Ink in the blood

by Smejkal, Kim,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 11 of 13 copies
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Smejkal's smart debut blends magic and religion into a lyrical fantasy. Celia and Anya are best friends and inklings of the Profeta religion, meaning they ink devout followers with magic tattoos that communicate The Divine's will. Celia and Anya chafe under their servitude and the truth that these tattoos annihilate people's free will. They make a desperate escape by joining a traveling theater troupe, for which they use their magic as entertainment. When they learn that The Divine is a real deity and not just a false goddess created by a deceitful religion to control people's actions, the girls' newfound freedom and happiness is placed at risk. The Divine is a vengeful trickster who wants Celia and Anya back in her service, and she will destroy everything they've come to treasure in order to achieve it. Though the plot and world building can feel a bit convoluted at times, the poetic prose and brilliant characters shine from page one. Try this with fans of Emily A. Duncan's Wicked Saints (2019).--Enishia Davenport Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Celia Sand and Anya Burtoni serve the Profeta religion as inklings, using magic to tattoo the faithful with images purported to offer Divine guidance. Non- believers since their conscription at age six, the 16-year-olds now feel certain the messages they convey come not from the heavens but from Profeta's mortal bureaucracy, and are meant not to save but to subvert free will. The girls flee, joining a slyly seditious traveling theater troupe dubbed the Rabble Mob of Minos. Crafting an act that disguises their Profeta-given talent as a parlor trick, Celia and Anya attract ample attention, including that of the Divine. The vengeful, power-hungry deity orders the wayward inklings to help expand her following using their performances as propaganda. If they refuse, their newfound friends will pay the price. First in a planned duology, Smejkal's exceptional debut champions solidarity and choice while extolling art's ability to spark revolution. 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. Ages 14--up. Agent: Daniel Lazar, Writers House. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Magic -- Fiction.
Tattooing -- Fiction.
Goddesses -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Theatrical companies -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher Boston :2020
Language English
Description 442 pages : map ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781328557056
1328557057
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