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[PDF] Ink | by ↠ Amanda Sun [PDF] Ink | by ↠ Amanda Sun - Ink, Ink 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

  • Title: Ink
  • Author: Amanda Sun
  • ISBN: 9781743562710
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Ink | by ↠ Amanda Sun, Ink, Amanda Sun, Ink 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 TomohirOn the heels of a family


[PDF] Ink | by ↠ Amanda Sun [PDF] Ink | by ↠ Amanda Sun - Ink, Ink 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 Ink

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  1. This book broke my heart Not in the way you might think, though.I ve become very familiar with a certain concept that much of YA has been using lately The same concept that I discussed in my review of Reboot by Amy Tintera It s when a book takes a gimmick a brilliant concept, an intriguing setting, etc and still follows the basic YA formula, riddled with cliches like Outcast, ordinary heroine who might actually not be ordinary at all and have something to do with the supernatural aspect, thus ma [...]

  2. Completely LOVED this book If you ve ever watched a Japanese drama, you know exactly what to expect Cute bad boys, a gutsy girl, silly friends, and DRAMA Throw in a paranormal twist and you ve got a blockbuster It was so authentic too, this author obviously lived and breathed in Japan and it shows Everything was meticulously researched down to the food, kendo, the customs, the language, how real Japanese teens talk everything It made me miss my Japanese classes so much to read about how these th [...]

  3. I can t believe I have it in me to hate a fictional character s actions this much.I know a lot of people are super excited about this book.I m here to help you with that problem.Ok, so you re a white girl in Asia Your mom has died, you re living with your hip aunt who teaches English in a medium small Japanese city You re making a few friends, sloshing your way through homework when BAMB Your obligatory love interest suddenly enters the picture Will he be cool Will he be funny How do you think y [...]

  4. Very slight spoilers ahead Careful A little while ago, forsaking my credit card bill, and the fact that I work 25 hours a week at minimum waaaahhhhhhhggUgh, I should just stop In the last six months or so I began throwing handfuls of copper coins at things like potato scones and cigarettes and 40 Ryanair flights to mystery destinations The absolute best thing about Ryanair is that it is SO janky and SO cheap and you never know quite where you re going, you just know you re getting on whatever fl [...]

  5. Beautiful.even beautifuli m crying now.g.Tomo Excuse me for a moment as I squeal my lungs out This book was awe inspiring, awesome, funny, you name it Ink stars a foreign girl named Katie who moves to Japan There, she tries to fit in with her surroundings, whether it s actions, language or people And that s where we bring in Tomohiro Katie finds him fighting with someone and decides to follow him once school has let out But, instead of discovering why he s so mysterious, she gives him a full vi [...]

  6. I ve been really wondering if I read the right book or if I somehow got sent a different book on accident It s seems like the most logical explanation for this failure I read The real INK just can t be this bad, right right The reason INK was so bad was because it was so average There wasn t anything unique about it other than the premise of paper gods It s a very standard YA paranormal romance that deviates very little from the set of rules that much of the genre follows Y know, this stuff some [...]

  7. Roughly fifteen or ten years ago, an entire generation of youngsters discovered that cartoons and comics from Japan were the new thing to go crazy over, thanks to various TV networks running anime throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, and the Pok mon boom in 1997 certainly didn t hinder it any I know I was there.That generation has now grown up, and with it, I suppose we can expect to see some of these super fans of anime and manga growing up into writers We re already seeing P2P fan fiction, af [...]

  8. I actually thought it was illegal for a novel with a cover this good to be so painful Illegal But when I checked with my lawyer, she said I should get out unless I was going to pay her and I am definitely not going to pay her Pfft So I m still not sure about that But what I am sure about is that Amanda Sun has a lot of potential as a writer, even if this book was a painful mess for me I know that doesn t seem to make sense Even I can t explain it.It s redeeming feature is that, once the relation [...]

  9. This started out as a pretty good book I liked the setting, I love Japanese culture and yes I watch J and K dramas so I was hoping this one will shape out as one of them But cooler Don t judge me The author did a very good job with the feel of the culture and people At least at the beginning of the book I wanted to have a better description of the city, though I didn t manage to form an image for it in my mind and it kind of frustrated me, among other things that I will mention as we go on.As I [...]

