Apr 5, 2018

Ink Iron and Glass


Ink Iron and Glass
by Gwendolyn Clare

Book: Ink, Iron and Glass #1
Publisher: Macmillian
Pub Date: February 20, 2018
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed
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Can she write a world gone wrong?

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation, where her mother―a noted scriptologist―constantly alters and expands their reality.

But when her home is attacked and her mother kidnapped, Elsa is forced to cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative Victorian Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of young scientists with a gift for mechanics, alchemy, or scriptology―and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.

In this thrilling debut, worlds collide as Elsa unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created―and only she can stop it.

My Review: DNF.

This book sounded great. Who wouldn't want to be able to craft worlds and go into them? The book started off slow, however as I got further into it, the book's pace did not pick up for me. I could also have done with more details in the beginning to really bring the history of this world into place.

The main character, Elsa wasn't my favorite. She didn't seem to know what to really do next. The details and story with here, wasn't there for me.

Overall, I just couldn't get past the light detail and lack of character development. 

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