Black Inked Pearl: A Girl's Quest

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Black Inked Pearl: A Girl's Quest

by Ruth Finnegan

About this title: An epic romance about the naive Irish girl Kate and her mysterious lover, whom she rejects in panic and then spends her life seeking.

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Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Literary Titan, Jun 26, 2017
by LiteraryTitan

"An epic tale spun from erratic thoughts placed into text and delivered to the world. That is the sense that readers will get from Black Inked Pearl A Girl's Quest by Ruth Finnegan. Our protagonist, Kate, is searching for something. She is on a journey through years and lifetimes as she seeks out this piece that is required to complete her. We see this world through her eyes, her thoughts and her experiences. The tale is epic not only in page count, but in content as well. We know that Kate has lost something, that she is searching for this thing, but we don't know exactly what it is. We are left with speculation and can only turn the next page to find out if she has achieved her goal. With songs, poetry and influences of dreams long past, this tale is one that is begging to be heard.

The way this book is written, with its dream-like prose and fractured sentences, allows this epic fantasy novel to be told in a stream of consciousness style of writing. The thoughts are thrown at the reader: fast and unforgiving. At first glance, the reader may think that our protagonist, Kate, has simply gone mad and the first chapters are from her point of view. However, the entire book reads that way and, if you are not paying close attention, you may get lost. Readers are quickly taken from scene to scene and thought to thought with barely a lull. Perfect for readers who like to be fully engaged in a story.

The words are very beautiful. The poetry both original and borrowed lends a mystical air to the story. If you view the entire book as a sort of waking-dream, it begins to make sense. This writing style is wonderful for conveying emotions and we can get a better sense of how Kate is feeling as she continues her search. The blending of a warped reality with a warped sense of fantasy lends well to the thought of this being a dream-like state that Kate has found herself in.

A whirlwind of a read is what you'll find between the covers of Black Inked Pearl A Girl's Quest by Ruth Finnegan. The mystical sense of the book is intriguing. This is a book recommended to be finished in one sitting as you may find it hard to pull away. The dream-like madness that seems to grip the pages make for an exciting read, but this can also be overwhelming. This may be a book suited to seasoned readers who are looking for a dreamlike story of epic proportions."

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Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
The Hungry Monster Book Review, Apr 15, 2016
by Hungry Monster

"Black Inked Pearl: A Girl's Quest by Ruth Finnegan is a romance story following a young Irish woman, Kate who falls in love with a mysterious man. However, in a fit of panic and fear she quickly rejects him. She spends time reflecting on her upbringing, educational background and her successes in life. While doing so, she has a life changing epiphany that she had deeply loved the man she rejected years ago. Her search for this man takes her on a wild journey through the kingdom of Beast, Eden, and Hell where she struggles to rescue the man she unconditionally loves. After saving him from the depths of Hell, the two lovers walk toward Heaven, but as he walks past her through the gates they close behind him, leaving her. Now it is his turn to search for her, upon their way back to Heaven, the two find themselves in situations where Kate must again save her love. Once they reach the gates of Heaven, Kate finally comes to realize that her quest was not for the man she loved, but to find who she truly was.

Within this book Ruth Finnegan flawlessly blends poetry with prose that brings beauty and intrigue to the story. It takes rare and exceptional talent to blend the two genres together in a way that doesn't disrupt the story and Finnegan found that perfect balance. Finnegan expertly brings forth all of Kate's emotions throughout the story, it is almost unbelievable that this is her first novel. She has a writing style that is truly unique and cannot be compared to anything else I have read. Black Inked Pearl: A Girl's Quest does have a few Christian elements to its story although it didn't come across as overwhelming.

The novel is about love and romance, but it is also about life experiences that shape and mold the person we become. Finnegan presents this in a way that expands the mind; it makes the reader ponder their own life experiences and how those experiences affected their lives. One major theme is finding how to define yourself through yourself and not in terms of other people. While Kate may be rescuing her love throughout the novel, in reality she is actually beginning to save herself.

There are a few moments when Finnegan creates new words for her story, but they are easy to understand and read because she roots them in traditional Greek and Latin, much like actual words. Others have described the book as dream-like, and I would have to agree, she creates a story that has the atmosphere and tone of a dream-like state. In fact I was almost waiting for Kate to wake up and realize her journey was a dream. This novel is like no other novel in theme or writing style. Finnegan has successfully created something that is truly unique and a real treasure to read.

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The tops, Nov 20, 2015
by ruth murray

"Reviewed By Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite

In an inventive and intriguing read by debut author Ruth Finnegan, Black Inked Pearl: A Girl's Quest, readers will be treated to a work that will lead them across the world and even to the gates of heaven. Kate, our protagonist, is an Irish girl who's fallen in love with a mysterious man. She sends him away in a moment of fear, but almost immediately regrets this decision and starts a search for him. The story takes us through Kate's history in Ireland, in a convent school, and as a professional, but also, fantastically, all the way to the gates of heaven and back again, following a beetle as a guide. In dream-like and poetic prose, this novel is one that will stay with readers long after they have finished the last page.

Black Inked Pearl: A Girl's Quest was certainly nothing if not an engaging and interesting read, if at times a challenging one. It's not challenging in a bad way, but a good way, in that it will keep the reader thinking, feeling and experiencing what the author wants to convey to her readers. I recommend this book to readers who are looking for a read that will keep their minds working and those who want to come away with a thought provoking message. Written with a strong Christian bent, Black Inked Pearl: A Girl's Quest is certainly a worthwhile read, and author Ruth Finnegan is a newcomer to keep an eye on. Her unique style and voice will certainly not go undiscovered for long!"

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