Thursday, 23 January 2014
Mini Review: Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting
Cupcakes and Ink is a very short story, 60 pages long, but it is meant as an introduction to Tenley and Hayden and shows us how they first met. Hayden is a tattooist and his aunt owns Serendipity, and also rented out an apartment to Tenley. Tenley is from out of town and moved to her new apartment to start a fresh.
The full story, Clipped Wings, is based off a Twilight fan fiction, which I have read and really enjoyed, so I do know the past of both of these characters, but that said I was very interested in seeing how this story had been changed to fit into a new market.
Tenley and Hayden are just as interesting and intriguing as I remember them to be, and Hayden's friends are a unique mix of characters that make the tattoo shop a fun place to be. I really enjoyed getting to see the tentative friendship build between Hayden and Tenley, and Cupcakes and Ink is a great starter to the main course.
Helena has done a good job at introducing the characters and building on the world in her books, I am looking forward to making a start on Clipped Wings very soon.