Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars, #0.5) by Audrey Coulthurst

Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars, #0.5)

Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.But Asra’s peaceful life is upended when bandits threaten Ina’s village and the king does nothing to help. Desperate to protect her people, Ina begs Asra for assistance in...

Details Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars, #0.5)

TitleInkmistress (Of Fire and Stars, #0.5)
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Lgbt, Young Adult Fantasy, Glbt, Queer, Romance, Fiction, High Fantasy, Dragons, Bisexual

Reviews Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars, #0.5)

  • Melanie
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Okay, real quick, I’m going to do a little PSA, since I think a lot of you might need it: Bisexuals who are with boys are still bisexual. Bisexuals who are with girls are still bisexual. Bisexuals who are with people who identify as nonbinary are still bisexual. Bisexuals who have never been with anyone are still bisexual. And the fact that I still have to say this, in...
  • Crazy4Books
    In Inkmistress we follow Asra, a demigod with the power to change the past and the future at a severe price. In this world people can manifest into animals by bonding with one with the blessing of one of the 6 Gods. After trying to help her lover find her manifest things go horribly wrong and some hurtful truths are revealed. On a mission to right her mistake Asra leaves the only home shes ever known in the hopes of stoping the monster she's cre...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Despite what a certain review implies, there is nothing wrong with a bisexual female having a relationship with a man. This does not "undermine" her sexuality or make previous relationships any less valid.... there IS something wrong with info-dumps though. Lots and lots of boring info-dumps that made it really hard to push through this story?Full RTC soon, probably, maybe. ---------I didn't know this was a prequel when I requested it?? But I'm h...
  • J.A. Ironside
    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.UPDATE: changing my rating to 5 stars because I just can't stop thining about this book. It really is that good. Inkmistress was a surprise and a delight. I’d seen such luke warm reviews of Coulhurt’s work that I had let reading her books slide down my list of priorities. Inkmistess – prequel to Of Fire and Stars but set a long time before the events of that book – showed me just...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    ♦ Video Review ♦ "Because love was a heart filled with kindness, eyes a deep brown that warmed me from the inside out, and a hand I could count on to hold through the next adventure." Inkmistress is an unbelievably good book. It has so many great elements to it and does everything so very well. There's not a single person I wouldn't recommend this to.I don't even know where to start this review because I simply loved everything about this b...
  • Justina Ireland
    Amazingly diverse and well worth your time. Prominent characters of color as well as queer characters, a great story that feels fresh and rewarding.
  • Shenwei
    wowowow 😱😱😱😭😭😭 that was so intense and so good
  • Natasha
    Review also on my blog • Twitter • BookstagramArc sent to me via Diverse Book BridgeInkmistress is a prequel of sorts to Of Fire and Stars. It is sent many years before it in the same universe. The book introduces new fantasy element to the world called manifesting. Essentially, when people come of age, they can 'manifest' with an animal and then be able to transform into it. I really enjoyed this element of the book.At the beginning of the n...
  • Kelsey
    ***I was provided with an eARC by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review***First of all...I LOVE that this is in the same world that "Of Fire and Stars" is. I was hoping for a novella, and this was so much more. It's a great story with it's own emotions and awesome characters. I wasn't TOO sure about it at first, I was scared I could keep comparing the two or that I would want the other characters to make an appearance, but...this book held i...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Edelweiss*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Inkmistress, by author Audrey Coulthurst, is the companion novel to the Of Fire and Stars series. Inkmistress is set in the same world as Of Fire and Stars, but a few hundred years earlier. Asra is the protagonist of Inkmistress. She is a demigod who has the ability to sense the life force in everything. She lives a life of seclusion in the mountains above Karthasha, but uses her...
  • Karen Hattrup
    This book opens really beautifully with a lonely demigod pining for spring and her girlfriend and then OH GOD FIFTY PAGES OF BANDITS AND DEATH AND DRAGONS AND EVERYTHING GOES HORRIBLY WRONG SO VERY QUICKLY. The story seriously rockets off right in the beginning and never lets up, as our poor Asra who has spent most of her life in a damn cave has to journey across the realm chasing down her ruthless, murderess ex while navigating all kinds of comp...
  • Karen
    See my full review and much more on my blog KissinBlueKaren Let’s cut to the chase, this book explores something I have NEVER seen in YA. I am talking about a character that is attracted to both female and males. Bisexuality is nowhere in YA and I am so happy with the way the author portrayed in this book. I mean, yes there was action and a pretty good story to follow, but more importantly the character doesn’t offer apologies or explanation...
  • Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes. Asra is a demigod, and she has a very dangerous gift: the ability to rewrite the past and shape the future with her blood. But it comes with a painful price, and she must keep her gift hidden at all costs. To do so, she lives in the mountains as a healer, content to help the village below and spend her free time with Ina, the girl she loves. Asra's peaceful existence is uproote...
  • La La
    2.5 on the blog.*review to come, but basically the same problems I had with the her first book.
  • Harker
    Pacing is a very important aspect of a book to me. It determines how well my attention is kept and how much I enjoy reading about the characters. Bad pacing leads to a boring reading experience. Inkmistress had excellent pacing. Events did not move too fast, nor did they skip ahead. Events unfurled quickly enough to make me happy and keep my book open.Asra went right to my heart. In the beginning she has this idea that she's selfish because she w...
  • Shannon
    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.I loved the mythology and magic elements in Inkmistress. The people within the world can manifest when they come of age, meaning they can take the form of an animal. The animal they can manifest into ties them to one of the gods the people worship. It is rare that a person cannot manifest, but it does happen. Our main character, Asra is a demigod, an...
  • Olivia
    CW: gore, violence, self-harm (for blood magic), childbirthIt’s currently 12:30 in the morning and I’m very glad it’s spring break, because I really wanted to finish this before going to bed.It was worth it.I loved Audrey’s debut, Of Fire and Stars, and while I didn’t love this book quite as much, it was still very enjoyable. The pacing was slow and uneven at times, and I do think this could’ve been around fifty pages shorter, but oth...
  • Emy
    THIS BOOK OH MY GODIt was a wild ride from beginning to end.Sometimes I particularly liked about this fantasy book is that usually I struggle with fantasy worlds as they seem so complicated but this one seems so simple yet complex enough to be great and interesting.I also liked how they were so many plot twists and things changed so wildly if you compare the end to the beginning.Furthermore, it is SO COOL to try to understand the link between thi...
  • Lori
    Trigger Warnings: Blood, Childbirth, Weapons.*receiving an ARC from the Author doesn’t affect my honest opinions* Reminder: Bisexuals who date significant others of the opposite are STILL Bisexual. Bisexuals with partners of the same sex are still Bisexual. Don’t erase a sexuality.“It felt good to be loved. It felt good, for once, not to be the one who loved more, who loved too much, who loved until she lost herself in something beautiful a...
  • Llinos Cathryn
    I loved everything this story had to say about choice and fate, and the courage needed to take responsibility for your actions and their consequences. I loved its exploration of themes of trust and betrayal, and the need to put the past into context and move on from it in order to make the best of the future. I loved the worldbuilding, particularly the animal transformation magic, the political and social tension, and the dragons. And I loved see...
  • USOM
    This was truly fantastic. I loved the journey Asra goes on throughout this book. She steps outside her door and the world opens for her. She is brave, resilient, and determined. There was added depth to the entire book and I was almost instantly won over. I enjoyed this so much and I had to make myself take a break for sleep before I finished it!full review: