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[Reading] ➺ Removed By S.J. Pajonas – E17streets4all.co.uk Can she piece together the truth before Earth s last city tears itself apart It s easy for Sanaa to ignore the first signs of trouble After all, she s living her dream with a job and life she loves Bu Can she piece together the truth before Earth s last city tears itself apart It s easy for Sanaa to ignore the first signs of trouble After all, she s living her dream with a job and life she loves But when she s reassigned as a data analyst for a mysterious, well connected man, she starts to piece together the alarming reality Corrupt clans vie for control of the city, desperate for a ticket off the dying planetAs war looms between the clans, Sanaa s new boss sends her to train with Jiro, an expert swordsman Forbidden to share the dangerous secrets she s learned with her family, she confides in Jiro, bringing them closer with every word, strike, and parry Together, they realize that Sanaa s boss is keeping secrets of his ownWhen the truth comes to light, the war and Sanaa s world could be changed forever To save her family and forge a new peace for her city, Sanaa has no choice but to risk her life for the human raceRemoved is the first installment in the Nogiku Series, a saga of post apocalyptic sci fi novels set in future Japan If you like tenacious heroines, sizzling chemistry, and unique post apoc settings, then you ll love S J Pajonas dystopian adventure.Removed

Sign up for S J Pajonas s New Releases mailing list Stephanie S J is a writer, knitter, amateur astrologer, Capricorn, Japanophile, and USA Today Best Selling author She loves foxes, owls, sushi, yoga pants, Evernote, and black tea When she s not writing, she s thinking about writing or spending time outside, unless it s winter She hates winter Someday she ll own a house in both hemispheres so she can avoid the season entirely She s a mom to two great kids, one feisty dog named Lulu Ninja Assassin, and lives with her husband and family outside NYC When it comes to her work, expect the unexpected She doesn t write anything typical Find her online at.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader with every word, strike, and parry Together, they realize that Sanaa s boss is keeping secrets of his ownWhen the truth comes to light, the war and Sanaa s world could be changed forever To save her family and forge a new peace for her city, Sanaa has no choice but to risk her life for the human raceRemoved is the first installment in the Nogiku Series, a saga of post apocalyptic sci fi novels set in future Japan If you like tenacious heroines, sizzling chemistry, and unique post apoc settings, then you ll love S J Pajonas dystopian adventure."/>
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Removed
  • S.J. Pajonas
  • English
  • 01 July 2018
  • 1940599032

10 thoughts on “Removed

  1. says:

    Earlier this year I was introduced to S.J Pajonas through Crash Land on Kurai, the first book in the Hikoboshi series Knowing it was a spinoff of the Nogiku series, I was somewhat tentative to dive into the story I feared I would not understand the story without having first read the Nogiku series This fear proved to be unfounded Crash Land on Kurai was a wonderful read in and of itself but I was still left wanting to read the Nogiku series There were comments and references made that l Earlier this year I was introduced to S.J Pajonas through Crash Land on Kurai, the first book in the Hikoboshi series Knowing it was a spinoff of the Nogiku series, I was somewhat tentative to dive into the story I feared I would not understand the story without having first read the Nogiku series This fear proved to be unfounded Crash Land on Kurai was a wonderful read in and of itself but I was still left wanting to read the Nogiku series There were comments and references made that left me curious to see how the series played out not to mention, the series sounded wonderful.Thus, I was eager to give Removed a read It sounded like a wonderful read and I couldn t wait to get those answers I was hoping to receive before I continued through the Hikoboshi series A dystopian society based around Japanese cultures it goes without saying that I was interested in finding out , and that I wanted to fill in those blanks.If the truth is to be known, I didn t enjoy this one quite as much as I enjoyed Crash Land on Kurai Both were brilliant books, but they had rather different tones Having read Crash Land on Kurai, I was expecting something different from this one It is not that this book is bad so very far from it I simply believe I would have appreciated ithad I not read Crash Land on Kurai first For those who have read the Nogiku series, however, I would certainly suggest going on to read the Hikoboshi series it is promising to be evenwonderful than what the Nogiku series is promising to be.Nevertheless, as I said, this book was a great read It took me a few chapters before I was really pulled into this story, but once the ball was rolling it was extremely difficult to put down So much happened throughout this one, so many things were revealed I could mention so many of the individual plot lines, but I would have no idea where to start so much grabbed my attention, so much left me excited forThere really are so many layers to this story, leaving you with very high expectations for the rest of the series Do I believe the rest of the series will hold up Hell yeah, I do The way this one ends promises so many wonderful things, many new twists and turns It s not just the expectations from Crash Land on Kurai that have me saying this Removed really does leave you with the belief this series is going places.Without a doubt, I fell in love with the storyline and characters Already, I ve been telling other people to pick up the book, needing people to join me in my enjoyment Without a doubt, I m diving into book two I needof this world I need to see how things play out.After just two books, I m positive S.J Pajonas is going to be one of those authors whose books I make a crazy grab for whenever I can Put simply I m hooked

