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Young Adult Fiction Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural

Ink

by (author) Amanda Sun

Publisher
Harlequin
Initial publish date
Jun 2013
Category
Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781460315231
    Publish Date
    Jun 2013
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780373210718
    Publish Date
    Jun 2013
    List Price
    $11.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12

Description

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.

About the author

Amanda Sun was born in Deep River, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto. The Paper Gods series, which includes InkRain, and Storm, was inspired by her time living in Osaka and traveling throughout Japan. She is an avid video gamer and cosplayer. Visit her on the web at www.amandasunbooks.com and on twitter @Amanda_Sun.

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Editorial Reviews

"Readers will come away more enlightened about contemporary Japanese high schools...an enjoyable peek at a world very different from America, yet inhabited by people whose hearts are utterly familiar." -Publishers Weekly

"The descriptions of life in Japan...create a strong sense of place, and set an exotic backdrop for this intriguing series opener by a debut author." -Booklist

"The unique setting and observing how Katie learns to live in...foreign surroundings...make this story special." -VOYA

"The work of a master storyteller." -Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Fey series

"A modern day fairytale." -Amber Benson of TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and author of the Calliope Reaper-Jones novels

"A captivating story of love, passion, and the choices people make to keep themselves safe." -Jodi Meadows, author of Incarnate and Asunder

"Ink is a book that you sit down to read when you have a spare few minutes and then you look up and hours have passed a completely captivating story." -Book Passage Bookstore

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