I’ve Got The (Magick) In Me


I was an avid reader when I was a kid, it slacked off when I was a teen and now, I’m back to enjoying a good book as often as I can. However, it isn’t always easy to find something that peaks my interest, or is half as good as I hope it will be. Because of my flight to go stay with family, I downloaded a book that I had read as a teen, done a report over and occasionally thought of. That book is Wicked Lovely.
For those who are unfamiliar, the series follows a girl named Aislinn who is chosen to be a fairy queen, even though she is human. There’s a love triangle, traditional “light” and “dark” controversies and power struggles. But it is the second book of the series, Ink Exchange that actually is my favorite. That book centers around Leslie, Aislinn’s friend.
In the book, Leslie decides to get a tattoo and picks a design that the artist drew up. Little did she know that the tattoo would bind her to a dark fairy, who opposed her best friend. It’s a very good read, for what it is. My interest was less on the magick aspect and more on the idea that a tattoo could be more than just ink.
By inserting some of Irial’s (the dark fairy) blood in the ink, Leslie was “linked” to him. It seems far-fetched now, but what if the same could be done of humans? What if the link to all that lies in shadows-werewolves, vampires, ghosts, fairies, the masses of unseen entities- could be brought forth and made manifest by something as simple as a tattoo? What if there were no boundaries between the world we live in (or perceive) and what lies beyond?
At any rate, I needed an intriguing read and this was the book that both started my interest in the broader category of mystical. I’m excited to delve back in.
Blessed be.

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