Katana- Cole Gibsen

Written By: Kellie - Mar• 07•12

This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Synopsis: Rileigh Martin would love to believe that adrenaline had given her the uncanny courage and strength to fend off three muggers. But it doesn’t explain her dreams of 15th-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.

Review: I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading Katana but I definitely wasn’t disappointed. Katana is in one word, cool. I’d even go so far as very cool. It’s well thought out, has a great concept and characters you really root for. Plus, I would absolutely agree with the comparisons everyone keeps making to Buffy and Kill Bill, and what’s not to love about that? Still, I didn’t looovvve it and I can’t really say why.

There were a lot of really great action scenes in Katana, which is what really defined this story for me. I’m hardly an action novel junky but without question, Cole Gibsen can write a fight. I also really enjoyed the main character’s journey as she learned what she was capable of, taking her from a fairly average girl with no combat skills to speak of to someone you really don’t want to mess with.

If you’re a big fan of action, then you need to give Katana a read. This was a fun book with some really cool elements that you wont want to miss.

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  1. Sophia Rose says:

    I love action and you got my attention when you said he could write a fight scene. Sounds like a good read!

    Thanks for sharing your review!

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