#Review ~ Ink, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass #1) by Gwendolyn Clare

Posted May 26, 2018 by Michelle in Review / 3 Comments

#Review ~ Ink, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass #1) by Gwendolyn ClareInk, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass, #1) by Gwendolyn Clare
Published by Macmillan/Imprint on February 20, 2018
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover
Source: Uppercase Box

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.

This book has a beautiful cover, awesome sounding synopsis and a MC I disliked with a PASSION! I am sorry but about 40 pages I just couldn’t get past the fact that I just wasn’t liking her at all. I wanted strong and independent, I got obnoxious and rather mean. I get what was happening sucked but I just wasn’t liking her or understanding what was going on, it needed a full world build before anything even started.

The world was in some sort of book or someone created the world in a book. 40 pages in (I know it’s not a lot) I didn’t understand the world at all and have no idea what was going on with the ink, books, portal, earth world. Like I felt that needed to be addressed before all of action could start, at least some of it could be addressed.

I didn’t DNF, I have this on my “Try again Later” shelf on goodreads because maybe I just wasn’t in the right mind to really get into it. I am super bummed because it sounded so great. I was also having a hard time with the writing style. If you read this and LOVED it and thought I might be missing something, let me know. I would love to know if you think I should give it another try.

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3 responses to “#Review ~ Ink, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass #1) by Gwendolyn Clare

  1. Ali

    I felt the exact same way! I wanted to love it, I mean look at the cover, but I simply couldn’t. I tried three times and that’s my limit.

    • She just wasn’t what I was expecting. I was excited about the idea but as the first few pages passed I realized I wasn’t going to find out what the world was and it totally threw me. Like I understood but that was from the synopsis, I needed a little bit of world build. Three times is my limit also so I might go back.