Monday, 24 June 2013

Ink by Amanda Sun

Synopsis (from Goodreads

Pages: 377
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Released: 25th of June 2013
Other books in the series: SHADOW (optional prequel) 

On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.

What I Have To Say

I've been excited about this book since I first heard about it a year ago and it really didn't disappoint. I loved the entire premise and Amanda Sun's writing didn't let it down. She gave a beautiful and vivid picture of Japan and interwove the supernatural elements seamlessly, diving into so much of Japanese culture to do so. 

I loved the way Katie's character was built. She was so strong without being unbelievable and without possessing any powers of her own. In a genre filled by girls of superpowers (which I love, don't get me wrong) it was refreshing to see one who didn't, but is just as strong a person. 

 I also loved how her integration into Japan paralleled her journey of recovery from her mother's death. It made an easy progression into the story and dealt with Katie's emotional trauma without detracting from the story at all. 

In all, I really, really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next one in the series.    

1 comment:

  1. I'm really looking forward to this. I can't wait to learn more about the Japanese mythology.