Ink by Amanda Sun
Publication: June 25th, 2013 by Harlequin Teens
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I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.
the heels of a family tragedy,
the last thing Katie Greene wants to do
is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka,
Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can
barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of
taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.
gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did
he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer.
But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying
the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being
near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the
wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.
Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.
Poison by Bridget Zinn
Publication: March 12th, 2013 by Disney Hyperion
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Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a
highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is
on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save
it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best:
poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former
But for the first time ever, her poisoned dart miss.
a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek
with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s
not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and
Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is
determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be
able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no
damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this
romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls