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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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  • ISBN: 9781328557056
  • ISBN: 1328557057
  • Physical Description: 442 pages : illustration, map ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
Celia and Anya, friends who use tattoo magic to send divine messages, must rely on one another to survive when they discover the fake deity they serve is very real--and very angry.
Celia Sand and Anya Burtoni are inklings for the esteemed religion of Profeta. Using magic, they tattoo followers with beautiful images that represent the Divine's will and guide the actions of the recipients. Ten years into their servitude they discover the truth: Profeta is built on lies, the tattooed orders strip away freedom, and the revered temple is actually a brutal, torturous prison. They escape with the Rabble Mob, a traveling theater troupe, using their inkling abilities for performance. But The Divine they never believed in is very real, very angry, and determined to spread her deceitful influence even further. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    Smejkal's smart debut blends magic and religion into a lyrical fantasy. Celia and Anya are best friends and inklings of the Profeta religion, meaning they ink devout followers with magic tattoos that communicate The Divine's will. Celia and Anya chafe under their servitude and the truth that these tattoos annihilate people's free will. They make a desperate escape by joining a traveling theater troupe, for which they use their magic as entertainment. When they learn that The Divine is a real deity and not just a false goddess created by a deceitful religion to control people's actions, the girls' newfound freedom and happiness is placed at risk. The Divine is a vengeful trickster who wants Celia and Anya back in her service, and she will destroy everything they've come to treasure in order to achieve it. Though the plot and world building can feel a bit convoluted at times, the poetic prose and brilliant characters shine from page one. Try this with fans of Emily A. Duncan's Wicked Saints (2019). Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kim Smejkal lives with her family on Vancouver Island in Canada, which means she&;s often lost in the woods or wandering a beach. She writes dark fantasy for young adults and not-so-young adults, always with a touch of magic. Ink in the Blood is her debut novel.
Twitter: @KimSmejkal
Instagram: @kimsmejkal  

Subject: Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Tattooing > Fiction.
Goddesses > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Theatrical companies > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Tattooing > Fiction.
Goddesses > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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