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The Book Of The Pearl (Samurai Girl #3)

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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. I was adopted by a wealthy family in Tokyo, pampered, and protected. For19 years, I thought I was lucky.
Published June 1st 2005 by Simon & Schuster Ltd (first published September 1st 2003)
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Sep 11, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Samurai Girl is pretty fun and possibly – very possibly – mentally stimulating for a young Asian American woman of about 13-17 years old. but I found it annoying that all the women of color were bitchy towards the protagonist and that all the blond women were nice to her and that all the women were subordinate to – and fighting to be on the good side of – powerful men. also really annoyingly hetero-normative.
Apr 14, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As like each edition before this one, I raced through this book pretty quickly. Maybe it's just me, but the plot seems to be seriously waning. Although Heaven's ex-fience and her sort-of "nemisis" Teddy admitted in Book 2 that he actually felt "in love" with Heaven and helped her foil his own father's mistaken kidnapping of Karen. A job that was supposed to snag Heaven for her and Teddy's second-attempt at their arranged wedding to join the two yakuza families. Since Teddy tipped Heaven off and ...more
Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heaven and Cheryl, her roommate, are in Los Angeles. They go to a club, and Heaven ends up getting hired. The two get attacked by two thugs, but Heaven beats them both, easily. Hiro and Heaven have a major argument, and Heaven quits her training.

Heaven is attacked again by Yakuza, but is able to get away. She stops training with Hiro a second time when he tells her that her mother had called and he hadn't immediately informed her.

Cheryl has fallen for a guy named Marcus who is a gangster.

(One o
Jul 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Eh. Still the same middling story and characters as the first two, but I read this one nearly as fast. Do with that what you will.

Karen (the girlfriend of Hiro, Heaven's crush) gets justifiably cranky about Heaven being around all the time (seeing as she was kidnapped and held hostage by scary Japanese mafia guys for three days because they got her confused with Heaven, and correctly surmised that both she and Hiro could be in more danger if they continue to spend time with Heaven), but is prett
Jennifer Watson
Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very good. I had a connection to the mian character on many levels. She had a best friend that found ways to get her jobs or in a position, just like my friends, she has a crush on someone who has a girlfriend like I do. It was weird becuase the theme of the story is that a clear mind could take you through situations in life.I loved the action in the story and I cannot wait to read the other stories to come!!!!!
Oct 09, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
The third is much the same as the first two however some of the fighting is gone. There is still confrontation, romantic troubles, and friend trouble. All things a 19 year old deals with but with martial arts and death threats.

The character is growing up albeit a little at a time. Her new job is a source of amusement.

Another quick read.
Tyron Hampton
Sep 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great I was reading almost every minte of everyday. The charcter Heaven Kogo is a great addition to this book. The fighting, her blind romance for Hiro, and her silent fighting with Karen. My overall recomendation is a 5 star I recomend this to everyone who likes action
Love love love itttttt
Aubrey Garfield
Jan 23, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was awsome!!
Aug 06, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Heaven must train to make her mind as blank as a pearl. OMMMMMMMMMM. Being a samurai isn't all about swordfighting and defending honor, so it seems.
Karen Brennan
Still enjoying this series. It definitely goes in directions I don't expect. These books are very fast reads.
Angie crosby
Good book of the continuing story of Heaven. I think however the story is being drug out.
Not as good as the other books....these are easy reads but this particular one was missing many of the exciting elements that the other books had.
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