Samurai Girl 1: The Book of the Sword, by Carrie Asai
Samurai Girl 1: The Book of the Sword is an awesome book about a girl who is adopted by a rich family when her real family dies in a plane crash. The media names her "Heaven" because she is the lone survivor. In her new family she lives a pampered, sheltered life until her brother is disowned and she is told she must marry the slick son of another rich businessman. When her wedding is interrupted by a ninja, Heaven knows someone wants her dead. Instead, the ninja kills her brother when he attacke the ninja. Heaven is horrified, no one helps her brother, Ohiko, even her father turnes from him. Heaven grabs a ceremonial katana and runs, still in her bloodsoaked bridal kimono. She has a lot to learn about her family, and herself. As her brother says, "She can't trust her family." If you like danger, action and fighting, this book is for you. 4 stars.