Worlds of Ink and ShadowLena Coakley
Genre: YA Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins/Amulet Books
Goodreads Rating: 3.64
My Rating: 5.0
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.
My Take on the Book:
That was beautiful, heart breaking and wonderful all at once.
The Bronte sisters wrote beautiful books that helped ensnare me into the imagining of an author. Their stories sparked a love of reading and a love of unconventional characters. So logically, when the opportunity to read and review this book, fictional though it may be, about said siblings I didn’t even hesitate.
The story was written extremely well and did little to make me want to put it down. The characters, made me feel, not just for them but for what they cared for.
If ever there was a story to explain their worlds this most definitely would be it. I loved it fully, from the first page to Tabby and the strange array of animals till the very sad but completely compelling and beautiful ending.
Logically, I know that the story is over and it makes no sense trying to continue it but a part of me wishes there was more to tell. More adventures to accompany them on. More romance and heartbreak and bravery…. More of everything.
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.
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