Sunday, 16 November 2014

Review - Rain (Paper Gods, #2) by Amanda Sun

Title: Rain (Paper Gods, #2)
Author: Amanda Sun
Pages: 304
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Release date: 24th June 2014

Blurb from 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.

My Review:  

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN*

 3/5 stars

Katie has decided to stay in Japan but her life becomes more complicated - she's struggling at school and Tomohiro's control is becoming weaker. 
Can Katie trust Jun? Does he have an ulterior motive? Will Tomohiro be able to control his powers?

Rain was a good sequel. I loved the mythology and found it really interesting.
There were some good twists and I thought the revelations about Katie and Tomohiro were clever.
I would have liked to have seen more development in the romance between Katie and Tomo - as in deepening their connection as, during the first book, they seemed to fall for each other instantly and didn't really get to know each other. I did like how goofy Tomohiro could be sometimes.
The pace did seem to slow a bit at points but I liked the writing style and wanted to read on.
The multiple love triangles did annoy me a little bit.

Overall this was an enjoyable, unique read.