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Book Review:Gokumonto, by Seishi YokomizoBook Review: Gokumonto, by Seishi YokomizoBook Review:Gokumonto, by Seishi Yokomizo1 week ago in Reviews & Guides
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Gokumonto, or The Hell Gate Isle, is widely considered as Seishi Yokomizo's best work. It's a fine mixture of human dramas, mystery, murder and horror, once you read it, it would definitely leave a deep impression in your mind.
The story follows Detective Kindaichi, returning to Japan from the South East Asian war zone after World War II, he went to visit the Hell Gate Isle, a remote island and homeland to his late brother-in-arm, who died on a ship on its way back to Japan. Before the man's untimely death, he begged Kindaichi to go to his homeland in order to save his three younger sisters from being murdered, but the man had no time to explain to Kindaichi why would he foresee his sisters' death and who might want to kill them.
Bearing his late friend's chilling last will, Kindaichi set foot on the Hell Gate Isle. He met his friend's surviving family and the dead man's three beautiful but ominous younger sisters. On the
Book Review: Legend, by Marie LuBook Review: Legend, by Marie Lu1 week ago in Reviews & Guides
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Book Review: Legend, by Marie Lu
Premise from Goodreads.com: What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
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