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Katana (Katana Series #1)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Katana is a fantastic kick-butt novel with humor, drama, action

Katana is a fantastic kick-butt novel with humor, drama, action and romance. Cole Gibsen is right when she says it’s a Kill Bill meets Buffy in a supernatural samurai tale. Gibsen is also a fantastic kick-butt writer. I enjoyed the way she delivered this fascinati...
Katana is a fantastic kick-butt novel with humor, drama, action and romance. Cole Gibsen is right when she says it’s a Kill Bill meets Buffy in a supernatural samurai tale. Gibsen is also a fantastic kick-butt writer. I enjoyed the way she delivered this fascinating storyline, and I'm so glad to know there will be a second book coming out in March 2013.

Rileigh's just completed her junior year of high school, and she and her best friend Quentin are on their way to an end-of-school party when three muggers have different plans for Rileigh. When Rileigh beats up all three muggers, she knows something strange is happening, and she definitely knows something is not right when Kim, the good looking eighteen year old Asian guy, tells her she is his reincarnated love of his life and a samurai warrior, Senshi. Rileigh wants off this insane rollercoaster ride and to just go back to being the normal skater teenager before the three muggers and gorgeous Kim came along and sent her heart racing.

There're also three more characters I really liked: Michelle, Braden, and Drew. All three are fun, but Michelle and Braden’s relationship was definitely a different kind of romance. They are samurai too, and trying to help Kim to show Rileigh the truth about who she is. Kim's love for Rileigh stole my heart. Kim is a guy of few words, but the words he does say are heart-melting. Kim is swoon-worthy.

Katana is a Kick-butt novel about a kick-ass, tough, skater, samurai girl named Rileigh who awakens to a life she never thought she could have, with a love she thought was only in fairytales. I recommend Katana as a must read.

posted by iheartyabooks on March 8, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I've got one word to describe this book. ORIGINAL. It was not an

I've got one word to describe this book. ORIGINAL. It was not anything I expected, and it was really freakin good. At first I wasn't sure I'd like it, but it didn't take long for me to get into the book. Once that happened I couldn't put it down.

When I said this boo...
I've got one word to describe this book. ORIGINAL. It was not anything I expected, and it was really freakin good. At first I wasn't sure I'd like it, but it didn't take long for me to get into the book. Once that happened I couldn't put it down.

When I said this book was original I meant it. From the fact that it involves Japanese warriors to reincarnation ( in a way). And believable. The story behind each of the warriors will tug at your heart strings, and I can only hope that we will get future books with more chances to connect with all of them.

Kim, oh Kim. Can we have more please? He was bold and direct, but knew how to be sweet and caring. There was some back and forth between Kim and Rileigh that I enjoyed reading. A lot of times when both MCs are wishy-washy I get frustrated, but not this time. Kim was the one that waited for Rileigh to accept who she was.

Rileigh was an interesting character. She was very typical teen and I admit there were a couple of times I struggled liking her. But then again if faced with the same revelations she learned, there's a very good chance I'd react with the same confusion and denial that she did. In the end I did like her and I did connect with her character.

Overall, yeah you need to read this book. It's different, it's intriguing, and it will capture your attention.

posted by WhatsOntheBookshelf on April 21, 2012

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

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    I've got one word to describe this book. ORIGINAL. It was not an

    I've got one word to describe this book. ORIGINAL. It was not anything I expected, and it was really freakin good. At first I wasn't sure I'd like it, but it didn't take long for me to get into the book. Once that happened I couldn't put it down.

    When I said this book was original I meant it. From the fact that it involves Japanese warriors to reincarnation ( in a way). And believable. The story behind each of the warriors will tug at your heart strings, and I can only hope that we will get future books with more chances to connect with all of them.

    Kim, oh Kim. Can we have more please? He was bold and direct, but knew how to be sweet and caring. There was some back and forth between Kim and Rileigh that I enjoyed reading. A lot of times when both MCs are wishy-washy I get frustrated, but not this time. Kim was the one that waited for Rileigh to accept who she was.

    Rileigh was an interesting character. She was very typical teen and I admit there were a couple of times I struggled liking her. But then again if faced with the same revelations she learned, there's a very good chance I'd react with the same confusion and denial that she did. In the end I did like her and I did connect with her character.

    Overall, yeah you need to read this book. It's different, it's intriguing, and it will capture your attention.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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