Friday, 5 July 2013
Review: Ink by Amanda sun
I have had my eye on Ink since I first heard about it when it came up on netgalley I knew I had to give it a try. I have never read a book that has the main focus of living in Japan so I was unsure about how much I would like Ink. When I began reading Ink it initially took a while for me to enjoy this book, it felt like there wasn't much progress made in the first quarter of the book and then things slowly start to get interesting when Tomohiro makes his presence known and when Katie sees his pictures moving, but pictures don't move right???
I like how Amanda has portrayed the struggle to fit into a new home, a new school and a whole new country. I felt sorry for Katie on numerous occasions, the different way of life, the loss of her Mum and the world she knows and understands, and then the struggle with the language barrier, although I didn't understand everything that was said or what words meant, the handy dandy glossary of Japanese words and phrases at the end of the book helped out a bit.
Katie occasionally acts a bit stalkerish, if a bad boy that scares you, tells you to go away and leave them alone, you do just that, but Katie doesn't and soon finds herself tangled up on things she never dreamed of. While everyone loves the designated bad boy Katie takes it to the extreme sometimes. As the story progresses however, we soon realise that stalkerish or not, she would have eventually been involved one way or another with Tomohiro.
Although Ink was a great read I expected so much from this book, and while I didn't get that from the beginning of it, by the time I had reached the last page of the book I realised I was hooked, and very disappointed in the ending. Luckily we get a sneak peak at the next book which helped out and left me feeling better, knowing what would happen next.
Ink has a way of sneaking it claws in and grabbing hold without you realising, and it's not until you reach the end you actually realise how hooked you are. With not having any other book to compare Ink too I went into it without knowing what to expect, and after finishing I know I will be comparing similar books to what I have read in Ink.