Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that I am anxiously awaiting is:
by Amanda Sun
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 frineds, 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 Tome 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 of hel - Jun, her former frined 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.
Why I can't wait: I love the first book in this series Ink and I can't wait to see what will happen next to Tomo and Katie. Also I love that this book is set in Japan, I don't know that much about it so this way I can learn a bit about it. And it's a nice change of scenery since most books I read take place in the US.
Expected publication: June 24th 2014
What are you waiting for this week? Let me know!