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    I really liked this one Sanaa is a hard working youngster, driven to try and help alleviate many of the problems holding up humanity s flight to the stars, while living in the last large underground city However, time is running out The Earth s crust is breaking up and the climate is steadily deteriorating Sanaa has always assumed that she would continue to pursue her studies, having worked very hard to distinguish herself And then one day it all changes She is yanked away from her friends I really liked this one Sanaa is a hard working youngster, driven to try and help alleviate many of the problems holding up humanity s flight to the stars, while living in the last large underground city However, time is running out The Earth s crust is breaking up and the climate is steadily deteriorating Sanaa has always assumed that she would continue to pursue her studies, having worked very hard to distinguish herself And then one day it all changes She is yanked away from her friends and the job she loves and told she needs to pursue a different path while not really understanding what that path is This could have been a really hard sell that are lively, intelligent protagonist is completely derailed from her life s ambitions and yet somehow goes along with the flow without creating too many waves However, Pajonas has been clever in setting up the world where she is an orphan living with her aunt and her lover a world where obedience and doing your best is highly prized in a society teetering on the edge of obliteration.In many ways, this story is comfortingly familiar to anyone who reads this genre in that we have a youngster immersed in what they believe to be their life s ambition, often with the difficult start, and doing very well At some stage, everything suddenly falls apart as they are forced into embracing a fardifficult, often darker occupation and in following this path, on the advice of some mysterious mentor, they encounter romance.What I think makes this one stand out, is the complexity of the characterisation and the layers of society and sheer detail we get of Sanaa s everyday life This gives us a greater understanding of not only her actions, but her thoughts and her doubts While the romance was predictable, I was relieved there were no major quarrels or upsets and it is genuinely sweet One interesting difference was that Sanaa had previously experienced two very unsatisfactory love affairs and talks quite frankly about them which is atypical in this kind of story However, I don t want you to go away with the idea that this is all about the romance it isn t and if it had been I wouldn t have enjoyed it as much as I did This book does what all good science fiction achieves takes me to a different place and a different time and immerses me in a completely different culture, leaving me wondering what I d do if it were me Recommended for fans of character led, adventure science fiction.9 10

