Sun’s debut is highly imaginative and action packed; it’s definitely a great way to kick off her new series. It’s not perfect by any means but the imperfections — the amped-up relationship drama and some hyperbolized dialogue — lends to its overall charm.
After Katie’s mom dies, she is forced to move to Japan to live with her aunt, Diane. A fish out of water, she meets the dangerous-seeming Tomohiro, and her life changes forever. Tomohiro has special skills — his drawings come to life. For some reason, Katie is an ink magnet and whatever power Tomohiro has is amplified whenever Katie is near. However, he’s involved with some dicey characters who look to use his talent for nefarious purposes. (HARLEQUIN TEEN, Jul., 384 pp., $9.99, ISBN: 9780373210718, PB, 14 & Up)