Tuesday 27 May 2014

Book Review: Rain (Paper Gods # 2) by Amanda Sun

Title: Rain (Paper Gods # 2)
Author: Amanda Sun
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 24 June 2014
Pages: 304
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: ARC via NetGalley

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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.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

I enjoyed Rain more than the first book in the series. Ink had some pacing issues, but these were gone in Rain and the narrative flowed well from start to finish. Picking up where the last book left off, Rain extended the storyline and mythology and allowed some interesting character development.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable read and I am now keen to see how Sun will end the trilogy.

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