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(Paper Gods #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,082 ratings  ·  163 reviews
After almost a year in Japan, Katie Greene has finally unearthed the terrible secret behind her boyfriend Tomohiro's deadly ability to bring drawings to life—not only is he descended from Kami, the ancient Japanese gods, but he is the heir to a tragedy that occurred long ago, a tragedy that is about to repeat.

Even as the blood of a vengeful god rages inside Tomo, Katie is
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
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Amanda Sun Thanks Ally! Currently yes, this is the last Paper Gods novel. But I have a new YA Fantasy out May 2016 that should feel at home to Paper Gods readers…moreThanks Ally! Currently yes, this is the last Paper Gods novel. But I have a new YA Fantasy out May 2016 that should feel at home to Paper Gods readers with its monsters and diverse cast. It's called HEIR TO THE SKY and it's already up to add to your goodreads shelf :D(less)

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Sep 13, 2014 marked it as to-read
I am so excited for this one.


So, this thing has been sitting on my "currently reading" shelf for weeks, because I can't muster the strength to discuss it. I usually love to review things right away, even if I hated them...but I just can't with this series. Sorry, not sorry and all that. Also, here's a warning that there will be swearing below.

So let's keep this brief:

- Katie is the ultimate Mary Sue who is so special despite the fact that she does literally nothing in the entire book. (view spoiler)
Joood Hooligan
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I have been waiting for this book since the moment I finished Rain, about a year ago. I had pre-ordered this as a Christmas present to myself, because I love me so much and I knew I deserved this.

When I did finally get it, I was afraid to start it. Not because I was worried I wouldn't like it, but because I did not want it to end.

It didn't take long for my curiosity to get the better of me, and I started reading it.

Amusing thing, I knew I liked this seriou
jessica ☾
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Yikes, what a let down. I honestly could hardly finish this, which was completely unexpected after enjoying the first two. I can’t find it in me to lower this to one star, even though that’s definitely what it deserves.
Julianna Helms
Dec 12, 2014 marked it as to-read
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was a paperback I got from Amazon Vine for review.

Diversity Rating: 3 – Closer to Reality

5 (most characters are Japanese)
QUILTBAG: 2 (Ishikawa is gay, but his role troubles me)
Disability: 0
Intersectionality: 2 (Gay Japanese boy, Tomo from one-parent family, and others)

Though my ratings for this series have been a bit middling in the past (3.5 for the first book, 2 for the second), my feelings for this series are a lot more enth
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I already read Ink, which I absolutely adore and love. Rain doesn't meet my expectations, but Storm certainly hits the right marks. It is darker than Ink, and Amanda Sun takes a deeper step into Japanese mythology. I myself have never heard of these gods before (examples include: Amaterasu, Susanoo, Tsukuyomi), but their stories are fascinating. They remind me of Greek mythology, but unlike Greek mythology, these stories are a breath of fresh air. Though they are ancient, they are created anew b ...more
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
After the ending to Rain, I was left with a million questions, all with absolutely no answers.

Storm picks right back up with where Rain ended, just a few days after. Katie's having issues, Tomohiro's having issues, and Jun's having serious issues. Everyone's having issues. GAH. What has the world come to?

Katie and Tomo are on a race to put a stop to the waging war of kami blood inside Tomo, because if not, the kami blood will take over and he'll destroy everything. But to make matters worse, Jun
Dec 12, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-release
Expected publication: June 30th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
May 13, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars I enjoyed this more than I thought the action picked up significantly in this book but it didn't blow me away ...more
Jan 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I still love the insight of the Japanese culture and setting. Overall the book was good but the first part of the book was kind of slow.
Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Book Review
Title: Storm
Author: Amanda Sun
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Romance
Rating: ****
Review: I was so excited about the final instalment in the Paper Gods trilogy. This book opens almost immediately after where Rain finished. We see Katie and Tomo looking for a way to put Tomo’s violent Kami blood to sleep but everyone else (their parents, teachers etc.) wants to keep them apart. With Tomo and Jun being on opposite sides of the coming war Katie tries everything to make Jun see sense but at this point h
Emelie 🦉
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm so relieved that the last book was sooo much better than the second.

It was a good conclusion to this series and I'm satisfied overall. I do think some things at the end could've been handled different but whatever, it is what it is ;)
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-books
This book was my favorite of the series. I'm still tied up in the story even though I have finished the series. ...more
Madeline O'Rourke
I'll be honest, it's been about two weeks since I finished Storm and it's already fading quickly from my mind. I remember the general outline of the story, but I can't remember having any significant thoughts that would lend well to a review. Nothing about the characterisation, plot, pacing, etc.

