Title: Removed (The Nogiku Series #1)
Author: S.J. Pajonas
Published Date: September 11th 2013
Genre: Acton / Love / Sci Fi Hints
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Duty knows no family. Love has no price. Secrets can cost you everything.
Twenty-year-old Sanaa Griffin is about to get more than she bargained for when she wishes for love, happiness, and excitement on New Year’s Eve. Ripped from the job she always loved, she is reassigned to work for mysterious Mark Sakai and spy on the corrupt leaders of her city. War looms on the horizon, and Sanaa must help Sakai determine the key players and their weak spots before it’s too late.
Mark Sakai has many plans for Sanaa that will take her into a web of lies and danger, and her only protection is to learn to defend herself. But defense training under the watchful eye of Jiro, a strong and enigmatic young man she has a crush on, was not what she expected. Between falling in love with Jiro and the information she is gathering, Sanaa realizes Sakai is holding back secrets about her family and her deceased parents, secrets as to why she was chosen for this job, and learning the truth puts all of humanity in jeopardy.
REMOVED is the first book in a captivating post-apocalyptic series that harnesses the cultures and traditions of Japan and sweeps them into the future between Earth and a faraway land.
As the synopsis says it chronicles the adventures of a twenty year old girl who finds herself involved in the politics of the various clans and businesses in a domed city I will think of as Japan competing for the future leadership of the colony planet(s) the six million plus humans left on the world are going to migrate to.
Unless you are already familiar with Japanese culture you will, as I did at first, struggle to mentally pronounce the various titles you are introduced to, but I promise you it is worth
effort. The story is fast moving with well described action scenes, including martial arts with and without weapons. It has everything – – a good love story, a description of life in the future that will leave you thinking, a heroine any girl would identify with and a man would want as his partner. Please do not do as I so nearly did, read the synopsis and reject it. I do not give five stars lightly and this is worth every one.
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