Amanda Sun / Sep 20, 2019

Rain 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

  • Title: Rain
  • Author: Amanda Sun
  • ISBN: 9781743566411
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 isAmerican 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.

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    1. SO MUCH HAPPENED. Oh my gosh. And a certain character really surprised me. I especially liked all the sexy times with Tomo.The middle felt like it was dragging on a bit which is why I took off a star. But other than that (and a few other minor things), looooved this book.Need the next book NOW.

    2. Bet that caught your attention.So I just want you guys to know that when I wrote this review, I was in a deep, dark place. I'm probably not coherent through out the review, or literate, but bear(Or is it bare?) with me.If you worship this series, please leave now before you have a heart attack from my OPINIONS.Ok? Ready? A SPOILER TRAIN UP AHEAD.So I was walking around my library the other day and I saw this gorgeous book, just sitting silently on it's own. Neglected by other books and all by it [...]

    3. To see full review click hereI give too many second chances.If you read my review of Ink you’ll know that I wasn’t overly impressed by this series. But I decided to give it a second chance for two reasons:1)Japan: Let’s face it. If a book is halfway readable and if it takes place in Japan I’m going to read it.2) Non-Western Mythology: Again. If it’s halfway readable, I’m going to read it.However, those two things alone aren’t enough to make a good book. As Ink and Rain is proof of. [...]

    4. ***EDIT #1***I TOLD YOU IT WOULD BE GORGEOUS OH MY GOSH, LOOK AT IT. *faints*-----------------------------------------------------I can't wait for the cover reveal. Because I know it will be stunningly beautiful, just like it's predecessor.And I know when we do get a cover reveal, everyone will just be likeI just get excited thinking about what it'll look like!! Oh course I'm looking forward to the actual book itself, but it's really hard to focus on when surrounded by the thoughts of beautiful [...]

    5. No bad but. I really just loved Ink! HeheAnyways, this was a fine continuation, but it kinda gave me Jace with his damn heavenly fire vibes.If you have not read The Mortal Instruments, then why?! What are you doing with your life?! Get it, read it, be happy! Is that so much to ask?Nah, but for real, Rain, just had a bunch of "The Drama"--dun dUn DUN!--when it came to Katie and Tomo:/ I'm gonna gif this shit up!Tomo: Don't come any closer! I'm a danger to you!Katie: Noooooo!Jun: Me: The magic is [...]

    6. 2/26/14Dang they have the cover! :D It's nice, but I don't know if it's as good as the first one. Still I love that it will stand out from the other books in my collection. Plus the watercolor aspect is very cool and refreshing. :)Can't wait! I hope it's as good as the first! Excited to learn more about the Kami and that group of them. :D

    7. This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews! A wonderful Japanese setting coupled with a rich exploration of Japanese mythology about Kami, Rain was an excellent sequel of Ink. I love how the Paper Gods series brings the rich and vibrant Japanese culture to life. It interchanges the language into the dialogue which is never difficult to pick up, talks about wearing traditional yukata, having bento boxes for lunch and living in traditional guest rooms with tatami mats. [...]

    8. I found this book to be better than the first book and kind of the same as the last book.(i read the last book first by accident- that doesnt affect the rating though) The relationship between Katie and Tomo was better than in the first book. However, i didnt like it that Jun got involved in their relationship. I found him annoying for getting involved. I like that we get to know more about the Kami world though it's not that developed so the 3 stars. Well, i also didnt like Shiori and Ikeda bei [...]

    9. See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten!2.5 stars.Close to four years have passed since the Great Computer Crashes stopped me from reading manga online, but my desire for the feel of it has never gone away. Ink, with its setting and art and its love of shoujo manga tropes, was exactly what I wanted and needed when I read it in early 2013. So was Rain anticipated? OH YEAH. Too bad the appeal wasn’t as strong this time around thanks to poor female representation and enough angst to kill several [...]

    10. I received this book for free from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewE SHORTRain was a wonderful sequel which continued to keep the beauty and rich Japanese culture, mythology and setting alive. The characters continued to develop and surprise, leaving you conflicted about who you thought you could trust. This book had a nice, calm pace with some intense moments leading up to the conclusion - though the section around the middle did drag slightly. I think this was a [...]

    11. This book was MUCH better than the first one. There were still a lot of things that made me roll my eyes (see all of my status updates) but THANK YOU FOR NOT USING GAIJIN!!!! Finally. It was only used 2-3 times in this book and it was used in the proper way. Finally. The whole name thing bothered me because it's really not a thing for foreigners. In my seven years in Japan I have never had any issues with names. Also, Ishikawa getting shot and then it being basically no big deal outside of the s [...]

    12. I enjoyed this one a lot better the the first. The Japanese explanations felt more seamless, and more plot stuff happened through the entire novel, instead of just at the end.It lost an entire star simply because of the number of times, a character touched their hair, someone else's hair or a character's hair was pointed out. I nearly started tabbing the pages these references appeared on, because I was so curious exactly how many times it happened.

