The Crimson Inkwell is a story about journalist Luella Winthrop. In her journey to become Dawnhurst-on-Severn's most acclaimed writer, she discovers that her city houses dark, magical secrets too uncomfortable to believe.
When an enigmatic carnival worker offers her a pen that can turn fiction to fact, she quickly learns that tampering with the unknown can be intoxicating, lucrative, and dangerous. Can she withstand the onslaught of enchanted consequences with her life and engagement intact?
I will not spoil the twists that this book takes you on, but I will just say it was a very fun and surprising read. It managed to take on of those tropes I find so infuriating in a romance and turn it into several fantastic moments in the story. If you enjoy Dr. Who style whimsy, or enjoyed reading, 'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern, I think you will adore, 'The Crimson Inkwell.'
A magical fanfare of a woman who knows her own mind and sparkling romance, The Crimson Inkwell is a modern, gothic Victorian delight.
The Crimson Inkwell is a delightful Victorian style story that has all the dash of Sherlock Holmes and the wit and mystery of Wilkie Collins.
Luella Winthrop is sick. A magical malady constantly threatens to throw her into fits of uncontrollable rage, and the attacks are getting worse.
Her journey to find a cure leads down dark and curious pathways that cast doubt on even her most cherished relationships. Soon, she will face questions and compromises she would never have considered before.
Can she trust the very love that makes life worth living?
I'm loving this book and series. In some ways, it gives me a Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children vibes mixed with a whole different dimension added to it. I love the characters and the storyline which leaves you guessing and intrigued as to what is coming next. A very good book.