Ink and Ashes

By Always Me

Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani is a fantastic debut YA mystery thriller that deserves more attention. Overall, Maetani's debut has been one of my favorite reads of the year. I was hooked right away and sped quickly through it - while still attempting to savor the story. If you're interested in Japanese culture, tightly knit families and friends, plus a crackling mystery thriller, you might want to try Ink and Ashes.