Indelible - Dawn Metcalf *Genre* Young Adult*Rating* 3.0*My Thoughts*Indelible is the story about a 16 year old girl named Joy Malone who ends up being stabbed in the eye by mystery boy with all black eyes. After her encounter with the mysterious boy, she's exposed to a whole new magical world that she didn't know existed. Upon being released from the hospital, she becomes aware that the boy’s name is Indelible Ink and that he has a sister named Invisible Ink. We then learn that Ink is a sort of scribe for the Twixt world and is responsible for receiving messages from other beings of his world, marking humans with an ink to signify ownership.Indelible is obviously the first book of the series, so, it will be interesting to see in what direction the next book goes. In my opinion, the last part of this book was by far the most entertaining and saved this from being rated even lower. The world of Indelible is different in that there are no vampires or werewolves, but there are a bunch of new characters that may or may not appear in Fey folklore.One of the most obvious glaring negatives I have for this book is the lack of parental participation, or abandonment. I do have a problem with parents abandoning kids no matter what the genre it may be. I'm still coming to terms with the whole idea of forgive and forget when someone walks out the door to be with someone new and leaves the family unit in shambles.Letters and phone calls don't justify breaking up a family unit. I respected Joy right up until the very end when she said that it was too late to forgive her mother for her actions and that the past should remain in the past and she needs to move on with her own life. If her mother was dissatisfied with her marriage, then why did she have children in the first place? Cheaters, to me, are right up there with rapists and pedophiles as the crème of hell's denizens. I see this situation on TV all the time and it absolutely disgusts me that Hollywood thinks we are a bunch of freaking morons who condone this sort of abhorrent behavior. Even the nightly news has stories about mothers who abandoned the family and moved thousands of miles away because their careers or searching for a new life is more important than their children. This country wouldn't know what moral responsibilities are if it bit them right in the ass.Indelible is a unique story and the connection between the characters makes for an interesting dynamic. I think that another positive for me was that there was no insta-lust or 3 way love triangles which I loathe. *Recvd via Netgalley 06/30/2013* Expected publication: July 30th 2013 by Harlequin Teen