I guess what this is all means is that Storm was a satisfactory conclusion to a series that I was never all that invested in. It continued the three-star trend. I wasn't upset with how things turned out
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal
Storm Review on K-Books

Storm is a book that has been on my TBR for so long. I read the first two books years ago and really enjoyed them and for some reason just never got around to reading the final book. One of my reading challenges for 2019 is to complete some of my ongoing series so I picked this one up as part of it. I really wish I could say that I loved Storm as much as I did the other books... but I just didn't. I can't really pinpoint anything specific that stopped me loving this book,
Sarah Sammis
May 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Rule of 3 weird in book set in Japan.
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I briefly remember seeing the first book when it was first released. I thought it sounded good and wanted to check it out. Yet, I never did and forgot to write it down to check out. In fact, I still had forgotten about this series until I got this book. Which I did not realize was the final book in the trilogy until I picked it up to read it. I almost thought about not reading this book because it sounded like too much history had taken place in the first two books. However I gave in and tried t ...more
Ranie C
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I think this book was really GREAT!!!! because this book was talking about a girl name Katie Greene. She has been in Japan for like a year. It's about her boyfriend, there was a terrible secret about her boyfriend name Tomohiro ( For short Tomo). He has deadly secret, He has an ability to bring his drawing to lives he can even bring ancient Japanese gods. Katie has a mission she had to fines the three imperial treasures of japan. But there was a problem. The problem was she needs to fines more s ...more
★MC's Corner★
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finale
*sad face*
Yes I’m sad.
I’m sad because Paper Gods ended. It is one of my favorite YA series. I don’t want it to end. UGH!

*MC’s Corner*
Note: Spoilers.
• I’m gonna miss you so much Yuu Tomohiro! *sob*

• If you love YA book don’t miss this series. ITS SO GOOD!
It never disappointed me!

• Plus! You’re going to learn a bit about Japan. Cool!

Harlequin Books
"The third book in the Paper Gods series is filled with action and romance. Reading this well-written roller-coaster ride is like an out-of-body experience, taking readers to a far-away place with a plot made of their wildest dreams. This read, which is part of an amazing series, is worth your time" (RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars).

Paper Gods, book 3
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mythology makes me happy :)

Mythology that reads like a manga/anime makes it even more fun :D

The Twilight vibe is still pretty strong. But still worth reading because mythology. There's a bit of Death Note feels too~ but still mostly interesting because mythology.
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, mythology, ya
I am now a sad nugget that this series is over.
Full review to come.
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
What a wonderful way to wrap the series up! One of the most satisfactory series finales I've ever read. I really, really like this whole series! ...more
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-challenge
I loved this book so much the drawing make the story come alive. All in all I have to say this is a great ending to a really good series.
Bel Watson
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love profusely all the Japanese incorporation, it made the book refreshing and cool. I just couldn't ever stomach the protagonist. Still, good series. ...more
I feel like it's been two years since I actually read this book, but in reality it was only, like, two weeks ago.

What is there to really say about these books? There really isn't a lot to talk about one way or the other. My biggest complaints and questions from the last book were mostly resolved and answered, so I can appreciate the work Amanda Sun put in to make this finale as good as she could.

And for the most part, it was pretty good. If these books didn't have their redeeming qualities the
Ria Bridges
Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it
The final novel of the Paper Gods trilogy ups the action of the previous 2, with Katie, Tomohiro, and Ishikawa trying to fight against Tomohiro’s destiny as they seek the Imperial Treasure of Japan in the belief that they can end the curse of the ink and kami. As such, it takes a leap away from the strong slice-of-life feel that the earlier 2 books had, abeit slice-of-life mixed with supernatural elements. The trend of introducing aspects of Japanese life and language still runs strong, though, ...more
Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it
I probably read Ink around 2014, so my taste in books was a lot different back when I was fifteen. I knew I want to finish the beloved trilogy that I always reread as a younger teen, but I just recently picked up Storm. Maybe I wanted to revisit the same memories I got when I read the book the first time. Anyway, I did end up going back to Ink and Rain to catch up again and remember what happened, and I realized that my opinion of the trilogy now is much different than before.

It's not a bad seri
May 13, 2018 rated it liked it
PopSugar 2018 Reading Challenge: A book with a weather element in the title

This book picks up a few days after the end of "Rain." Katie's Kami powers have been awakened and she is plagued by dreams of Amaterasu telling her she will have to kill Tomo before he loses control of the ink entirely. She learns of the imperial objects, a mirror, a sword, and a jewel, that are the Kamii birthright and could potentially save Tomo. Ishikawa joins them on their quest to find these objects, but meanwhile Ju
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