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Rain by Amanda Sun
Series: Paper Gods #2
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publication date: June 24th 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Add on: Goodreads
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.
I wasn’t exactly a fan of Ink because of its predictability (having watch way too many jdramas I sort of knew what was going to happen), but the thing is I still want to find out what happens in Rain. It’s one of the few YA books with Japanese culture that I want to read and the author gets what I want. Not only that how can you not love the watercolor cover? I hope there will still be some animation in the corner of the book like there was in Ink.