Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date Published: May 1, 2015
A long, long time ago, before the world was as we know it, Izanami and Izanagi came into being. Two of the first of the ancient gods of Japan, they crafted the world from ink and their own imaginations. Izanagi wants, more than anything, to be with Izanami—but one moment of pride could tear them apart forever.
Yuki and Tanaka have been friends for as long as they can remember, but lately deeper feelings have been bubbling beneath the surface. How do they navigate the transition from friendship to true love without destroying the powerful bond between them?
Set a millennia apart, can these two couples, living parallel love stories, find their happily-ever-afters?
And I was absolutely correct. It's been about a year since I've read one of her books, but I fell back into the characters rather quickly. There were two entirely different stories going on in this, one folklore and one more contemporary romance, and I enjoyed both of them.
Unlike the other novella, Shadow, this was a spin off of the series featuring the friends of Katie Greene as well as the beginning to the paranormal aspect of the series.
Yuki and Tanaka's story was freaking adorable and Izanami and Izanagi's was beautiful and heartbreaking.
Highly recommend this series to everyone ever in the world. Because I adore it. It's the only series I but in paperback. I'd get Rise and Shadow as paperback if it were available.