Sunday, June 3, 2012

Katana Review + Giveaway

Rileigh Martin is a sarcastic skater girl. When she and her best friend Quentin get mugged she is mysteriously able to take matters into her own hands and fend off the attackers with amazing fighting skills she never knew she had. She wants to believe it was an extreme adrenaline rush, but that doesn't explain the strange dreams she has about a 15th Samurai, and the voice inside her head that warns her about danger. When a good looking martial arts instructor named Kim visits Rileigh and tells her she's been possessed by a 15th century samurai, she is afraid she's losing her mind. Kim tries to convince Rileigh to train as a fighter and embrace her inner samurai. And as if being possibly possessed by a samurai isn't enough, she's starting to develop feelings for Kim and another boy from school. Rileigh must decide whether or not to embrace the warrior within at the risk of losing herself.

Katana is an amazing, fabulous book. It's sarcastic in all the right places and is action packed. Each of the characters is intriguing and fun to follow. Cole Gibsen is the master of metaphors and wields them as well as Rileigh manipulates her katana. I can't sing enough praise for this book, I had a very hard time putting it down, finding myself lost in Rilegh's world and hanging on tightly waiting to read what happened next. I am anxiously awaiting the second installment.

Now for the giveaway, one person will win a signed copy of Katana plus a signed Katana bookmark. Two people will win signed Katana bookmarks + other Katana swag. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter and be sure to follow the blog and leave a comment answering the following question: If you could be possessed by anyone (profession wise or person) who would you choose and why?

*Giveaway open internationally, closes on 6-17-12


  1. I think I'd want to be possessed by a druidic princess. Why? Because I adore anything and everything Irish and Celtic. It'd be fun.

  2. I'd say someone who knows everything about any mythology there ever was, or maybe someone who lived before the 10th century. The research I have to do for my current WIP would be SO much simpler!