Along the Indigo

Along the Indigo

The town of Glory is famous for two things: businesses that front for seedy, if not illegal, enterprises and the suicides that happen along the Indigo River. Marsden is desperate to escape the ?bed-and-breakfast? where her mother works as a prostitute?and where her own fate has been decided?and she wants to give her little sister a better life. But escape means money, whic The town of Glory is famous for two things: businesses that front for seedy, if not illegal, enterprises and the ...

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Title:Along the Indigo
Author:Elsie Chapman
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Along the Indigo
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:392 pages pages

Along the Indigo Reviews

  • Laura
    Mar 14, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

  • Jessie
    Jun 04, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I picked up this book because it seemed like an atmospheric mystery featuring a protagonist of color. It definitely fulfills both of those promises, and Elsie Chapman is an acco...

    This book is totally unlike any other I've read. It had amazing atmosphere and such descriptive prose. I could almost smell the wild ginger of the covert or the low tide muck of the Indigo river. Marden's feelings of being trapped in the boardinghouse and that life felt palpable. I fou...

    Girl lives in a brothel with her younger sister and her mom. Her mom is a prostitute. The girl and her sister are not allowed to be in the dining area or anywhere where the customers are located. There is an area of woods called the covert where people go to commit suicide. The one gir...

    amazing book. i'm surprised this doesn't have more reviews on it but i can see it gaining popularity once people realize it's a gem. beautiful, atmospheric writing for a story that just sucks you in and characters you feel deeply about as it progresses one of the reviews on the back ...

    Very atmospheric. This is set in the present-ish, based on what's said about movies and music, but it doesn't feel much like the present. Sibling relationships are really key here -- Marsden and Wynn, Jude and Rigby. A couple of instances of "only friends." ...

  • Shenwei
    Jul 02, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

  • Brittany
    Feb 12, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

  • Diane
    Aug 17, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I picked up this book because it seemed like an atmospheric mystery featuring a protagonist of color. It definitely fulfills both of those promises, and Elsie Chapman is an acco...

    This book is totally unlike any other I've read. It had amazing atmosphere and such descriptive prose. I could almost smell the wild ginger of the covert or the low tide muck of the Indigo river. Marden's feelings of being trapped in the boardinghouse and that life felt palpable. I fou...

    Girl lives in a brothel with her younger sister and her mom. Her mom is a prostitute. The girl and her sister are not allowed to be in the dining area or anywhere where the customers are located. There is an area of woods called the covert where people go to commit suicide. The one gir...

    amazing book. i'm surprised this doesn't have more reviews on it but i can see it gaining popularity once people realize it's a gem. beautiful, atmospheric writing for a story that just sucks you in and characters you feel deeply about as it progresses one of the reviews on the back ...

    Very atmospheric. This is set in the present-ish, based on what's said about movies and music, but it doesn't feel much like the present. Sibling relationships are really key here -- Marsden and Wynn, Jude and Rigby. A couple of instances of "only friends." ...

    Although the big twist at the end somewhat redeems the story, it was mostly repetitive and far too drawn out. ...

    Great story of how life hits you between the eyes and how you can help others sort through it all. ...

  • Nikole Clow
    Mar 19, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

  • Maria Miaoulis
    Oct 27, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I picked up this book because it seemed like an atmospheric mystery featuring a protagonist of color. It definitely fulfills both of those promises, and Elsie Chapman is an acco...

    This book is totally unlike any other I've read. It had amazing atmosphere and such descriptive prose. I could almost smell the wild ginger of the covert or the low tide muck of the Indigo river. Marden's feelings of being trapped in the boardinghouse and that life felt palpable. I fou...

    Girl lives in a brothel with her younger sister and her mom. Her mom is a prostitute. The girl and her sister are not allowed to be in the dining area or anywhere where the customers are located. There is an area of woods called the covert where people go to commit suicide. The one gir...

    amazing book. i'm surprised this doesn't have more reviews on it but i can see it gaining popularity once people realize it's a gem. beautiful, atmospheric writing for a story that just sucks you in and characters you feel deeply about as it progresses one of the reviews on the back ...

    Very atmospheric. This is set in the present-ish, based on what's said about movies and music, but it doesn't feel much like the present. Sibling relationships are really key here -- Marsden and Wynn, Jude and Rigby. A couple of instances of "only friends." ...

    Although the big twist at the end somewhat redeems the story, it was mostly repetitive and far too drawn out. ...

