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PAOLA is a 25-year old teacher, blogger, and lifelong bibliophile. She lives in Las Vegas, NV with her husband and an extremely enthusiastic rat terrier. Among her favorite authors are Robin McKinley, Kate Morton, Garth Nix, Lisa See, Philip Pullman, and Neil Gaiman. Paola cultivates bad habits such as reading in bed, reading while eating, and reading while walking. Please be aware that she has declared war against love triangles and has vowed to eradicate them from the face of the Earth, with very few, very exceptional exceptions. Good books have been known to leave her a shameless, weeping mess for days afterward.

10 Responses

  1. Kim
    Kim June 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm | | Reply

    It’s always saddening when YA has a clearly unhealthy relationship that is shown as something good. I also dislike it when the plot is cast aside in favor of romance. If I wanted to read a romance story, I’d pick up a romance. Great review.

  2. Anahera
    Anahera June 25, 2013 at 1:59 am | | Reply

    Ah, Paola. I enjoyed reading your review so much because it pretty much matches everything I wanted to say about this book. I totally agree about the romance pretty much stonewalling everything else and how I’m pretty sure that Katie only ended up loving Japan because of her hot apparently totally misunderstood douchey love interest. -_- These two annoyed me to no end and my annoyance was only soothed by the pretty drawings. Yes, the pretty drawings. That’s all I really want to say about Ink. Pretty drawings.

    The feelings I have for this book are strong but not in a good way. :\

  3. picturemereading
    picturemereading June 25, 2013 at 5:28 am | | Reply

    I have heard lukewarm reviews of this one..the art was tempting me but if the story stinks..I will pass LOL

  4. Reem @ I Read And Tell
    Reem @ I Read And Tell June 25, 2013 at 6:43 am | | Reply

    I haven’t read the book but a lot of my friends said the very same thing. I hate it when the romance becomes the focus and overrides the actual story. I am usually very interested in anything related to drawings, and so the premise was really promising. But then came my friend’s review. Oh, well..

  5. Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews
    Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews June 25, 2013 at 7:51 am | | Reply

    It was like Bella and Edward but instead, Bella was the one stalking down Edward and going into his bedroom to stare at him while he fake-sleeped lol. I have no idea why Katie was attracted to him, he was a douchebag to her and kept pushing her away. A normal person would get the message and back off but she kept on following him, it made me super uncomfortable and completely unrealistic.

    I was really disappointed with the plot too, it lacked depth and the whole yakuza issue didn’t seem serious enough for the full weight of Tomo’s abilities. I did really want to eat some sushi when I read the book haha and go to Japan :P

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