    13. You can also find this review at girlinthewoodsreviewsDetailed Review: I have that urge to re-read this book again. And I just finished reading it a few hours ago.Have you ever had a book that made a huge impact on you and you can's stop thinking about it? Rain was one of these books. The characters themselves, the culture, the story, the setting. Everything begs to be re-lived again. And it was so hard to move on from Rain.Maybe it was the characters, the romance between Tomo and Katie. I could [...]

    14. **STARRED REVIEW**gawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwd.^ i spelled it like that because frankly if i wrote goooooooooooooood it would look like go for a really long time and that's mentally confusing. not sure if gawd is betteryways! wow. amanda effing sun is trying to murder me. i have no effing idea how i survived the wait for RAIN (hint: i didn't. i had to get an ARC or else i would've died. thank you first reads thank youuuuuuu!!!) but RAIN makes the wait for the third book f****** IMPOSSIBLE. [...]

    15. 3.5 stars. So much of this series I love. The Japanese culture. The ink mythology. The drawings in the text. Watching Katie struggle to navigate a society that is foreign to hers. A diverse relationship with a Japanese boy. Even the way these two tried to work together despite the odds against them. Although Tomo started the series as a typical mysterious bad boy, I've loved watching his growth even while he fights something much bigger than himself that he doesn't understand.However the element [...]

    16. Ink was not the book I desperately wanted it to be. And I know a lot of people who were just as disappointed in it as I was. And while I swore off the sequel at the time, part of me always knew I’d come back for the sequel. Because the sequel could be better, and that’s what I was banking on.And for one brief second, just the briefest, I thought this book was going to shine. Katie was a little more likable, Tomohiro wasn’t such a douche, and Jun was poised to be the villain turned hero who [...]

    17. **I received this book from NetGalley/Harlequin Teen in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***Genre* Young Adult Paranormal*Rating* 3.0*My Thoughts*Rain, the sequel to Ink, picks up approximately 2 weeks after "gaijin" Katie Greene decided against traveling to Canada where her grandparents live, to remain in Japan with her Aunt Diane, and to be with Yuu Tomohiro, a Kami descendant who is able to make ink come alive on paper, and [...]

    18. I loved Shadow (novella) and Ink (book 1) and this one I loved just as much. I'm not sure if it is the Japanese theme that I find fascinating or if it is the way Amanda Sun portrays the characters and the country along with the myths of the Kami Maybe it is the whole package!!!Katie Green is American and lives with her aunt in Japan following the death of her mother. Tomo is the gorgeous guy with the hellish secret that Katie has discovered along the way. In Rain, Katie and Tomo fight to remain [...]

    19. Amanda Sun’s Ink charmed me with its unique paranormal aspects, its lush Japanese setting, and the manga references sprinkled all around. Not without faults, I nonetheless really enjoyed it and have been waiting excitedly for Rain. I hoped to see an increase in the strongest aspect of Sun’s writing and a decrease in the weaker elements. Sadly, while still enjoyable, I don’t think Rain is stronger than Ink. The increase in the romantic drama aspects and a good deal of last minute infodumpin [...]

    20. Rain is a very emotional book. I love this series, and I'm looking forward to reading the third book. I felt like I was really there while I was reading. It always felt like the situations in the book were actually effecting me. It even made me cry a couple times.This book would probably interest a lot of younger readers because the characters in the book are in high school. It talks a lot about things teenagers go through, and talks a lot about their emotions.I loved the book very much.

    21. Rain by Amanda Sun is the second book in the Paper Gods series and continues the story of Katie as she figures out how to live in Japan and deal with some rather strange mystical powers that have cropped up. If you haven’t read Ink, the first novel, there will be some spoilers below, though nothing too major. I can’t help but adore the magic system based on ink drawings and the view of Japan from an outsider’s perspective as Katie tries quite hard to learn how to fit in. Though I’m not v [...]

    22. Rain Review on K-Books"If you're going to violate me, I'd appreciate if you wait till I'm naked."Oh My Gods This book is absolutely phenomenal!I have been dying to get my hands on Rain, the second book in the Paper Gods Series, by Amanda Sun since the moment that I finished Ink. I remember back before Ink was released and I was offered an ARC of it and I turned it down thinking it wasn't really my thing. Then after reading glowing reviews of it from friends and other bloggers picked it up after [...]

    23. 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 t [...]

    24. When the first book in a series is a 5-star read, there’s always the fear that the sequel won’t live up to the same expectations. I’m happy to say I loved Rain even more than Ink! Our two main characters, Katie and Tomohiro are finding new conflicts to solve almost everyday, and at that more types (which will be explained below). This novel definitely represents the title: it’s raining ink!As I mentioned, Katie and Tomohiro have a lot of problems to solve – both on a large and small sc [...]

    25. I read INK last year, and was very happy to see the beautiful cover didn't mask poor writing. So when RAIN showed up at Netgalley, I requested it immediately. RAIN has a pretty cover too, and also has interior illustrations that just make me want to break out the inkstones and brushes (not that I can actually draw with a brush, but I can try). If you liked INK, you'll like RAIN, for the same reasons. RAIN has more of a slow burn, as we realize the consequences of Katie's decision at the end of t [...]

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