Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Debut Author Giveaway Hop 2013: Enter to Win "Ink," by Amanda Sun



2013 Debut Author Giveaway Hop
December 4-11, 2013

Welcome to the Debut Author Giveaway Hop! Every blog participating in this hop is offering a book written by a debut (first-time) author published in 2013.

For my giveaway, I am offering a paperback copy of the YA book, Ink, by Amanda Sun. Read on to find out why Booklist says, “The descriptions of life in Japan … create a strong sense of place, and set an exotic backdrop for this intriguing series opener by a debut author.”



My review:
After her mother’s death, teenage Katie moves temporarily to Japan to live with her aunt. Katie feels like an outsider, struggling to learn the language and customs while attending Japanese school. Then she meets a mysterious senior student, Tomohiro. When she’s around him, strange things begin to happen. His drawings come to life. Ink spills on the ground and down her arms. And she’s suddenly sought out -- but not by those seeking her friendship.

Ink, a YA paranormal book by Amanda Sun, is a welcome change from the usual stories about werewolves, vampires, witches, or fairies. Instead, the magic comes from the Kami, powerful gods who used to rule Japan. Sun immerses the reader in Japanese culture as seen through the eyes of a teenage Amerika-jin. The magic of Japan slowly seeps into Katie’s heart as she learns there are dark undercurrents running through their lives. She can’t resist the pull to Tomohiro. But is it really love -- or just some sort of ancient magic? And why does his power seem to grow stronger when Katie is around?

I couldn’t put down Ink and would have read it all in one day if I weren’t interrupted by work! It was haunting, fast-paced, even humorous at times, drawing me into the mystery of the Kami and their descendants. Nothing was black-and-white. I was constantly trying to guess who could be trusted. Who was Tomohiro’s friend -- and who just wanted to exploit his power? I wasn’t even certain about Tomohiro, as his moods and behavior were unpredictable and mysterious. Ink is the first book in “The Paper Gods” series by Amanda Sun. I’ll definitely be in line to read the second book as soon as it comes out.



One lucky winner will receive a paperback copy of Ink, by Amanda Sun. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 11:59 PM EST on December 11, 2013. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.



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Now hop around to the other bloggers participating in this hop for the chance to win more great books by debut authors!



Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

66 comments:

  1. Wonderful giveaway! Love debut novels!

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  2. The best debut novel I read in 2013 is Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherne Reay. Loved the way it was written and the characters

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  3. My husband's secret by Liane Morality!

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  4. I finally read all of the Hunger Games books, I really enjoyed them and really liked that my 12 year old read them as well and we could talk about them together.

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  5. The best book I read all year was Written in Red by Anne Bishop. I loved it because it took a completely different approach to the paranormal, turning the "average" paranormal world on it head. The writing was excellent, the details outstanding, and the pace superb. The only problem is that I've been waiting forever for the sequel (March 2014). michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Fly Away by Kristin Hannah: Her writing paints a beautiful picture of what you are reading, and you can see the story unfold beneath your eyes.

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  7. Thanks so much for participating! Splintered has been my favorite so far this year.

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  8. I really don't have a favorite as have read a lot of good books.

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  9. I read the last of the Divergent series Alligence. It was great.
    Tammy Hudson
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  10. Nightzone by Steven Havill because it's the latese book in a series I like

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  11. Ooh, great question. I have read so many amazing novels this year, a lot of them debuts. In The Shadow of Blackbirds wad one of my favorites, for sure.
    Great review & giveaway!

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  12. Willing captive by Belle aurora was one of my favorites. It had romance, suspense and humor. Love when there is humor.

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  13. I enjoyed Stealing the Preacher because it was such a different story idea and made me laugh

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  14. Best book period? Oh gosh. I'm not sure if it was the best, but it was definitely one fo the best. Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

    Brynna

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  15. One of my favs this year that I read was Waiting on the Sidelines.

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  16. The best book I read this year would have to be Blackmoore! It was so romantic and Jane Austeny! I loved it!

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  17. The best book?! I've read over 100 books this year and so many were so awesome! Off the top of my head, I liked Beautiful Bastard. The sexual tension and anger was amazing between the characters. SO well written and I read till it was done! :)

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  18. The Ritual by Erica Dakin. The combination of fantasy, romance and suspense was just perfect and I simply loved the story and writing!

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  19. all our yesterdays by cristin terrill. i loved the swoony boys :)

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  20. Best book? Wow, that's a great question. I have to say Splintered by A.G. Howard. I totally love the dark side of Wonderland. :) - Cindy

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  21. Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (:

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  22. Best debut - If You Find Me. The characters were so well-written!

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  23. The best book I read this year was Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor. I'll admit the book isn't recent and it's dark, BUT Laini weaves an amazing tale.

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  24. I think probably "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes was the best book I've read all year. So great!

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  25. I think Splintered would have to be my choice.

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  26. My favorite was Evidence of Life by Barbara Taylor Sissel, because it was a really good book.

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  27. I read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Such a sweet story about a girl in her first year of college!

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  28. The best book I read this year was Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. I'd never read a book on such a taboo topic, but she did it amazingly.

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  29. A sylvia browne book...past lives

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  30. dance with dragons by GRRM. best part is tyrion

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  31. House of Hades. It's the best Rick Riordan book I've ever read. So much character growth and interaction.

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  32. Warrior's Revenge. I liked that it had action and was a love story too.

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  33. That Time I Joined The Circus by J J Howard. I loved the magical quality of the circus. :)

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  34. Cold Days by Jim Butcher (he's back)

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  35. fallen too far by Abbi Glines- like the characters

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  36. Guilty Wives by James Patterson. It was very suspenseful.

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  37. Splintered by AG Howard. I love re-tellings, and she did Wonders to Alice and Wonderland!

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  38. Cinder. Just really like the premise. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. Promise of Blood. I loved the characters and the mash up of fantasy and guns!

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  40. Picking one is impossible! I think I'll say Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff, just because I haven't read anything like it this year.

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  41. oh man, there have been so many great reads, but I loved the final book in the Divergent sereis, Insurgent...AMAZING!

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  42. I enjoyed "Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal" by Mary Roach.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  43. I loved Poison Princess by Kresley Cole.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. Love the Left Behind series books.

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  45. probably hunger games, like dystopian and great characters - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  46. Divergent was good since it was interesting!

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  47. I loved Hunger Games :) Movies were good... but not as good as the book!

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  48. I liked Celebrity Inc. It was interesting to find out how celebrities earn their money.

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  49. The Best book I read in 2013 is Intrigues by Mercedes Lackey.

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  50. My favorite book of 2013 (so far!) was Doctor Sleep - I loved reading about Danny Torrance as an adult!

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  51. I read Catching Fire this year and I loved it. What really stuck with me is the character's ferocious will to survive while trying to maintain their humanity.

    april yedinak

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  52. I absolutely loved Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi this year! I don't know why, I just adore it (though I can name one reason: Warner!). Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  53. i jsut read marley and me but thats an old book it was a cute book about a precocious dog whats not to like?

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  54. I read Brother Odd by Dean Koontz. thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Not a new one, but I really liked the setting and mixture of what happened in The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker.

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  56. Let the Sky Fall was kind of amazing :D

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  57. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

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  58. divergent, i liked it b/c it was like THG.

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  59. The best book I've read this year is Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

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  60. The best book I read was "Rule" by Jay Crownover. :D

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  61. I reread HP- It brought me back to my childhood

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  62. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson was the best book I read. It was a rich account of 1927 covering diverse people and events.

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  63. The Silver Spoon. All the authentic Italian recipes.

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