  • Aditi ~ •A Thousand Words A Million Books
    Apr 07, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

  • Lucy
    Jul 23, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I picked up this book because it seemed like an atmospheric mystery featuring a protagonist of color. It definitely fulfills both of those promises, and Elsie Chapman is an acco...

    This book is totally unlike any other I've read. It had amazing atmosphere and such descriptive prose. I could almost smell the wild ginger of the covert or the low tide muck of the Indigo river. Marden's feelings of being trapped in the boardinghouse and that life felt palpable. I fou...

    Girl lives in a brothel with her younger sister and her mom. Her mom is a prostitute. The girl and her sister are not allowed to be in the dining area or anywhere where the customers are located. There is an area of woods called the covert where people go to commit suicide. The one gir...

    amazing book. i'm surprised this doesn't have more reviews on it but i can see it gaining popularity once people realize it's a gem. beautiful, atmospheric writing for a story that just sucks you in and characters you feel deeply about as it progresses one of the reviews on the back ...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Mar 08, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

  • Katie Carroll
    Jan 24, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

  • Michelle
    Oct 27, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I picked up this book because it seemed like an atmospheric mystery featuring a protagonist of color. It definitely fulfills both of those promises, and Elsie Chapman is an acco...

    This book is totally unlike any other I've read. It had amazing atmosphere and such descriptive prose. I could almost smell the wild ginger of the covert or the low tide muck of the Indigo river. Marden's feelings of being trapped in the boardinghouse and that life felt palpable. I fou...

    Girl lives in a brothel with her younger sister and her mom. Her mom is a prostitute. The girl and her sister are not allowed to be in the dining area or anywhere where the customers are located. There is an area of woods called the covert where people go to commit suicide. The one gir...

  • Leonie Byrne
    Dec 10, 2017

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

  • American Mensa
    Apr 03, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

  • K.S. Marsden
    Mar 03, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

  • Bunni
    May 15, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I picked up this book because it seemed like an atmospheric mystery featuring a protagonist of color. It definitely fulfills both of those promises, and Elsie Chapman is an acco...

    This book is totally unlike any other I've read. It had amazing atmosphere and such descriptive prose. I could almost smell the wild ginger of the covert or the low tide muck of the Indigo river. Marden's feelings of being trapped in the boardinghouse and that life felt palpable. I fou...

    Girl lives in a brothel with her younger sister and her mom. Her mom is a prostitute. The girl and her sister are not allowed to be in the dining area or anywhere where the customers are located. There is an area of woods called the covert where people go to commit suicide. The one gir...

    amazing book. i'm surprised this doesn't have more reviews on it but i can see it gaining popularity once people realize it's a gem. beautiful, atmospheric writing for a story that just sucks you in and characters you feel deeply about as it progresses one of the reviews on the back ...

    Very atmospheric. This is set in the present-ish, based on what's said about movies and music, but it doesn't feel much like the present. Sibling relationships are really key here -- Marsden and Wynn, Jude and Rigby. A couple of instances of "only friends." ...

    Although the big twist at the end somewhat redeems the story, it was mostly repetitive and far too drawn out. ...

    Great story of how life hits you between the eyes and how you can help others sort through it all. ...

    3.5 Very well imagined setting with an interesting, fast-paced plot. A bit creepy, and I was confused as to why the main character could sort of but not really talk to the dead. Fun romance element. ...

    This is a slow burn book and it was so good??? Jude and Mars were such a cute couple. I really want a sequel but I feel as if it might ruin it?? ...

    Great read. Awesome plot. Not what I expected but better ...

    It was good but a little slow, especially towards the end. I didn?t buy washington as the setting; it seemed more southern. And no one OUT WEST says out east. It?s always BACK east. ...

  • Naomi Smart
    May 09, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I picked up this book because it seemed like an atmospheric mystery featuring a protagonist of color. It definitely fulfills both of those promises, and Elsie Chapman is an acco...

    This book is totally unlike any other I've read. It had amazing atmosphere and such descriptive prose. I could almost smell the wild ginger of the covert or the low tide muck of the Indigo river. Marden's feelings of being trapped in the boardinghouse and that life felt palpable. I fou...

    Girl lives in a brothel with her younger sister and her mom. Her mom is a prostitute. The girl and her sister are not allowed to be in the dining area or anywhere where the customers are located. There is an area of woods called the covert where people go to commit suicide. The one gir...

    amazing book. i'm surprised this doesn't have more reviews on it but i can see it gaining popularity once people realize it's a gem. beautiful, atmospheric writing for a story that just sucks you in and characters you feel deeply about as it progresses one of the reviews on the back ...

