Review: Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley

Review: Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena CoakleyTitle: Worlds of Ink and Shadow
Author: Lena Coakley
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: January 5, 2016

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been close. After all, nothing can unite four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict, spartan 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.

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Review

Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley is so original and has a concept unlike any other. There are fictionalized descriptions based on the Brontë family that seem very accurate. This book does have a really slow plot at some points, however, that makes reading hard. I did enjoy the story, though, and consider it a must-read for fans of the Brontës. Continue reading