Ink Exchange got off to a great start. The story line was fresh and different from many of the other faerie stories out there. However, the story was really too dark for me. I guess I was looking for a nice lighthearted story with a happily ever after ending, and this was not that. Overall I liked the book, but I would have to say it was not my favorite. I really liked the first book in the series (Wicked Lovely) much better.