Saturday, August 17, 2013

Book Review

Review: Ink By Amanda Sun

Title: Ink
Author: Amanda Sun
Series: Paper Gods
Book #: 1
Pages: 362
Book Rating:.7
Goodreads Rating: 3.62
Published: June 25th 2013

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.

Okey so seriously guys did any of you thought of this while reading Ink?
Cause that's what ran through my mind all the time I read a part where Tomo brought a drawing to life. 

Anyways going back to the book *sigh* I don't know how I feel about it. I did like it but I had such a hard time reading it. My biggest problem was Katie, she was so creepy going around stalking Tomo! I couldn't believe how obsessed she was with him. We get it Tomo looked mysterious but you don't start stalking people because you want to find their inner most dark secret! 

And then another problem I had with the book was that sometimes Katie said or thought stupid things. She could have been a great character, but she sometimes did stupid stuff that left me thinking if I was her I would never do that! And because of this she sometimes came off as a Mary Sue. 

I am sorry to say this but I felt I was reading Twilight all over again!
And for those who don't agree let's see...
-Obsessive,stalker-ish, person who falls in love: Katie. Check.
-Dangerous boy who warns the girl to stay away: Tomo. Check.
-Girl who has no sense of self-preservation: Check.
-Friends who only appear to tell the girl to stay away from the bad guy: Check.
-Third boy who falls for the girl, but the girl completely ignores him because she is to busy drooling over the dangerous boy: Check.
And I could continue on and on but let's not waste too much time in that.

Don't get me wrong I loved how the author made me feel like I have been transported to Japan. I learned a lot about Japan and it's culture (and some words too!). Another thing that I loved was the illustrations, even though there were not many of them, the few that were there were amazing! Anyways the book could have been great but it went down the road of the old YA book cliché. The ending did left me wanting to read the next book of Paper Gods. So will see if the next book is better. 

1 comment:

  1. Reading the synopsis, I thought "Hmm, good plot", but then I read your review (which cracked me up at times, by the way) and now I have mixed feelings regarding this book.

    Mada Sch @ Confiture de rêves.