    Very atmospheric. This is set in the present-ish, based on what's said about movies and music, but it doesn't feel much like the present. Sibling relationships are really key here -- Marsden and Wynn, Jude and Rigby. A couple of instances of "only friends." ...

    Although the big twist at the end somewhat redeems the story, it was mostly repetitive and far too drawn out. ...

    Great story of how life hits you between the eyes and how you can help others sort through it all. ...

    3.5 Very well imagined setting with an interesting, fast-paced plot. A bit creepy, and I was confused as to why the main character could sort of but not really talk to the dead. Fun romance element. ...

    This is a slow burn book and it was so good??? Jude and Mars were such a cute couple. I really want a sequel but I feel as if it might ruin it?? ...

    Great read. Awesome plot. Not what I expected but better ...

  • Danielle
    Feb 12, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I picked up this book because it seemed like an atmospheric mystery featuring a protagonist of color. It definitely fulfills both of those promises, and Elsie Chapman is an acco...

  • Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)
    Mar 25, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

  • Price Girls
    May 29, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

  • Shanti
    Jun 29, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

  • Farhina ↯↯ The Wanderer Of Inked Adventures
    Feb 15, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

  • Ari Tinius
    Mar 06, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I picked up this book because it seemed like an atmospheric mystery featuring a protagonist of color. It definitely fulfills both of those promises, and Elsie Chapman is an acco...

    This book is totally unlike any other I've read. It had amazing atmosphere and such descriptive prose. I could almost smell the wild ginger of the covert or the low tide muck of the Indigo river. Marden's feelings of being trapped in the boardinghouse and that life felt palpable. I fou...

    Girl lives in a brothel with her younger sister and her mom. Her mom is a prostitute. The girl and her sister are not allowed to be in the dining area or anywhere where the customers are located. There is an area of woods called the covert where people go to commit suicide. The one gir...

    amazing book. i'm surprised this doesn't have more reviews on it but i can see it gaining popularity once people realize it's a gem. beautiful, atmospheric writing for a story that just sucks you in and characters you feel deeply about as it progresses one of the reviews on the back ...

    Very atmospheric. This is set in the present-ish, based on what's said about movies and music, but it doesn't feel much like the present. Sibling relationships are really key here -- Marsden and Wynn, Jude and Rigby. A couple of instances of "only friends." ...

    Although the big twist at the end somewhat redeems the story, it was mostly repetitive and far too drawn out. ...

    Great story of how life hits you between the eyes and how you can help others sort through it all. ...

    3.5 Very well imagined setting with an interesting, fast-paced plot. A bit creepy, and I was confused as to why the main character could sort of but not really talk to the dead. Fun romance element. ...

    This is a slow burn book and it was so good??? Jude and Mars were such a cute couple. I really want a sequel but I feel as if it might ruin it?? ...

  • Johnny (Aurora Sights)
    Dec 22, 2017

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

  • JenacideByBibliophile
    Apr 25, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

  • Katie B
    Feb 11, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

  • K.A. Wiggins
    Mar 20, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

  • Teenreadsdotcom
    May 31, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

  • Sarah
    Jun 13, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I picked up this book because it seemed like an atmospheric mystery featuring a protagonist of color. It definitely fulfills both of those promises, and Elsie Chapman is an acco...

    This book is totally unlike any other I've read. It had amazing atmosphere and such descriptive prose. I could almost smell the wild ginger of the covert or the low tide muck of the Indigo river. Marden's feelings of being trapped in the boardinghouse and that life felt palpable. I fou...

    Girl lives in a brothel with her younger sister and her mom. Her mom is a prostitute. The girl and her sister are not allowed to be in the dining area or anywhere where the customers are located. There is an area of woods called the covert where people go to commit suicide. The one gir...

    amazing book. i'm surprised this doesn't have more reviews on it but i can see it gaining popularity once people realize it's a gem. beautiful, atmospheric writing for a story that just sucks you in and characters you feel deeply about as it progresses one of the reviews on the back ...

    Very atmospheric. This is set in the present-ish, based on what's said about movies and music, but it doesn't feel much like the present. Sibling relationships are really key here -- Marsden and Wynn, Jude and Rigby. A couple of instances of "only friends." ...

    Although the big twist at the end somewhat redeems the story, it was mostly repetitive and far too drawn out. ...

    Great story of how life hits you between the eyes and how you can help others sort through it all. ...

