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Worlds of Ink and Shadow av Lena Coakley
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Worlds of Ink and Shadow

av Lena Coakley

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Living an isolated life in their strict father's parsonage out on the English moors, the Brontë siblings have always been inseparable, their vivid imaginations actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gonday, but when 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.… (mer)
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Titel:Worlds of Ink and Shadow
Författare:Lena Coakley
Info:HarperCollins, 352 pages
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This book made me want to learn more about the Brontë family as I enjoyed reading about what their daily lives would be like. As for the parts set in their invented worlds, I thought they were a bit childish, not because of the author's writing but because of the stories themselves, as they were written when the Brontës were younger.
I'd recommend Worlds of Ink and Shadow for those who like the Brontë sisters and also for those who never read anything by them.


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  _Marcia_94_ | Sep 21, 2021 |
I found this book to be mostly confusing, and I really didn't learn much about the Bronte family. The plot cleared up near the end, but I still don't feel it wrapped up well or made as much sense as it could have. ( )
  Linyarai | Feb 16, 2020 |
From the beginning, the writing of this book is magnetic, pulling you into the story so you don't want to look up until the final page. Author Coakley brings the Brontes to life with her magical storytelling. The premise - that the elder Brontes created a fictitious world that they could cross into as an escape from their dreary lives - is admittedly far-fetched, but I found myself willing to go along with every turn of the plot.

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  ErinMa | Feb 22, 2019 |
Eerie and compelling -- and the fact that this was inspired by the Bronte siblings' actual stories about imaginary worlds makes it all the more interesting. I haven't read many books by the Brontes, but that is going to change. ( )
  bucketofrhymes | Dec 13, 2017 |
First, I would just like to say that I don't really know very much about the Bronte family other than some titles of books they've written (and I haven't read any of their books - yet-). I can't compare the details of their lives (or writings) in this book to the true facts of their lives, having so little knowledge of them.

Having said that, you don't have to be a Bronte fan or have to know their work to enjoy this book. I received this book from my January Owlcrate and the theme was ' Magic'. Worlds of Ink and Shadow is written in the perspectives of all the (minus their two oldest sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, who passed at a young age) siblings: Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne.

The Bronte siblings make a deal with a magical being (whom they call Old Tom) that they learned of from a story told to them by their housekeeper, Tabby. They asked Old Tom to be granted the ability to physically be transported into the worlds they create through their writings (to be able to go back and forth as they please and even alter their stories within their worlds) and in exchange they agreed to pay a very high price for it.

Lena Coakley created an enjoyable fantasy based off the Bronte family and mixed together their made up and real worlds nicely. There is good character depth, good world building and I love that this book doesn't give all of its secrets away at first (even if some things were slightly predictable). I thought this book was creative and I found it to be addicting. I will definitely be thinking of Worlds of Ink and Shadow when I eventually do read one of their books . ( )
  Stories_to_live_by | Nov 29, 2017 |
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2016 TOP PICK SELECTION
***** 5 out of 5 stars
Review by: Stacy Palm

I did not intend to start the new year off with a TOP PICK SELECTION, but when you pick up a book and do not put it down until it is finished...Well, that's a clear sign that the book is a good one. Worlds of Ink and Shadow: A Novel of the Brontes by Lena Coakley is a truly captivating romp through the mind of a writer. This is labeled a Young Adult Novel, but I would argue that this book is quite appropriate for readers of all ages. This is the fictional tale of the Bronte siblings, and before you ask, no you do not need to be familiar with any of the books written by Anne, Emily, Charlotte, or their brother Branwell. The book also features in context their sisters Maria and Elizabeth who passed away at a very young age, and their father.

This is a brilliant story about imagination. The children have discovered a way of entering the worlds they create in their writing, but not all of the children know how to enter. While young Charlotte and Branwell spend their hours building their worlds and acting out scenes with their created characters, Emily and Anne are left at home and only brought along occasionally. As you can imagine this spawns some jealousy and Emily sets out to find her own way in to her imagined world.

This story was so delightful in that the lives these children are living both in the real world and in their creations is beautifully etched out in detail for us by the author. What could be a very simple parson's home is actually rather filled with life and discovery; questions of morality and honesty, friendship and sibling rivalry. I was as wrapped up in this story as if I had been transported into the children's world along with them.

It was a breath-taking fictional, but emotional journey through the imagined childhood of these literary classical writers.

Full reviews available at: http://www.thebookendfamily.weebly.co...
 
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Living an isolated life in their strict father's parsonage out on the English moors, the Brontë siblings have always been inseparable, their vivid imaginations actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gonday, but when 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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