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    This review stands for books 1, 2, 3 and 4 all are included in a boxed set that I bought.I ll start with the good the world building was excellent, well thought out and utterly believable the author definitely knows the culture and history of Japan the pacing wasn t too quick, the story took its time, which left me time to appreciate everything the plot was original, as was Sanaa s affinity to animals.Now with what I liked less Sanaa has definitely an affinity to animals, she love This review stands for books 1, 2, 3 and 4 all are included in a boxed set that I bought.I ll start with the good the world building was excellent, well thought out and utterly believable the author definitely knows the culture and history of Japan the pacing wasn t too quick, the story took its time, which left me time to appreciate everything the plot was original, as was Sanaa s affinity to animals.Now with what I liked less Sanaa has definitely an affinity to animals, she loves them but she eats them when she reaches Yusei Do you eat the people you love Back on Earth, everybody had turned vegetarian or rather vegan, since there were not many animals left and nobody died Yes, there were mock meat and mock fish, but what were they made of The same ingredients you could find on Yusei So, I didn t get that Poor chickens and porks Every animal in the kingdom is waiting to talk to her well, scorpios, spiders and snakes too Conveniently, only cats, dogs, horses, some birds not chickens and big impressive animals come to her How fortunate.My main problem, though, was Sanaa herself she is made of everything that made me give up on YA whiny, the world revolves around her, she s constantly crying, how many sacrifices she makes for others, others even long time friends who turn on her for no good reasons, she blames everything on her actions, she s always depressed I know her future isn t what she expected it to be, but once she had digested the news, she never mads the most of the situation And she made some seriously bad decisions you come back to a town that has been set fire to, you have been set up by a rival clan in the media and you say nothing Worse, you run elsewhere without explaining anything That s one example among others I had a really hard time portraying her as an empress, as someone responsible for possibly a whole planet and its people When she suddenly bursts into action, it lookslike a child who saw something she wants and wants it now sword, bow, animals, chip, whatever I wouldn t want her as a ruler, no way.So great worldbuilding, bad Sanaa These books really made me crave some sake, though

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    This book pretty much blew me away and it s going to be one of those that stays with me for days I love post apocalyptic tales and sci fi Throw in some historical elements, a little romance well, maybethan a little , even geisha, and you have a completely unique, original tale that completely captured me from beginning to end.This book was very well written and edited and the world building was clever and very descriptive I could see this world clearly in my mind Learning about the Ja This book pretty much blew me away and it s going to be one of those that stays with me for days I love post apocalyptic tales and sci fi Throw in some historical elements, a little romance well, maybethan a little , even geisha, and you have a completely unique, original tale that completely captured me from beginning to end.This book was very well written and edited and the world building was clever and very descriptive I could see this world clearly in my mind Learning about the Japanese culture and food was fun and left me hungry forI m very impressed with this first novel from Pajonas and can t wait to continue this journey with Sanaa, Jiro, Mark, and all the rest Well done

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    I received a copy of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest reviewI received this book through a RaR program that my author friend Sarah Noffke runs through her fan group It is the second one reviewed the first being JN Chaney s awesome book The Amber Project , and there are manyto come I was excited to read this because I am a fan of Japanese culture like the author My boyfriend Pasha may he rest in peace was half Japanese and introduced me to so much of thI received a copy of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest reviewI received this book through a RaR program that my author friend Sarah Noffke runs through her fan group It is the second one reviewed the first being JN Chaney s awesome book The Amber Project , and there are manyto come I was excited to read this because I am a fan of Japanese culture like the author My boyfriend Pasha may he rest in peace was half Japanese and introduced me to so much of the rich culture I read Arthur Golden s Memoirs of a Geisha and learned as much about the history after that I would love to go someday I wanted to go with Pasha, but that will unfortunately not be an option However, this book immersed me in the language and culture, and I really enjoyed that aspect of the book.Now that I have gotten that out of the wayThe book is really only a 3.5 star rating, but I round up, not down It s not a bad book It s definitely not what I was expecting, though I honestly don t know what I was expecting I do plan to continue the series, now that the end of this book has such a cliffhanger, but I didn t know if I was going to feel that way at first.The book begins with Sanaa Griffin, an orphan raised by her lesbian aunts The world has gone to hell I mean, it IS a dystopian novel, so that s to be expected , and all people left live in a domed world separated by wards The population is 70% Japaneseit s mainly because they were prepared technologically and the rest of us weren t The dome is temperature controlled and located in Canada, but after hundreds of years, it is falling apart The new mission is to colonize on a new planet named Yuse , and preparations to get people there are under way Sanaa is an engineer, but a strange man comes one day and decides to take her from her job and instead force her to watch surveillance videos of major crime bosses in the Japanese sector Also, there is a love interest Jiro is sexy, with a white streak in his hair, and Sanaa can barely hope he would be interested in her She s been with two men an asshole and a casual friends with benefits relationship with a coworker She hasn t had the best track record in love.So I m not going to give out spoilers, but I had two concerns with this novel For one, most of the book was exposition I kept reading and it took me until about 80% of the way through for anything to really happen to explain the circumstances surrounding Sanaa s new job assignment Yes, she has a blooming relationship and wonders herself what is going on, but I started to get frustrated with the lack of rising action or a climax And two, for a YA book, there s a lot of sex Now don t get me wrong I like a little romance in my novels I don t READ romance novels, but I like romance IN my novels This book is also marked NA, and I think that description matches the book much better I don t think this is appropriate for younger readers I would push that the age for readers of Removed should start at 17 18, and go up from there Wouldn t want my high school students my future ones, anyway to read something with this much sex in it So slow starter, and a little too racy Those are my complaints.The plus side The book is rich in cultural knowledge, heavy on the passion in love, and fascinating when it comes to the world building The ides that inspired the separate districts are clever, and I can see a lotpotential in this series now that it s starting to build into the storyAs I said before, 3.5 or even 3.75, but I round up Maybe now all the exposition is out of the way, the other books will be filled withaction orsuspense More antagonism, I guess you could say is the word I m looking for But the book was not boring the info on Japanese language and culture was fascinating Do not recommend to readers who are not fans or interested in Asian culture Less focus on the dystopia angle in this book, andfocus on Sanaa personally and the role she plays in her new life And, of course, the blossoming love between Samaa and Jiro Read those passages and be ready with a cold shower afterward

