Ink and Ivy is a quiet contemporary which thoughtfully explores having the courage to become the person you were meant to be. When Ivy meets Julian unexpectedly in an antique store, she begins to see herself in a new light—quite different from the one her parents have always imagined for her. Martin tackles Ivy’s journey of self-exploration with a tender hand, to include careful plotting and all the emotions you’d expect in a character-driven narrative of this kind. The ending is satisfying, but I was honestly disappointed when it came to an end. I would definitely read a follow-up to this offering.
Highly recommend for anyone looking for a well-written and uplifting coming of age narrative.