  10. I am not going to lie, Ink may as well be the one of the best debut titles of 2013, if not the very best It has everything, EVERYTHING I didn t know I was looking for so badly Mixing the old with the new, Ink gives us the dangerous heart stopping tale we always crave in a completely new setting that involves paper gods, kendo clubs, and sizzling Japanese style romance.Katie lost her mother, and soon after her homeland With her grandfather battling cancer Katie has no choice but to move in with h [...]

  11. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review This did not alter my thoughts in any way.Disclaimer This can be very rant y And maybe a little spoiler y.Like a lot of people out there, I love Japanese culture I ve read a LOT of mangas, edited and translated a few, have my own scanlation group, watched a lot of JDramas, sang so many of their songs, watched animes ONE PIECE FTW FOLKS , etc etc I mean, I m far from being the ultimate otaku, but there was a point in my life that I listened, wa [...]

  12. 2 starsIt is with a heavy heart that I sit down to write this review You see, Ink was my most highly anticipated debut In fact, it was one of my most highly anticipated 2013 releases A book, set in Japan, about a fantasy world where ink drawings come to life That sounded like everything I could ever want and And yet, it turned out to be something totally not for me And despite how high my expectations were, it would have been no different if I had absolutely no idea what this book was about bef [...]

  13. So that was awesome I KNOW I SOUND SURPRISED But I had noooo idea what to expect from this apart from Japaneseness And I read it purely for that reason because I m researching Japan because I am a nerd also a writer But I fell totally in love with the story and the detail and the CREEPY INK MONSTERS Because every book needs creepy ink monsters, okay So, if, like me, you re allergic to reading blurbs, here is a VERY quick overview on what this book is actually about An American, Katie, going to l [...]

  14. This one was a HUGE DNF for me If I were to sum it up in one sentenceIT S A BOOK WRITTEN FOR WEABOOS OKAY Every single sentence there s some random HAI orSOU DESU KAinserted THAT MAKES ME WANT TO RIP MY HAIR OUT OH GOD There were sOO many cringe worthy moments where I actually slammed the book shut and was tempted to throw it into the garbage can Don t get me into the FIRST NAME LAST NAME whole culture thing The main character can t remember her name any Greene calls the main guy by his first na [...]

  15. My overwhelming thought process while reading this and upon finishing it was THIS SHOULD BE AN ANIME While walking around a book store with my friend Catriona, from LittleBookOwl OHYEAHNAMEDROPPING , we found two copies of this book sitting on a shelf with stickers proclaiming Signed Copy We looked at each other for a moment and knew we couldn t leave the store without these books The plot sounded interesting, it s a brand new release that lots of people talking about, AND IT WAS SIGNED AND ITS [...]

  16. STARRED REVIEW 4.5 STARSActual, full review Review will be posted on my blog at 12 AM PST February 7th, 2013, here Note due to copy and paste, formatting and links have been lost.I ve heard people say that the best books are the ones that make you homesick for somewhere you ve never been.I don t think I ve ever felt so much yearning to be in Japan than I have while reading Ink.Amanda Sun is my new hero So often too often you read books in foreign settings that are under researched, not fleshed o [...]

  17. The dragon snapped his paper jaws over and over, just out of reach, while the jagged gash vanished under a torrent of blood, overflowing onto the paper and the ground.To be honest, I don t understand why this book has such a low rating Imho, it deserves better Yes, it has flaws, but to compare it with Twilight It s too much Amanda Sun plunges us into Japanise atmosphere, where the drawings literally come to life, and the offsprings of the ancient gods plan to conquer the world Personally, I real [...]

  18. I really did not expect to like Ink Obviously, I did when I requested the book Japan Fantasy That cover , but reviews started pouring in and almost all were negative and listed the sorts of reasons I generally agree with, like relationship dynamics and instalove Here I am, though, having really liked Ink, almost loved it, in spite of all of that While I can see why a lot of my trusted friends haven t enjoyed it, I had a ton of fun reading it and, minus some hiccups on the romance side of things, [...]

