A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Some things lie beneath the surface.
With the power to change everything.
Joy Malone wants it all—power, freedom and the boyfriend who loves her. Yet when an unstoppable assassin is hired to kill her, Joy learns that being the girl with the Sight comes with a price that might be too high to pay. Love will be tested, lives will be threatened, and everyone Joy knows and cares about will be affected by her decision to stand by Ink or to leave the Twixt forever.
Her choice is balanced on a scalpel’s edge and the consequences will be more life-altering than anyone can guess.
I know many, many people are completely turned off when they see a story features the fey. I’m the opposite- I can’t help but want to read any book that mentions them. Most times I’m disappointed but I’ve always got to give these books an attempt. That’s how I became acquainted with this series. I enjoyed the first book and felt that there was potential this sequel would be even better.
Metcalf really upped the action and focused on Joy’s self discovery. In this novel she really comes into her own and takes her life into her own hands as much as possible. Her path was not easy but she was determined to not settle for what other’s had in mind for her. I liked her stubborn streak and felt that she really stands on her two feet in this book.
Where I was the least impressed were her interactions with Ink. I felt that they had lost that chemistry from the first book. There were some steamy scenes between the two but for some reason it felt lacking for me. Maybe it had been too long since I read book 1? Also, Ink wasn’t as present in this book as he was in the first. When he was involved with the story he ran hot or cold with Joy. His inhuman-ness really stood out and made it impossible for me to really connect or want Joy to end up with him. It also felt like misunderstandings were created and blown up as to keep the couple apart which I found to be a tad frustrating.
I enjoyed that we got to continue to know the side characters, such as Inq- Ink’s sister. I thought that the side characters added a bit of zest to the story (and sometimes a bit of creepy and silly). Metcalf’s descriptions were vivid and easy to picture and her imagination shows with the strange mix of species (?) of fey sprinkled throughout the story.
Metcalf has created a wonderfully vivid and creative world with The Twixt series. I enjoyed reading Invisible though it wasn’t as gripping for me as the first. There was an adequate amount of action but the characters interactions and my personal connection to them lacked.