Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Here's what I'm waiting on this week:
Ink (Paper Gods #1)
 
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.
(Cover & Description from Goodreads. Source.)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
 
I love the cover, and the premise is definitely original.  I'm looking forward to seeing how the author handles the issues of homesickness & adjusting to a new culture while at the same time weaving in a storyline that involves ancient Japanese gods.  Can't wait!
 
What are you waiting on?

10 comments:

  1. Ink is sitting on my TBR for a while now. It definitely sounds intriguing and original.

    Thanks for stopping by our blog!
    Diana @ BookVenturers

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  2. I first saw this a few weeks ago, and it instantly captivated me since I'm such a Japan freak. Thanks for stepping by and sharing. =)

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  3. I think ur pick is interesting, thanks for stepping by

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  4. The premise is really original and intriguing! Thank you for bringing this to my attention, it goes on my TBR list immediately! :)

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  5. I followed back. Your blog is great! Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Wow, that sounds so interesting. Love the idea of a culture shock mixing with ancient culture and legends. The cover is really nice too. Great pick!

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  7. I am inlove with the cover! I also featured this as my WoW pick so I am in complete agreement with everything you said.

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  8. This book sounds so good, and I love the cover! Do you know that they are offering it on NetGalley right now? Thanks for stopping by my WOW!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  9. I love the Japanese element in this one! I was so happy to get my NetGalley approval email this morning :) Can't read it immediately because of my review load though...
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

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    1. I got my approval this morning too, but I'm in the same boat. Have to wait a bit to read it. Looking forward to it though! Thanks for commenting.

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