Goodreads Monday: Worlds of Ink and Shadow

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s been hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, but I’m not sure if that blog is active anymore. Please enjoy this preview of what I want to read in the future!


Worlds of Ink and Shadow
by Lena Coakley
Historical Fantasy
342 pages
Published January, 2016, by Harper Collins

From Goodreads: Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go.

Gorgeously written and based on the Brontës’ juvenilia, Worlds of Ink & Shadow brings to life one of history’s most celebrated literary families.


I haven’t read all of the Brontë sisters’ books, but I have enjoyed what I’ve read so far, and their real story is weird and fascinating. Who would have thought that three sisters from the desolate reaches of northern England would have all had the talent and skill to write classic books that have become immortal? And who knows what their brother Branwell could have done if he hadn’t succumbed to addiction? The Brontës are so interesting, so I’m intrigued by this fantastical take on their lives.

3 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: Worlds of Ink and Shadow

  1. I’ve read Jane Eyre (one of my favorite books ever!) and Wuthering Heights, and I prefer Jane Eyre by far. It probably would have helped if I’d heard that Wuthering Heights is more of a revenge story than a love story.

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