Young Adult Fiction Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
- Initial publish date
- Jun 2014
- Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Coming of Age
- Recommended Age
- 13 to 18
- Recommended Grade
- 8 to 12
- Publish Date
- Jun 2014
- List Price
Where to buy it
A STORM IS COMING
When she first moved to Japan, American Katie Greene had no idea she would get caught in a battle between the Japanese Mafia and the supernatural forces that have governed Japan for most of its history. Despite the danger, Katie is determined to stay put. Tomohiro, the guy's she fallen in love with, is strugglinghis connection to the ancient gods of Japan and his power to bring drawings to life have begun to spiral out of control.
When Tomo decides to stop drawing, the ink finds other ways to seep into his lifeblackouts, threatening messages and the appearance of unexplained sketches. In order to save themselves, Katie and Tomohiro must unravel the truth about Tomo's dark ancestry and confront one of the darkest gods in Japanese legend.
About the author
Amanda Sun was born in Deep River, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto. The Paper Gods series, which includes Ink, Rain, 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.
"The story is grounded by a vivid sense of place....The author...enrich[es] the story with cultural details that set it apart from run-of-the-mill paranormal romance." -School Library Journal
"The strong romance between the two main characters keeps the story moving. Fans of Ink will appreciate Rain and can look forward to a conclusion in the third novel." -VOYA
"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 on Ink
"The unique setting and observing how Katie learns to live in...foreign surroundings...make this story special." -VOYA on Ink
"An enjoyable peek at a world very different from America, yet inhabited by people whose hearts are utterly familiar." -Publishers Weekly on Ink