  19. 2.5 starsOh, Ink, where did we go wrong You were one of the most hyped about books in 2013, garnering hundreds of to reads before you d even offered ARCs Then, the reviews started trickling in and they were far from encouraging to say the least But I stubbornly believed that I would love you, because duh, Japan.Ah, Karou and Hikarue Japanese Weasley twinsUnfortunately, it let me down Dreadfully.Yes, I know I was warned.First off, Katie the heroine At first glance, she s all right Quite witty at [...]

  20. DNF AT 29%I can t read this any and its so sad because the concept was so cool and i thought i d like this a lot But the main reason i can t do this any is because of Katie Fucking Green, the main character in this book UGH she s so stupid i can t stand her The plot was really interesting and the other characters too but Katie ruins e v e r y t h i n g.I hate you, Katie.So let s see Katie is a 16 year old girl that has to move to Japan because her mother died and the only person who could take c [...]

  21. See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsThank you Harlequin Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this review The liquid dropped down the stairs, and after a moment of panic, I realised it was ink, not blood Sometimes I wonder of Ink was inspired by Taylor Swift songs We have our sad undertone which is the loss of Katie s mother, the overpowering love contrast which is our cheesy romance equally as overpowering and the occasional angst, jealously or confusion Yu [...]

  22. I obtained an Advance Reader Copy of INK at World Fantasy Con in Nov, 2012.The beauty of INK is subtle and seductive, from the cover to the conclusion It didn t take me long to get into this one The cover is luscious and, really, how can you not be drawn Snicker See what I did there to a story set in Japan that promises you Paper Gods Sun creates great characters here, each nuanced and realistic Katie is a strong female character while still being a teenage girl who gets lost sometimes between h [...]

  23. Mini Review Ink by Amanda Sun I ve been looking forward to this book for over a year Not looking forward like hey, that book sounds nice , add it and then forget about it No, I mean looking forward in the pre order a copy a year before its publication, stalk the book s pages for updates and reviews and checking for ways to get an arc almost daily sense So yeah, I was pretty damn excited for this book, so you can guess what my reaction was like when I got an arc After reading it though, I am sad [...]

  24. Review after re reading from Sept 17th 20th, 2013 YU TOMOHIRO.Yum.And Jun I expect to see of you in the next book PReview after reading for the first time from July 9th 11th, 2013 So I finally read it After all the waiting, I finally read it.AndI FREAKING LOVED IT.First and foremost I want to say that I absolutely LOVED the fact that this book was set in Japan It was the main reason why I was so excited to read this book It s just so different than most of the other YA novels Now, I ve never be [...]

  25. I really wanted to like this book I loved the setting the descriptions of the background of Japan were very pleasant to read Some of the Japanese characters were a bit too anime like Katie picking up Japanese a little too quickly and easily to be realistic I could deal with those things.I was irked by Katie stalking Tomohiro it s just as creepy when girls stalk guys I don t know, something just seems to be missing, and I m not sure what.Maybe two stars is a little too harsh.Rating 2.5 starsMaybe [...]

  26. Really 2.5 stars.To see full review click here.Okay This one I was really excited about it So much that I preordered that despite reading some dubious reviews from some trusted sources.I should ve relied on my friends.I didn t hate this one It had a nice idea that sort of succeeded and I think it captured Japanese culture pretty well Grant it, most of my exposure to Japanese culture has been limited to sushi, Hello Kitty, and Nancy Drew, and all those Karate Kid movies but the book made me feel [...]

  27. Pre read The cover on this is so beautiful, and I love the premise I m looking forward to reading it when it comes out.Post read Review to come This is one of those times when I think I deviate quite a bit from the majority of opinions on this book, and hopefully I can explain that in detail in my full review I thought it was decent and well researched The novel held my attention throughout, but there were parts of the story that grated on me I m definitely willing to see where this series goes [...]

  28. Anyone who is a fan of Jpop Jdrama Manga will find the setup of Ink really familiar Except, in this case, the main character is a foreigner A gaijin, as authors seem fond of saying I am not saying I understand the context the word is used in in Japan but in Fiji, when we said the word equivalent to gaijin, it really wasn t in a complimentary tone Anyway Katie Greene finds herself in Japan after the death of her mother She s a stranger among people who do not look like her, speak her language or [...]

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