Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Ink Bound
SERIES: Ink Born #3
AUTHOR: Holly Evans
PUBLISHER: Chaos Fox
LENGTH: 166 pages
RELEASE DATE: August 04, 2017
I can’t shake the feeling that there’s a noose tightening around my neck.
Fein is pushing me further into the criminal underground with each passing day. I’m supposed to be helping free slaves. It’s a noble cause, but every step I take is one step further from tattoo magician and one step closer to something else. Something darker.
The ink network is playing games I want no part of, and there’s a bounty out for the ink magician.
I never wanted to a hero, but I fear I have no choice.
Like the previous books in the series, I found this latest installment of the Ink Born series to be an enjoyable read. Dacian has found himself in some bad situations before but none that make him so uncomfortable as what he finds himself dealing with in this newest book. Trying to do the right thing, he finds himself being drawn deeper into the criminal underworld as he’s enlisted once more by Fein, this time to help unravel a slavery racket but things prove to be more complicated than expected…and more dangerous.
There were a lot of things to like about this book; the new characters I’d come to really like from the previous installment were back in this one so I was more than happy to see them again. Keirn and Dacian also finally seem to get their acts together which, after the events of the last book, I was more than happy to see! The story itself was well done; I liked how things were more complicated than everyone first believed as that led to a more interesting story (in my opinion). Fein also went from a character that I borderline couldn’t stand to one I actually kind of liked by the end, which I never expected to happen. The best part of the story was, however, Dacian’s interactions with the ink network. Things have become more complicated there as well but that has also opened up new ways for him to interact and use it. (The ending of the book was a great example of this and I’m excited to see what happens with that in the future!)
Aside from all the things I liked about the book, there were a few minor things I didn’t care for like Dacian’s ex showing up (since I never really liked him to begin with) but, honestly, that really pales in comparison to the rest of the story. Overall this was a really good continuation of the series and I’m looking forward to book four. If you haven’t read this series but enjoy urban fantasy, I totally recommend you check these books out. They do need to be read in order though since each book builds on the one before it.