Removed - S. J. Pajonas


By S. J. Pajonas

  • Release Date: 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings


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 planet.
As 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 own.
When 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 race.
Removed is the first installment in the Nogiku Series, a saga of post-apocalyptic sci-fi romance 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.
Buy Removed to decode the hidden truth today!


  • Mr.

    By Motowatch
    Wow, I am surprised how much I liked this simple seeming book. I love the way it is written, in the first person of our delightful, unlikely hero. I am very eager to read more of this story.
  • Really different and that's a good thing!

    By Austin is music
    Although I'm a constant reader, at first I thought I was not going to like this as Japan only means Pearl Harbor and rudeness in a crowd to me. I also thought it was written for teenage girls from the main character. Man, was I wrong!!! A wonderful insight on the unending beauty of Japanese culture intertwined with science fiction (which I love) and a marvelous drama of families, love and life. Read every moment I was able till I got here, at the end of "Removed" As soon as I post this I'm going to buy "Released" and read on. Highly recommend it and bet you all my stock in Saudi oil that you'll buy the entire series also. READ and ENJOY!!!
  • Removed

    By Dr. Phil g.
    Meh, it was an ok book. The characters were interesting but the plot moved so slowly it became tedious. The author clearly is setting up for a series rather than writing a stand alone book. Marion Bradley Zimmer was able to write dozens of books each of which was unique and fast paced.
  • Removed by: S.J. Pajonas

    By Proctorasshole
    Great entertainment with the Sci-Fi genre and a supremely versed cultural exchange using the Japanese heritage to be the main source that creates the background and strength this amazing email book utilizes. KSW
  • REMOVED is an interesting mix of Dystopian and Sci-Fi.

    By cob1331
    Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. I’ll preface this review by saying this isn’t normally my style. I could tell S.J. Pajonas was influenced by Haruki Murakami, which isn’t a bad thing–but not necessarily my cup of tea. I have yet to get through one of his books. Glad I stuck this one out, though. Pajonas was able to take his style and compact it into a short, compelling read. REMOVED is an interesting mix of Dystopian and Sci-Fi. Really enjoyed the blend of Japanese culture with western customs and phrasing. At times the Japanese language was a bit overwhelming, which took me out of the story. I unfortunately didn’t discover the glossary in the back until the end… Overall a great story of first love and self-discovery. The cliffhanger definitely left me wanting to know what happens next.