ARC Review: Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley

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I received an e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Worlds of Ink and Shadow
Author: Lena Coakley
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Stars: 3/5

Summary (from Goodreads): 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. Continue reading