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    Removed is a unique fusion of the modern and traditional I relished the artful way this story was put together from the martial arts and sword fighting, to the futuristic dome world of Japan this elegantly told sci fi tale is a treat for readers who crave a decadent dollop of culture atop their stories du jour.20 year old, Sanaa, is a sweet, but sassy protagonist Naive in some ways, but far from ignorant Throughout the story her personality is painted in such a way, that envisioning her is Removed is a unique fusion of the modern and traditional I relished the artful way this story was put together from the martial arts and sword fighting, to the futuristic dome world of Japan this elegantly told sci fi tale is a treat for readers who crave a decadent dollop of culture atop their stories du jour.20 year old, Sanaa, is a sweet, but sassy protagonist Naive in some ways, but far from ignorant Throughout the story her personality is painted in such a way, that envisioning her is effortless.And while Sanaa is a delightful character, by the end of the book, she kicks total butt My kinda girl Having been orphaned very young, she was raised by her aunties another element I thought was done well by incorporating a diverse family unit that I m positive will be evencommon in the future and is about to learn the secret of her parents and who she is meant to become Her growth by the end of the story is one worth cheering for.I don t want to give too much away, but I ll say the plot offers some nice surprises, while a side dish of romance is served alongside it Which brings me to Sanaa s love interest, Jiro sigh He was a refreshing change Skilled, clever, and down to earth Did I mention his crazy cool tattoos Yep, he s got them.Have you noticed all my food metaphors That s because after reading this book I ve got food on the brain Pajonas brief but thoughtful descriptions of the Japanese cuisine left my mouth watering Bento box, anyone Yum And the fabrics and fashion swoon One of my favorite parts of visiting Asia besides the food is all the lush silks and detailed embroidery Pajonas does not disappoint by leaving these out There s no doubt the author knows the Japanese culture well, and weaves it in with the storytelling seamlessly.Having been to Japan a few times myself, I can say from experience, the foreign culture takes a short adjustment period if you re from my side of the world That s typical All countries do And similarly, there s a brief adjustment required in reading this story because of the rich language and traits, but that s part of what makes it so real and so grand Once you get used to the combination of languages, you gain a genuine appreciation of the time and thought the author put into this story s authenticity.And since Japan always seems to be on the cutting edge of technology, imagining it home to the future of society makes a whole lot of sense.If you re looking for something unique and imaginative to read, you should give this first book in the Nogiku Series a try, and I m quite certain you ll be glad you did

