Hello hello! Another book review for you today. Though today’s book review is a book that I happened to stumble upon and pretty much dove into reading it straight away. Why? Two words!!: Magical Tattoos. Yep! I said it, Magical Tattoos. I LOVE the thought of magical tattoos appearing and getting to know why these tattoos appeared/formed, what they mean. And the magical element to it?! Yes please!!!
Here is my book review of Imprinted Tattoos, by Nikita Parmenter.
Imprinted Tattoos is the first book in The Lost One’s series. As of right now there are apparently a total of 3 books out. I have no idea if there are going to be any more (but I hope there are???).
Trigger Warnings: Abuse, Parental Abuse (abusive mom), fighting, blood, gore, torture / mention, gun violence (& more that I cannot remember)
Crazy Psycho Ex? Check.
Massive Imprint Tattoo appearing and taking my total up to three now? Check.
Five deliciously gorgeous new guys at school and secrets galore? Check.
I have a feeling everything is about to change.
Sage is just done, done with the abuse that her mother puts her through daily, done with always being so alone and done with being one of the youngest humans to get an Imprint Tattoo. Only a small percentage of the human population over the age of eighteen ever receive one and they only appear when a soul changing event happens in that person’s life. Sage’s first one showed up when she was nine, yey for being weird.
She’s been fighting for so damn long and she’s just tired of it all. when she’s almost fully given up, hope comes in the arrival of five new guys at her crappy high school, the guys are shrouded in secrets but it’s not like she’s being completely honest with them either.
If Sage doesn’t let her fear control her, then she has the chance to be a part of something amazing but fate throws them all a curve ball when they realize that their lives are more intertwined than any of them could’ve imagined and as secrets about her past come to light and her psycho ex makes a reappearance she can’t help but find comfort in the five guys who give her hope.
This is a slow/ medium burn paranormal Reverse Harem.
Warnings: please be advised that this book contains dark themes, including abuse, memories of abuse from when she was a child, violence and cursing. Additionally, sexual themes suitable for mature audiences 18+.
All sex is consensual.
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
One thing that I loved about Imprinted Tattoos (and the author) was that there are Trigger Warnings in the synopsis of her book!!! I love love love that. Authors who are considerate of their readers (in understanding that their readers may or may not be triggered by certain scenes.. A++ for you, Nikita) are surely becoming the authors that I’d more than likely revisit.
I’m going to be completely candid and say that I only started reading Imprinted Tattoos precisely because of the magical tattoos element to the story. Yet what I received was much more than that. …And I’m so freaking happy about that!
Our main character is 18 years old, named Sage (what a cool name), and as we read and see she’s close to her breaking point. She’s being abused daily by her mother and oof. I want to dive into the book and give her mother her own medicine, gaaaaah *screams into the void.*
Diving into the book I was surprised at how fast I became attached to the characters: Sage most especially, but also a few others.
Throughout Imprinted Tattoos we see Sage grow exponentially. Physically, mentally, emotionally. You name it, Sage grew and I’m so happy? It’s like Sage is my bestfriend and I’m seeing her first hand grow into the person she can only be. You can’t see me, but I’m doing a little happy dance in my chair, haha.
One of the ways that she grew (in which I really enjoyed seeing) was Sage trusting absolutely no one, to trusting those closest to her and a few others.
All in all Imprinted Tattoos blew me away. Like, I’m freaking giddy just thinking about this first book and what happened. I kinda want to re-read it ASAP. So much so that I have butterflies in my stomach??? Ha! xD
When I initially read Imprinted Tattoos books 2 & 3 weren’t out yet, so I wrote down that I absolutely wanted to read the rest of the series. And I think I’m going to do just that!
I gave (and still give) Imprinted Tattoos 5 stars.
Have you read Imprinted Tattoos, or any other book where there were magical tattoos involved? I am an absolute sucker for magical tattoo stories, so if you have any recommendations send them in!!!!!
Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Reading!