Hello there, dear ones! Today is Wednesday, meaning that of course it is time for Waiting on Wednesdays hosted by the wonderful Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's a fun, simple meme that allows us book bloggers and book lovers to lust over all the gorgeous books we're anticipating.
I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.
Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.
A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.
And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.
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 Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.
Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.
I love, love, love Japanese culture. Plus, I'm half Japanese, so, you know. But it's not a common thing to see! So I'm really excited that this book is set in Japan. It's a new type of thing to explore, and I'm really looking forward to it.
Also, the idea sounds so original. Japanese gods? A hot boy? Spiraling out of control? Um, count me in.
I also love the cover art. The colors are absolutely gorgeous, and the way the watercolors just blend and flow is beautiful.
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