15 Dec Jet Black and the Ninja Wind
Jet Black and the Ninja Wind novel by husband and wife team, Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani offers a refreshing twist to the young adult fiction theme from the likes of Twilight and The Hunger Games, with a story evoking the atmosphere and richness of Japanese culture and mythology, delving into the lore of the ninja.
The story centers on Rika Kuroi (Jet Black), a teenage Japanese girl living on a Navajo reservation in the United States. After her mother’s tragic death, she finds herself “traveling to the ancestral home she’s never known to meet unfamiliar kin and uncover her own mysterious heritage. She soon learns that a powerful organization is after her, certain that she holds the key to a long-hidden treasure of immense value. As Jet embraces her mystic skills as a rare female ninja, she tries to uncover the secret her family has held safe for centuries, while unraveling her complicated feelings toward Takumi, the young man in charge of hunting her down.” Link