Saturday, March 15, 2014

From the Shelf of the Reading Warrior

Hey all,

I've got a short list this time on my bookshelf:

Here's my latest read: Ink, by Amanda Sun.  It's about a girl who is uprooted from her home in the US to go live with her aunt in Japan.  She feels like an outcast in a Japanese school and finds herself thrust in to a mysterious world of drawings and a boy with a curious ability. 

Things start to unravel quickly for Katie Greene when she is witness to a horrible breakup.  After witnessing the breakup, a piece of paper that was dropped during the fight lands at Katie's feet.  It is a drawing of a girl.  A girl who is looking right at Katie.  Katie is horrified, and stunned, that the drawing seems alive and seems like it could talk to her.  Is it madness or exhaustion that is causing Katie to see living drawings?  What is going on with Tomohiro, the mysterious boy with a dark secret?  And why is Katie so drawn to him?

I've just started it and already I'm hooked!  I can't seem to put it down, it's that good.  I love the fast pace of it and how the author jumps right in to the conflict and it's full of that!  You immediately feel a connection to the main characters.  Try, it, I think you'll like it.

Next up, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, a teen Nutmeg nominee for this year.  It's another book about mysterious drawings and the connection a young girl has to them. 

Apparently I'm "drawn" to these types of books!

Anyway, watch for the trailers!

The Reading Warrior

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Wildfire Run....

Hi all,

If you liked Wildfire Run then you might want to check out Dee Garretson's website which also has a game to go along with the book.