    3.5 Very well imagined setting with an interesting, fast-paced plot. A bit creepy, and I was confused as to why the main character could sort of but not really talk to the dead. Fun romance element. ...

  • Stacie
    Nov 01, 2018

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, ABRAMS Kids, via NetGalley for an honest review. Genre: YA/Teen, Fiction Opinion: Hookers, suicide, and skimming?oh my! Along the Indigo: A tale so doused in grittiness, it almost feels lighthearted. A book set ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This is another book with some elements that were definitely hits, and some that weren't. This one also deals with a young woman who is searching to uncover some answers ab...

    Marsden wants nothing more than to escape the small town of Glory, with all its ghosts, and dead-end future. Until she meets the brother of a suicide victim, and starts to ask the right questions. I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was initi...

    "I think we forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you'd never stop being sad" This book has some dark and mature themes. Brothels, prostitute and suicide being the most dominant ones. It also talks about racism. So you will have to...

    Disclaimer: Reviewing pre-publication proof via NetGalley I loved this. Vivid, strong character writing and a fully fleshed-out sense of place from the first page made this an engaging story, and the dark fantasy/paranormal elements, while light, tinted the story with a deliciously ...

    Disclaimer: An ARC was provided via Abrams YA Books and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are however my own. ?We forget for a reason. If you remembered every single bad thing that ever happened to you, you?d...

    3.5 atmospheric and gut wrenching but also a bit slow I have issues with the unnuanced way sex workers were portrayed tbh. ...

    Technically 2.5 stars. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hate leaving bad reviews, and this review is not necessarily bad, it?s just not good either. I loved Elsie Chapman?s previous novels, Dualed and Divided, so I was ...

    Sadly, one-note characters and a predictable plot meant this book wasn't as wonderful as it could have been. There was promise in the setting - a town in a bend in the river, with a haunted plot where people commit suicide - but somehow it just never blooms the way it could. Marsden's ...

    Marsden and her young sister are stuck living at the inn/brothel where their mother works. It's next to the infamous property owned by Mardsen's family, cursed by the evil actions of her ancestor and now a place where people come to commit suicide. And where Marsden skims the dead bodi...

    ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman looks into the life of Marsden, the daughter of a prostitute living in a bleak town famous for suicides and criminal activity. Faced with the nonexistent prospects for a bright future in the ironically named town of Glory, the novel opens with Marsden ...

    This book was not what I expectd. I guess I vaguely skimmed the synopsis when it came out, then placed a hold on it and got it some weeks later, then didn't read it, then waited weeks more for my hold to come through and finaaaaaallly read it a few weeks ago. Anyway, it turns out that ...

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 'Along The Indigo' by Elsie Chapman is a thought provoking beauty. Synopsis: Marsden lives in a town called Glory. She lives with her younger sister in a whore house that fronts as a B&B...

    Actual Rating 2.5 Stars AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received an ARC from Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I AM HONESTLY SO CONFUSED ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY DIFFER...

    Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman is a haunting standalone story of about 400 pages/47 chapters. The book is for a more mature audience, with prostitution being a large part of the story. The book?s main character is Marsden Eldridge, a sixteen year old girl with too much to hide and...

    Along the Indigo is not a thrilling read, nor is it heart pounding, rather its a novel that slowly builds like the heat of a lazy summer day until you are wrapped in it, and once it is finished you are left with the impression of satisfaction and the warmth that comes of knowing you ju...

    Thank you Netgalley, Elsie Chapman and the publisher for my ARC of Along the Indigo. Marsden lives in a small town called Glory, in America. Her whole life has seen her ostracised from the rest of the town, thanks to her Asian heritage, her father's accidental death which everyone thin...

    3.5 stars Marsden longs for the day when she finally has enough money to escape the town of Glory with her little sister, Wynn. She wants nothing more than to give her sister a better life than growing up at a "bed and breakfast" where her mother works as a prostitute. There is a hi...

    *This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I feel like this book took a while to get started. It seemed like the main character kept repeating how terrible their town was, that suicides happened frequently, and that she wanted to keep her...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I picked up this book because it seemed like an atmospheric mystery featuring a protagonist of color. It definitely fulfills both of those promises, and Elsie Chapman is an acco...

    This book is totally unlike any other I've read. It had amazing atmosphere and such descriptive prose. I could almost smell the wild ginger of the covert or the low tide muck of the Indigo river. Marden's feelings of being trapped in the boardinghouse and that life felt palpable. I fou...