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Ink

Ink - Amanda Sun This book has been given to me in exchange for an honest review.This book. Was so good. I just really have to give it a flat out, full rating.Before I cracked it open, I knew that it was a Japanese, modern fantasy. (Usually, I don't read modern fantasy. This genre usually involves annoying main characters that are constantly in denial. However, I decided to pick it up..) Despite how modern fantasy isn't my favorite genre, I still picked it up anyway because, well, the synopsis sounded interesting. Come on, who could resist that synopsis?The cover is absolutely gorgeous. G O R G E O U S. I love it. Undoubtedly it will attract many readers. Ink basically evolves around Katie and her life in school. She moved to Japan, her mom is dead, and she's living with her aunt who is trying to be a mom for her. Katie meets Tomohiro Yuu, and thinks he's the most conceited person on the planet. At first, anyway. And then she meets Takahashi Jun. And things escalate from there.I really liked how the gods were linked into this whole thing. I mean, in the first/second chapter I knew things were going to take a whole dip in fantasy, and by page 50 I knew that Tomohiro was totes not human. Nuh uh.Another thing I liked was all the Japanese culture linked in here. I used to be really fascinated with anime, and this sure seemed like it could be one if only someone started drawing it. I learned a few Japanese words and many cultural aspects!..And we circle back to the topic of our main characters.Katie- She wasn't as annoying as I thought she was going to be, to be honest. I actually liked her a lot at some parts. I absolutely love her insolence and the part where she climbed the tree. I like how she doesn't back down, and like Tomohiro said, she doesn't just let him push her away-- she pushes back. She's strong. But I have to say she was annoying at some parts.Tomohiro- He's that guy that has a tough appearance and appears to be perfectly normal but has the most vivid backstory. Copper hair, hot face. Artist. (Only those who have read the book understand the emphasis.. But there's some emphasis for ya!) Cook. Fab kisser. Isn't that hot? I have to say he was the hottest fictional character I've read about in a while.Takahashi- There's nothing I can really say about Jun, because, well, he was part of the.. plot twist. Just gonna say that. Also, he's hot too.. I thought he was going to be part of the love triangle, and I was about to dissolve into tears because love triangles were so sad! But Katie was clearly falling for Tomo and like.. JUN ENDED UP BEING A DAMN SNAKE KAMI LIKE WTHI stayed up late to finish the last few pages of this book. And I'm telling you right now, this is worth the read. Amanda Sun's writing is just absolutely awesome, and this is one hell of a good debut novel. Give it a try! I can't wait for the next installment to the Paper Gods series.