Rileigh Martin would love to believe that adrenaline gave her the uncanny courage and strength to fend off three muggers. But it doesn’t explain her dreams of fifteenth 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.
If you love books that have a strong female character, romance, and some mystery then this is definitely a good book to read. Katana has all three tied into the story and it’s great. I really liked Riliegh (the lead character) because she’s the type of character that is likable and can be relatable to people. I would really recommend this book because it has a lot of action in it and it keeps you on your toes wondering if she’s going to except her past life and find the betrayer from long ago or if she’s going to ignore it all and try to live a normal teenage life. – Amanda, Teen Clerk