Monday, August 20, 2012

Angel's Ink

Title: Angel's Ink

Author: Jocelynn Drake

Publisher: Harper Voyager

Series: Asylum Tales, Bk 1

ISBN: 9780062117854

Pages: 338

Obtained: Advance Reader Edition provided to the local library... then made available for employee's to take


I was giddy with pleasure when I found this on a cart in the staff lounge of my library.  I read the first couple books in Jocelynn Drakes Dark Days series, and I'll be honest I didn't keep up with it.  But I knew I liked her writing so finding this uncorrected proof was exciting.  And I enjoyed the story too.

In her author bio, Jocelynn says her writing "influences" include: Raymond Feist, Simon R. Green, and Kim Harrison, as well as Oscar Wilde and Mary Shelley.  I could see Simon R. Green and Kim Harrison in this (not that she copied anything, there was just a familiar feel).  I haven't read any of the others named so I couldn't say how similar or dissimilar this is when it comes to them.

Anyway, I really liked Gage, his friends, and the world-building.  Gage did seem to get into way more trouble than any character could possibly handle, and the ending... well it's a conclusion in a way, but it was more cliff than I like.

This book is due out in October of this year.  And I'm definitely planning on reading the next book in the series (it seems untitled as of now).  I need to know what's happening to Gage next.


  1. This is going on my wanna read list!

    1. Do you want it? I can send it to you. Shoot me an email....

  2. AWESOME!! :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  3. Sorry for taking so long to let you know, but the book arrived. I'm about a quarter of the way in. The first couple of pages grabbed me, but then it's slowly petering out. Maybe it will pick up for me though.

  4. Oops...I hit "send" too quickly. Anyway, it's still early. Maybe it will pick back up for me.

    1. I hope so. Of course, we can't always like the same things. But I do hope it does pick up for you.

    2. Jo, let me also add, this is my second day off coffee. No doubt the lack of caffeine is changing my mood over EVERYTHING! (lol) I didn't think I'd make it through yesterday.


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