Fiction books do not often catch my eye, but this one has giant dragons and a portal to another dimension. Eighteen-year- old Keiko is determined to fulfil her father’s dying wish and travels to Tokyo to search for “the Gate.” Very quickly she finds spirits and other mysterious creatures. The author uses great imagery in this fast-paced fantasy, making it a great getaway read or a great beach book.
Nancy Pennington is the English Book Buyer/Event Coordinator at the Carrollton, Texas store. She has worked in bookstores most of her life, including the University of Hawai’I Bookstore and Barnes & Noble. She is a self-confessed “pen nut” and was first drawn into the Chicago Kinokuniya by the marvelous Japanese pens and notebooks.