Review: I was so disappointed by this book, I had really high hopes that the author would be able to make the story and characters so much more in this second book. But it seems sadly no, that did not at all happen. The book turned out so lame.
The plot of the whole series is really interesting but just not well used or wrote. The whole time I was reading this book I could only think about the worst villain in the whole thing was the pregnant teenager who could not stop being awful and we really did not find out what had happen to her to make her that way. The only real thing I got about her was she might have gotten pregnant to get Tomohiro’s attention ( this is just my thoughts, most likely she did not do, just acted like) and made me want to smack her. Everything else of the story was very much lacking in grabbing and holding on to my interest. I don’t think I will be continuing this series because I would not like to be let down even more from the last book that these first two books have done.
1 out of 5 stars.
304 pages. ARC.
Young Adult. Romance. Fantasy. Japan. Magic. Mythology.
Published by Harlequin Teen.
Summary: American Katie Green has decided to stay in Japan. She’s started to build a life in the city of Shizuoka, and she can’t imagine leaving behind her friends, her aunt and especially Tomohiro, the guy she’s fallen in love with. But her return is not as simple as she thought. She’s flunking out of Japanese school and committing cultural faux pas wherever she goes. Tomohiro is also struggling—as a Kami, his 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 life—blackouts, threatening messages and the appearance of unexplained sketches. Unsure how to help Tomo, Katie turns to an unexpected source for help—Jun, her former friend and a Kami with an agenda of his own. But is Jun really the ally he claims to be? In order to save themselves, Katie and Tomohiro must unravel the truth about Tomo’s dark ancestry, as well as Katie’s, and confront one of the darkest gods in Japanese legend.
-Summary from GoodReads.com