If you touch your skin with ink, the marks you make will appear on your soulmate's skin too. Those who have this power are known as the Inked. It can be beautiful or dangerous, and for twenty-year-old Archie, it's both.
She's an art student at a prestigious university in London, whose hobbies include procrastination, doodling and daydreaming about who's making the marks that appear on her arm, and what she'll say when she finally meets him. If she ever does.
Now that Inking is illegal, though, it's a risk even talking to him. She's not sure if she's willing to give up everything for a boy she's never met, but she knows that if she doesn't, she'll regret it for the rest of her life - however long that may be.
Love isn't a blessing, in this world. It's a curse. One that will likely get you killed. It's common knowledge that the Government will do almost anything to destroy it, along with anyone who falls victim to its spell, but exactly how far they will go remains a mystery. Until now.
Because they have secrets too.
In a world where your life is under such strict control, sometimes the only power you have is what makes you different. The thing that makes you a target can become your greatest weapon. You can be the hunter, or the hunted - it's up to you, but you have to choose, because you can't be both. You'd be surprised how quickly one beast's predator can become another's prey. And if death is what it takes to break them, you have to be willing to give it everything you've got.
[#13 in Science Fiction] [#26 in General Fiction]
[Note: this is not your average soulmate au.]
[This book has a very mild TW in place.]
[cover photo by Brandon Woelfel on twitter]
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