Five Minute Friday: Ink by Amanda Sun



I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.

Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.

A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.

And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.

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.

*A very special thank you to Harlequin Teen and Amanda Sun for this lovely signed ARC I received at BEA.
**Thank you to for providing the cover photo and summary for this post.

What did I think?

This story is about Katie, who since the death of her mother is sent to live with her aunt in Japan. It’s here that she meets tough guy Tomoriho, but also learns a secret about him. Katie struggles with living in a new country and making friends.

I found some of this text difficult to read, mainly due to the Japanese vocabulary. Other than this, I truly enjoyed this story.


4 out of 5 kisses



Posted on June 28, 2013, in ARC, ARC Review, ARC Spotlight, BEA, Five Minute Friday, YA Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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