Monday, May 13, 2013

Giveaway: ARC of Ink by Amanda Sun

Release Date: June 25, 2013
Published by: HarperTeen

I have an ARC of Ink by Amanda Sun, which I'm currently enjoying, up for grabs for those who are interested. Ink is a 2013 debut, and from what I can tell thus far, the writing is easy to read, and the book has some great hints of Japanese culture. Watch for my review when it's closer to June.

Open internationally!


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.



38 comments:

  1. I'm very interested in the hints of Japanese culture. I don't think I've read anything like that before.

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  2. I think the premise sounds very unique and interesting! thanks for the great post and giveaway!

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  3. The concept of ink magic is something I haven't come across before, so that's what I find really intriguing about this novel :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. The ink magic concept sounds fascinating, as does the setting. I haven't read many novels set in Japan or with a Japanese love interest, so it should be fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. i like the synopsys and the cover is great too...thx u...

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  6. The cover and the premise!! Sounds absolutely magical.

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  7. I like that this story is set in Japan. I've always been interested in Japan and it's culture so that definitely makes me want to read this book.

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  8. You know, I requested an ARC of this book but never heard back from Harlequin--sadface! But we're getting close to release date and I'm not sure I'll have time to read/write a review before release, so I don't think I'm going to enter this contest. It's so awesome of you to offer up your copy to your readers, though!

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  9. I LOVE this unique concept and how mysterious and mystical it feels :)

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  10. Moving ink drawings: I need to know more!!!!! :D

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  11. Right??? It is a great concept! I hope you enjoy the book :)

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  12. Honestly: it really makes me want moving ink tattoos - like that girl, Lydia, in HEROES. :D

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  13. Right?? I haven't finished reading INK, but the concept intrigues me to no end :)

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  14. The cover is GORGEOUS. Japanese culture = FTW.

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  15. :(. It's up on Netgalley--unless that's where you requested from/did not hear back from? It is definitely getting close to release, but a review any time would probably be good! And thank you :).

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  16. Me too! :) And the book so far has been delivering on that front... hope you enjoy it as well!

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  17. Hope it is as magical for you as you expect :)

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  18. SO TRUE. I think Asian cultures often get left behind in favor of the European ones. Anyway, hope you enjoy the book!

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  19. Me neither! I have a few friends who LOVE Japanese culture too, so am looking forward to discussing this with them :)

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  20. Yay!!! The ink magic seems to have drawn a lot of people :D. Hope you enjoy the book!

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  21. I love the cover! It's what I noticed first. Then I read the synopsis, and I'm like I've got to have this. Japan, art, what more do you need?

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  22. I have a fascination with Japan and Japanese culture, so books about them are always things I'm interested in.

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  23. Yes!! I wish there were more books about them. Hope you enjoy the book :)

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  24. The cover and the concept! :D Thanks for the chance!

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  25. I haven't read a lot of books with an Asian setting, but I'd love to. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. I love that the art can come alive and that the story is based in Japan.

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  27. Asian culture is interesting. No doubt about it. But the biggest thing, the biggest reason, that I want to read Ink I can tell you in two words. And they are: MOVING. DRAWINGS! How flippin awesome is that?!

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  28. That makes it even better! Ah! I can't wait to get my hands on this awesome book. Because it will be awesome! How could it not?

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  29. I love the setting in japan!


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  30. Frst of all, I really like the book cover - always sucker for a good one. :D I love that is set in Japan (not sure if I read any book set there), has elements of Asian culture and just the posibility of drawings coming to life is oh so cool (and creepy).
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  31. Right??? And the book includes some of the artwork in question :). Hope you enjoy the book!

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  32. The art is truly gorgeous. Hope you enjoy the book!

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  33. Agreed: more books with Asian settings would be wonderful. Hope you enjoy the book!

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  34. Hope you enjoy the book!

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  35. The cover is what initially drew me in but after reading ancient gods of Japan, I knew I was hooked!

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