Sun, Amanda

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
"Ink is in their blood. On the heels of a family tragedy, Katie Greene must 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. When Katie meets aloof but gorgeous Tomohiro, the star of the school's kendo team, she is intrigued by him...and a little scared. His tough attitude seems meant to keep her at a distance, and when they're near each other, strange things happen. Pens explode. Ink drips from nowhere. And unless Katie is seeing things, drawings come to life. Somehow Tomo is connected to the kami, powerful ancient beings who once ruled Japan--and as feelings develop between Katie and Tomo, things begin to spiral out of control. The wrong people are starting to ask questions, and if they discover the truth, no one will be safe."--Cover, P.[2]

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Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, c2013
ISBN: 037321071X
Characteristics: 369 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm


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“Ink” follows the life of Katie Green, a high school student who has recently moved to Japan to live with her Aunt Diane. Katie is somewhat troubled, as she must deal with the news of her grandfather’s cancer, as well as learning a new language while still trying to achieve high grades. Everything is soon not as it seems, as Katie befriends a strange boy named Tomohiro. Tomohiro likes to draw, but his drawings come to life, and as Katie and his relationship escalates, his drawings become more and more deadly. The Japanese mafia is quickly involved, and Katie and Tomohiro are caught up in a battle as old as Japan itself.
This novel can be described as a fantasy/romance novel and is the first book in ‘The Paper Gods’ series. The characters are interesting for the most part, though Katie is very bitter at times. The setting is pleasant, as the author highly describes the beauty of Shizuoka City, in Japan. “Ink” has an entertaining plot that will keep readers interested, though the novel itself begins off shaky and slow. It does take some time for “Ink” to warm up to itself and get moving, though when the action does start, the novel and writing are considerably more confident and engaging.
Overall “Ink” is an alright novel. The author of this review does recommend it, and believes the novel to be suitable for ages twelve and up. One of the more interesting aspects of “Ink” is that it contains many Japanese phrases and words, which allows readers to possibly pick up on an interesting new language.

Aug 08, 2014
  • oliviaventing rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I really wanted to love this book, the setting was great, but it was overall disappointing. The lead was very much a manic pixie dream girl, boys fawn over her and she has no apparent flaws. The plot left a lot to be desired. In terms of the actually design of the book, I thought it was great. The watercolour cover and the ink drawings are beautiful, worth getting just for the jacket design.

Jul 10, 2014
  • MARITZA RIVERA rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Love the art, love that its about the japanese culture and set in Japan. I love Japan. I love that she decribed the scenery. The main character was a little annoying at times but towards the end she was getting brave. 4.5 Stars

Jun 01, 2014
  • smilygirl97 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Truly a breathtaking and wonderful story that brings to life the beautiful country of Japan in the midst of a compellingly dark plot and gorgeous characters.

Jan 23, 2014
  • re_discover rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

One of the few books I stopped reading. The plot line just didn't make sense.

Dec 18, 2013
  • Green_Jaguar_44 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is great. The unique story paired with the Japanese background makes it a great read. I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a different book with a bit of action mystery, and even a little bit of romance. Try this book. It is a totally different kind than any I have ever read.

"After moving from New York to Shizuoka, Japan, 16-year-old Katie meets Tomohiro, a brooding senior with a nasty reputation - and the incredible ability to make his drawings come to life. Tomo's mysterious power turns dangerous when Katie is around, however, and soon their already risky attraction is complicated by forces both human (the Japanese mafia) and supernatural (the Kami, ancient Shinto gods). The high-intensity turmoil of Katie and Tomo's relationship will appeal to fans of shojo manga or paranormal romance, and the imaginative, suspenseful story will leave readers desperate for the next book in this new series." September 2013 Teen Scene newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=672506


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Jan 05, 2014
  • JenniferLopez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

After her mothers death, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world to Japan. Katie feels lost and alone. She doesn’t know the language and can barely hold a pair of chopsticks.Then she meets Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team and the most arrogant and cruel person she has ever met. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, the only thing she wants to do is uncover his secret.


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