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"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]
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, c2013.
ISBN: 9780373210718
Characteristics: 369 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.


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Dec 19, 2015

I enjoyed this YA book about an American girl who moves to Japan and encounters a kami, the yakuza, and the dangerous world of high school. It was like reading a shoujo manga in book form. It would be very cool to see this as a movie or in manga form because sometimes I had a hard time picturing what was happening. I will probably read the rest of the series to find out what happens. Recommended for teens.

Dec 02, 2015

Great book!!!
although tomo got his girlfriend pregnant kinda gross out but heh cool book :D
very hard to put down once you get to chapter 2 its so good!!!


Aug 05, 2015

Yeh t-t no spoilers :oo?

Apr 22, 2015

SUPER DUPER great book!
Could NOT put it down:)

Mar 24, 2015

A great read that is addicting and leads to the complications of moving and death. Looking forward to the future books.

Sep 27, 2014

“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

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.


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

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

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

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Apr 29, 2017

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Dec 02, 2015

Ihascupcake thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 13


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