Monday, February 20, 2012

Review: Katana

Title: Katana
Author: Cole Gibser
Published: March 8, 2012
Source: eGalley

Kill Bill meets Buffy in this supernatural samurai tale.
Rileigh Martin would love to believe that adrenaline gave her the uncanny courage and strength to fend off three muggers. But it doesn't explain her dreams of fifteenth-century Japan, the incredible fighting skills she suddenly possesses, or the strange voice giving her battle tips and danger warnings. While worrying that she's going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she's harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior.

Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana--a deadly Japanese sword that's also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she's always been and embracing the warrior inside her.

Katana will immerse you fully and completely in the world of Rileigh Martin. I found myself thinking about the book even after I had stopped reading. Planning out the different scenarios that could possibly happen! If your looking for a easy and fun read that'll leave you guessing, then pick up a copy of Katana when it's available!

The cover describes the book perfectly! Even if that isn't how I pictured the swords, the cover still works! Plus I love how they incorperated certain things from the the book! :)

I was thrown into the plot from day one. The writing style of the book was very easy to follow and was well written. The actual story line kept me guessing! First thinking it was someone, the quickly changing my mind. The idea behind the story was new and refreshing and it hasn't been written yet. I mean who would've thought of combining concepts from Kill Bill and Buffy for an action filled adventure! :)

The characters were awesome! Some were butt-kicking ninja's/samurai, and others were the gay best friend that every girl knows she wants! They were funny and acted like real people, but with something much more cool going on in their lives! Some of the names were a little hard to pronounce, but other than that, the characters were sweet!!

Rileigh is going through a rough time. She was mugged and found out she has super awesome fighting skills. It was a major shock to her and she had no idea. Yet she takes it all in stride. Sure she thinks she is crazy, but then as more and more things happen she learns to accept it and embrace the awesome! I loved Rileigh, yet I still can't figure out how to pronounce her name. I spent probably 10 minutes trying to figure out how to say her name every 30 or so pages...

All in all:
I loved this book! It was eventful and didn't drag on and on like some book can! It defiantly should be put on your to be read piles!! 51 out of 51 tacos! :)
~~Sam :)

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