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The old Heaven is gone. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. When I was six months old, I dropped from the sky -- the lone survivor of a deadly Japanese plane crash. The newspapers called me Heaven.
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I was adopted by a wealthy family in Tokyo, pampered, and protected. For nineteen years, I thought I was lucky. Here's what happened on mine: I lost the person When I was six months old, I dropped from the sky -- the lone survivor of a deadly Japanese plane crash. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Samurai Girl 1. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Book of the Sword , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Book of the Sword. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 12, May rated it it was ok Shelves: young-adult-literature , read , asian-fiction. Unfortunately, it was at the tail end of the series so I couldn't follow what was going on.
Luckily, I discovered that the TV series was based on the book which I was able to get through my library. Disappointment pretty much covers what I felt about this book. I'm sure if I was in Heaven's place where my wedding ceremony is interrupted by an assassin, I too would be pretty shell-shocked too and make dumb mistakes. But that's not what really bugged me about the book. It's the fact that once Heaven finds "sanctuary", she spends all of her time training to be a samurai instead of seeking answers that could help to explain what's going on.
Gee, I don't know. I think I would freak out that the person I'm trying to run away now knows where I now live. Like I said. View all 5 comments. When she was six months old, Heaven was the sole survivor of a plane crash and adopted into a wealthy family. She is sent to find someone named Hiro who will teach her to become something more than a frightened somewhat spoiled rich girl.
He will help her avenge her brother and become a samurai. This book was definitely focusing on thrilling action, cheesey romance, and h When she was six months old, Heaven was the sole survivor of a plane crash and adopted into a wealthy family. This book was definitely focusing on thrilling action, cheesey romance, and hoping to engage a significantly younger audience than nineteen year old girls.
The illustrations throughout complimented the text and were in a very traditional sort of Japanese style.
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The actual writing was fast-paced and entertaining, but the story was broken up by pointless and short point of view shifts that added nothing to the tale itself. Everything is left relatively open-ended with no real resolution in sight. Jan 21, Izzie rated it really liked it. This book is about,Heaven, she fell from an air plane crash when she was a little baby and got adopted by the Kogo family.
For ninteteen years she thought she was lucky but on her wedding day she lost the person she loved most, learned that everything she knew aboaut her family was a lie, and that someone is trying to kill her. Sep 13, Karen Brennan rated it liked it. I took a chance on this book and I'm glad I did. I liked the different writing styles used to get across different characters' points of view. The story is intriguing so far. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. May 27, Michelle rated it it was ok Shelves: young-adult.
I was expecting a fun, quick read about a Japanese main character who learns to kick butt. Instead I got a slog about a very naive girl who doesn't learn much outside of some sweet samurai moves from her love interest and who constantly and exclusively references American pop culture because she's "seen a lot of American movies. The book never bothers to offer an explanation, so I'm just going to assume it's so Heaven can run arou I was expecting a fun, quick read about a Japanese main character who learns to kick butt.
The book never bothers to offer an explanation, so I'm just going to assume it's so Heaven can run around for pages and pages with no one to turn to. And so the author s because apparently "Carrie Asai" is a pseudonym for a group of them don't have to do any actual research on Japan.
By the way, "Heaven" is just as weird of a name in Japanese as in English. Japanese people don't tend to name their children random English words. Jun 14, Haytch rated it liked it Shelves: read-in , sounded-interesting , owned. I'd first read this story in junior year of high school. I'd never finished it since it was a library book a friend had leant me, and I remembered liking what I'd read. So when I had coupons to use for Barnes and Noble, I figured I'd get myself a copy of this book and see how well it held up.
I enjoyed it.
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It was a fun read--not super deep by any stretch of the imagination, but fun all the same. Some bits of the story weren't as detailed as I felt they should be, and I could tell that the author I'd first read this story in junior year of high school. Some bits of the story weren't as detailed as I felt they should be, and I could tell that the author really wanted us to know that Heaven was falling for Hiro, but I was more interesting in the political intrigue into who was after Heaven and why they were targeting her. Maybe this gets developed more in the future books which I will be reading Overall not bad, it gets a 3.
Dec 14, Lotus rated it really liked it. I think that the book is a well written book. It talks about the life of a Samurai and how hard it is to lose trust with the people you thought you could trust. The character development of the main character wasn't quite as slow as I would have preferred but it was still okay. I really liked the book because it talks about Bushido, the way of the warrior.
The main character was trying to accept death and it is very hard to.
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The book is something I would recommend to people who like reading thes I think that the book is a well written book. The book is something I would recommend to people who like reading these types of book. Apr 10, Miriam Rose rated it it was amazing. A wonderful book.
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Indescribably good. So clunky that I looked up the author and was not surprised to find out that it's a work-for-hire pseudonym. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. From the first sentence, I was hooked.
The language and flow of the story is smooth and easily to follow. Being slightly above pages, it's a quick read as well.