Storm (Paper Gods #3)
by Amanda Sun
What is it about:
After almost a year in Japan, Katie Greene has finally unearthed the terrible secret behind her boyfriend Tomohiro's deadly ability to bring drawings to life—not only is he descended from Kami, the ancient Japanese gods, but he is the heir to a tragedy that occurred long ago, a tragedy that is about to repeat.
Even as the blood of a vengeful god rages inside Tomo, Katie is determined to put his dark powers to sleep. In order to do so, she and Tomo must journey to find the three Imperial Treasures of Japan. Gifts from the goddess Amaterasu herself, these treasures could unlock all of the secrets about Tomo's volatile ancestry and quell the ink's lust for destruction. But in order to complete their quest, Tomo and Katie must confront out-of-control Kami and former friend Jun, who has begun his own quest of revenge against those he believes have wronged him. To save the world, and themselves, Katie and Tomo will be up against one of the darkest Kami creations they've ever encountered—and they may not make it out alive.
What did I think of it:
I loved the first two books in this series and actually pre-ordered this book, but it arrived amidst a lot of other new books, so somehow it ended up being overlooked until recently.
This is a really cool conclusion to the trilogy!
Tomo and Katie both have grown a lot compared to how they were in the first book. I rooted for them to find a way to solve their problems. The mythology is interesting and had me eager to find out more as well.
I was a little disappointed that the friends Katie made in the first book were almost absent in book two and this book as well. Tomo's best friend does get more screentime and I loved his scenes, I will confess. He's a bit of a thug, but a likeable one.
There are some really intense and action-packed events, and I had a hard time putting the book down. This is a really gripping read.
The ending is very satisfying and I'll most certainly reread this trilogy in the future. I'll also keep an eye out for Sun's next release.
Why should you read it:
It's a really cool Paranormal YA set in Japan.