Friday, 19 July 2013

Review: INK, DNF'D

Author: Amanda Sun
Publication Date: July 5th, 2013
Source : Received a digital copy via Mira Ink, Harlequin (UK) Limited and Netgalley. (In exchange for an honest review. Thank you!) 

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.
190 Page Thought Review
I was so so looking forward to this one with such an interesting prose, and it could have been so great.
If it wasn't for the characters.
I have to say, I gave up half way through because I couldn't stand them any longer.