Published by Amulet Books on January 5th 2016
Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go.
Gorgeously written and based on the Brontës’ juvenilia, Worlds of Ink & Shadow brings to life one of history’s most celebrated literary families.
Wow. This book was wow. So EFFIN unique. I don’t think I have ever read a book like this before. It intrigues me because hey I’m a writer and this book is about a group of siblings that are able to travel into their books, and see how there writing really is which to be honest I want to have that power. That would be so freaking awesome even though there are a few setbacks…ANYWAYS I am pretty sure that I LIVED for the story but the characters on the other hand not so much.
Da characters. Some were good while others I didn’t connect as well as others. Charlotte was by far the most unique out of all of them. She was a fragile and not beautiful main protagonist, something you don’t see so much in books. So I was very glad for it. Her mind was the beautiful one and at the end that is all that matters.
Brandwell is probably my favorite character. He was the outgoing and leader of the four siblings. If he wanted to be an artist, he shall be an artist. If he wanted to be a writer, he shall be a writer and that’s what I really liked about him. He didn’t care what other people thought of him. He didn’t want to follow high society like Charlotte he was just him.
Emily and Anne were the hardest characters to connect with. More Emily than Anne. I related more to Anne than Emily and I felt more connected to her but to be honest I don’t really care for Emily. At the beginning of the book she was UBER annoying and yeah…Anne on the other hand I love. Not my fav character but love.
All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book. Would I reread it? Probably. Would I add it to my favorites list? Most likely not. But if you’re a writer I am telling you that you can relate to this book and SHOULD read it!