Welcome to the blog tour for Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding! This tour is hosted by Rockstar Book Tours and will be running from November 25th to December 6th. Be sure to check out the other tour stops by clicking the banner above or following the links at the end of this post. Also, enter the tour-wide giveaway below!
Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding
eARC: 320 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publishing Date: 3 December 2013
Age Level: Young Adult
Source: Provided for tour in exchange for an honest review
For Kellie Brooks, family has always been a tough word to define. Combine her hippie mom and tattooist stepdad, her adopted overachieving sister, her younger half brother, and her tough-love dad, and average Kellie’s the one stuck in the middle, overlooked and impermanent. When Kellie’s sister finally meets her birth mother and her best friend starts hanging with a cooler crowd, the feeling only grows stronger.
But then she reconnects with Oliver, the sweet and sensitive college guy she had a near hookup with last year. Oliver is intense and attractive, and she’s sure he’s totally out of her league. But as she discovers that maybe intensity isn’t always a good thing, it’s yet another relationship she feels is spiraling out of her control.
It’ll take a new role on the school newspaper and a new job at her mom’s tattoo shop for Kellie to realize that defining herself both outside and within her family is what can finally allow her to feel permanent, just like a tattoo.
review in which I stated one of the reasons I liked the book so much was because it was quiet and didn't make a bid deal about itself. The same really goes for Ink is Thicker Than Water. This book is such a great example of what life as a normal teenager really can be like. Kellie goes through so many things in this book, but it was all handled quite realistically. There's drama and family issues and all that, of course, but it doesn't slap you over the head with it and the drama isn't blown out proportion. I really found myself relating to the themes and characters in this novel. I think it's a true testament to the talent of the author when a story can speak to a reader on more than one level. Ink is Thicker Than Water definitely rings true with the good, the bad and the ugly parts of growing up.