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    Check out my blog to see Reviews of Book and Movies, and check out some Recipes This book has an excellent base idea The delivery is close to completion, but it needs quite a bit of polish in the editing department, at least as it relates to the mobi Kindle copy I almost feel as though this book should have actually been written as a historical fiction There was an extensive about of time and repeated instances of passages that dealt entirely with Japanese customs and courtesies I enjoyed th Check out my blog to see Reviews of Book and Movies, and check out some Recipes This book has an excellent base idea The delivery is close to completion, but it needs quite a bit of polish in the editing department, at least as it relates to the mobi Kindle copy I almost feel as though this book should have actually been written as a historical fiction There was an extensive about of time and repeated instances of passages that dealt entirely with Japanese customs and courtesies I enjoyed this, but it seemed odd in the timeline setting that SO much would be the same when this is supposed to be set at least 1000 years in the future While reading in multiple locations it appeared apparent that some of the timeline of events had been changed because there would be whole paragraphs and sections of a chapter that would be repeated later in the book, especially in the beginning It would have been beneficial to haveof the Japanese language usage explained with a translation or withcontext Overall S.J Pajones really has made a spectacular world which I still feel needs to be timelines in the past as it didn t mesh well with me , she created wonderful characters, and I hope to see a release withpolish to work out the kinks Great start so far I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review

  8. says:

    When my friend Steph said she was going to write a book, I will admit, I was not very intrigued And then she said it was Japanese inspired, and in the future, and the world had fallen to pieces and the last inhabitants lived in a dome Uh, what now Sure, I liked sushi and geishas, but was not a fan of sci fi or end of the earth stories But I love to read, so I offered to be a beta reader, AND I LOVED ALL OF IT Throughout the process I loved seeing all of the changes, the development of the c When my friend Steph said she was going to write a book, I will admit, I was not very intrigued And then she said it was Japanese inspired, and in the future, and the world had fallen to pieces and the last inhabitants lived in a dome Uh, what now Sure, I liked sushi and geishas, but was not a fan of sci fi or end of the earth stories But I love to read, so I offered to be a beta reader, AND I LOVED ALL OF IT Throughout the process I loved seeing all of the changes, the development of the characters I love this book I love the characters I am in love with the Japanese culture, and the powerful story that Steph has created She is amazing writer Thanks to her words, I ve fallen in love with Japanese Izakaya food, my family now is a fixture at our local Izakaya We are planning a trip to Japan And I now love post apocalyptic dystopian stories This book series changed my life I am so excited that she s self publishing and I can finally share these amazing books with the world I have read the beta versions of the next two books and all I have to say is, if you like this, just wait The whole series is AMAZING Stephanie is a brilliant author And I m not just saying that because she s my friend

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    I received a copy of Removed from the Author in exchange for an honest review Apologies first of all for taking a while to get this review upI enjoyed this book a lot I feel, however, that a reader needs to be really comfortable with reading literature that uses words from other languages or else they can lose interest Fortunately, this was not the case for me I can t say that I identified with the heroine, Sanaa but I still felt invested enough to carry on with the story What did stand out I received a copy of Removed from the Author in exchange for an honest review Apologies first of all for taking a while to get this review upI enjoyed this book a lot I feel, however, that a reader needs to be really comfortable with reading literature that uses words from other languages or else they can lose interest Fortunately, this was not the case for me I can t say that I identified with the heroine, Sanaa but I still felt invested enough to carry on with the story What did stand out for me was the quality of the author s writing With many read for reviews, I have to ignore poor grammar or misuse of words and focus on the story to enjoy it With this book, the author writes so well and descriptively that it s hard to believe it s her first novel.I hope that we do not have to wait too long to read book 2

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    I wish I could have finished this but at 26% it had yet to get to the point I have an incredibly short attention span and I was holding out until the love interest dude reared his head again, but once he re entered the scene, the story continued its maddening lack of forward motion The worldbuilding kept me around for a pretty long time as well, considering, but the main character was lackluster and after pages and pages of inertia, I stopped caring about where the story was going, if, in fa I wish I could have finished this but at 26% it had yet to get to the point I have an incredibly short attention span and I was holding out until the love interest dude reared his head again, but once he re entered the scene, the story continued its maddening lack of forward motion The worldbuilding kept me around for a pretty long time as well, considering, but the main character was lackluster and after pages and pages of inertia, I stopped caring about where the story was going, if, in fact, it was going anywhere

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