise an entertaining story! Indelible’s synopsis also promised a little darker tale, something a little edgier !

Suddenly the world is full of monsters and … interesting creatures!

Joy’s life is suddenly turned upside down when she goes out with her friend to dance and there she meets this impossible handsome but strangely dark Ink and his sister Inq. After this, she’s thrown into a world of monsters and dangers and tries to fight her attraction to Ink who is most definitely not from this world!

Dark, Edgy and fascinating mythology!

The whole story starts out very dark and edgy and I loved this darker tone a lot! It was a very welcome surprise and Dawn Metcalf went a totally different route than what you usually expect in YA paranormal! There are lots of gasping twists and edgy turns that kept me on edge and glued to the pages. What I also found incredible amazing was the mythology created for INDELIBLE. Dawn Metcalf showed her amazing talent to twist a “usual” Faery tale into something new and exciting! Even though I expected a paranormal contemporary setting soon the added fantasy layers intrigued me even more! I loved this blend of genres and setting and it was easy to get lost in this tale!

Joy and Ink – Romance and Danger!

Joy was a great heroine and she managed all these creepy and dangerous situations with a lot of bravery and heart. I loved that about her and she was easy to connect to. However, the most unique and interesting characters where Ink and  his sister Inq. It took us a while to figure out what creatures they are exactly, and there is a lot of mystery surrounding these characters! It was a fascinating journey figuring out more about them! And while Inq can move effortlessly in the human realm  Ink definitely has some problems especially when it comes to human interactions and … love! Even though we got a feeling of power and ancient power from him he was totally clueless when he finally developed feelings for Joy. It was a very clever played contradiction that made Ink even more complex and fascinating  Maybe this slowly budding love was also why I couldn’t give it a full 5 Star rating….

Bewitched Rating

Bottom Line

Indelible by Dawn Metcalf was otherworldly unique and comes with a dark and edgy tale of danger and paranormal mysteries. The world building was outstanding and highly engrossing. The characters were equally fascinating and full of mysteries but easy enough to let them in our hearts… I can highly recommend Indelible to all fans of Contemporary Paranormal, iced with some otherworldly fantasy elements and fans of unique character creation!



Do you love Fae?? Do you love dark and edgy? If so, can you recommend me some books with similar features?? I’m totally up for more like this!

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17 Responses to “Otherworldly & Unique: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf – Series: The Twixt #1”

  1. hmm, I wasn’t able to connect with Luminous by Dawn Metcalf. I was really disappointed because I was looking forward to it. But if you say it’s good, I’ll take your word for it. I love anything fae!! Especially dark. I might give this one a go. Thanks for the review!!!

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    Danny 7/15/2013

    I haven’t read Luminous even though I wanted to back when it came out. But this one appealed much more to me because of the Fae.
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  2. Hmmm, I have been wondering about this one. I love the cover, but wasn’t sure about it after I read the synopsis. I think I might have to give it a try now!
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    Danny 7/15/2013

    The cover is sooo pretty!!! and I think what totally sold me was the synopsis! I really enjoyed it 🙂
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  3. *high five review twin*

    I really liked the darker tone to this one too Danny, I just didn’t quite understand why Joy caused the upheaval in the paranormal world that she did. I know he’d never taken a consort (I can’t remember the name they used) before, but it just wasn’t clear for me why this was a big deal and what it meant for him as a Scribe. Still, I did love the romance between Joy and Ink and I am looking forward to book two since the ending cleared up a lot of my questions:)

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    Danny 7/15/2013

    I think it made him finally more human and less dedicated to his scribe job? Was that maybe the big problem? I agree it wasn’t completely clear but I ended up really enjoying it despite some things I’d still love to know!!!
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  4. Kristin

    So glad you liked this, I’ve been wanting to read it and can’t wait to pick it up. I’m not the biggest fan of the fae but I like that it’s dark and edgy.

    Unfortunately, I have nothing to recommend since the only YA fae books I’ve read are the Julie Kagawa series, Ballad and Lament (my favs) by Maggie Stiefvater and the Faeriewalker series by Jenna Black, and I’m sure you’ve read all of these books. For adults, I really liked The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams.

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