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, Romance

Reviews Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars, #0.5)

  • Emma Giordano
    Of Fire and Stars was one of my favorite books of 2017, so naturally I was ELATED to find out there was a prequel story. While I did enjoy Inkmistress, it just didn't have the excitement I felt while reading the first installment of this series. That being said, I am still very happy I picked up this story.As a note, I listened to the audiobook of this story and did not enjoy the narration very much. For some reason, I cannot stand British audiob...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • lov2laf
    I did really enjoy this story. Ultimately, "Inkmistress" ends up giving some world building insight into "Of Fire and Stars" though that isn't blatant until the final chapter. It left me with an, "Ohhh, that's why". As this is a 0.5 story, it can be read as a standalone, before or after "Of Fire and Stars". The order isn't important. This definitely fleshed out the world of this series, though.Azra is an orphaned demi-god with no real understandi...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    ♦ Video Review ♦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. "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." I don't even know where to start this review because I simply loved everything about this b...
  • 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...
  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    What a great book! I enjoyed it even more than the first book set in this fantasy universe. The world building, while not knock-your-socks-off, is very good, the writing is quite lovely, and the story and characters captivated me from the beginning. I guessed things a few times, but other times the plot went in directions I didn't expect. It's a story about love and found family above all things. The main romance (between a boy and a girl) is won...
  • Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
    (4.5 stars) Blood! Tears! Bisexuality! No, seriously, so much blood.This was definitely the logical follow up to Of Fire and Stars. Like the original book, this book has enough dull spots that I'll understand when people don't love it as much, but in the end it made me feel so many things I couldn't possibly not love it.Also worth noting that despite being labeled "book 0.5", this book can definitely be a standalone, read before, after, or withou...
  • 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...
  • Cori Reed
    3.5 StarsLoved the story and the bisexuality!
  • Coe
    2.5/5This was.....dull so so dull. Asra did nothing at all until the end. Ina’s pov would have been so much more interesting.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Celine
    I finally finished reading!!! Y'all I'm so happy. The book was amazing but I couldn't really get into it because I just didn't have the time but!!! I did it! Only took me like three weeks or so but yay!
  • 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...
  • Saniya
    Trigger warnings: self harm, emotional manipulation, claustrophobia, agoraphobia (? Or a form of it I'm not sure. I googled and it seemed to match up...), physical abuse and torture, mmm that's it I think. So I knew this was a 5 star book two chapters in because the ending that I had predicted literally happened at the end of the second chapter. I THOUGHT I knew what was going to happen. And I was right. But then after that I had no fucking clue ...
  • 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...
  • La La
    2.5 on the blog.*review to come, but basically the same problems I had with the her first book.
  • 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...
  • Carmen
    Asra has lived a sheltered life on an isolated mountain. She’s content to spend her life as quiet as possible as the local town’s healer because she has a dangerous secret: she’s a demigod whose blood can do a number of things, including dictate the future. If anyone knew what Asra can do, she’d be a huge treasure for people with nefarious wishes. Unfortunately for Asra, she shares too many of her secrets with the mortal woman she loves, ...
  • Chiara
    A copy of this novel was provided by HarperCollins for review via Edelweiss.Oh, I really liked Inkmistress. This fantasy journey book with a bi girl protagonist was everything my heart needed right now. There was so much magic, and love, and darkness, and light, and family, and beauty, and animal companions. I loved so much about Inkmistress.When I started reading Inkmistress a few days I ago I had no recollection of what it was about. All I reme...
  • Alberto
    I loved Of Fire and Stars, so I knew I had to get to Inkmistress eventually. I wasn't entirely engaged for a large chunk of the book, and I couldn't really see where the connection to the magic system of the first book was, though I'm sure that was the author's intention all long. After around halfway through, it really picked up and the main character's personality finally started to captivate me. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I ended u...