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.
I really thought Removed could have achieved five stars if we had gotten the same development in pacing and suspense as we got in all of the really fantastic world building that took place in Removed.
Its really impressive just how much thought Pajonas really put into this book because there is just so much to take in that its hard to absorb it all in just reading it one time.
I do that that we could have used more character emotions and involvement to balance out just how heavy all the history is in this book just because there is such an impressive amount of it.
I like that there were so many levels to this book in both culture and possibilities because it expands the many areas Pajonas can take this series in future installments.
Removed is unique, its well written and I hope for Pajonas to create suspense and excitement because it would be nice to have some thrilling adventures in there as well.
Granted its a heavily detailed book that it bogs down what little self exploration there is but Pajonas has really done a great job with this book.
Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from the Author.
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