Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"Waiting on" Wednesday: Katana by Cole Gibsen

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are barely able to restrain our enthusiasm for.

My pick this week is Katana by Cole Gibsen due out March 8, 2012 by Flux.

Summary from Goodreads:
KatanaKill 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.

My Thoughts:

A teenage ninja? Awesome. Hopefully the Buffy reference isn't just something to hook the readers (when I think Buffy I think kick-ass and snarky which is always way good in my book). And besides, my two years of taking Japanese in high school (many years ago) has left me with a lifelong residual interest in their culture and histories.  


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