Author: Joshua Burns

Review: Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black

Review: Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black

Deadly Descendant proves without the shadow of a doubt that its author is brilliant.    And I am talking shining star tier.    It seems as I always say I will have to forget the last fifty or so pages that manage to miss the boat that the last three hundred were sailing me out […]

— Posted March 26, 2014 by Joshua Burns / 13 Comments
Review: Taken By The Others by Jess Haines

Review: Taken By The Others by Jess Haines

Taken By The Others paces itself extraordinarily well.    Fight scenes, especially the crucial one, develop over the course of several chapters to give the feeling that both sides are taking significant loss and exposing themselves to significant danger.    Also don’t get me started on that ending, which quietly ties up the loose ends […]

— Posted March 19, 2014 by Joshua Burns / 9 Comments
Review: Under A Spell by Hannah Jayne

Review: Under A Spell by Hannah Jayne

Under a Spell clicked with me up to the last forty pages.    So many of the interactions that I would have thought had gotten old between a non-magical breather, her English-accented Guardian, a fashionista vampire, and her two hundred year old vampiric cousin eternally stuck with the looks of a sixteen year old looked […]

— Posted March 5, 2014 by Joshua Burns / 7 Comments
Review: Shattered Circle by Linda Robertson

Review: Shattered Circle by Linda Robertson

Shattered Circle continues in the vein of its preceding book.    No longer is it merely Persephone’s story.    Giovanni, Goliath, Liyliy, Johnny, and Demeter (to name a few) can jump on the bandwagon too. I do not like these stories with such frequent jumps.    The end of every chapter is a cliffhanger so […]

— Posted February 19, 2014 by Joshua Burns / 0 Comments
Review: Everdark by Elle Jasper

Review: Everdark by Elle Jasper

Everdark picks up speed at an amazing rate.    What begins as an extended stay on an island to recover from last book’s happenings snowballs quickly into another vampire scenario fraught with much danger. Riley Poe intensifies the difficulty of comprehending this narrative significantly.    Her lingo, at first fresh and vivifying, gets old faster […]

— Posted February 12, 2014 by Joshua Burns / 3 Comments
Josh Reviews: The Native Star by M. K. Hobson

Josh Reviews: The Native Star by M. K. Hobson

The Native Heart pulses with oodles of creative juices.    You will find so much of it in the names of items in this world such as Corpse Switches, Aberrancies, Mantic Anastomosis, and Basket of Secrets.    I must say I am quite a sucker for the way these look on paper with their prominent […]

— Posted February 5, 2014 by Joshua Burns / 0 Comments
Josh Reviews: Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn

Josh Reviews: Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn

Night Veil makes me want to round up a group of friends and go plague a forest.   One of us can pretend to shoot fire out of her hands while the other waves a fancy fan that summons whirlwinds.    The spiders, although regular size, will appear to us to be the size of […]

— Posted January 29, 2014 by Joshua Burns / 3 Comments
Josh Reviews: Ascension by Sable Grace

Josh Reviews: Ascension by Sable Grace

Ascension blends the recent interest in Greek mythological young adult and urban fantasy books with that of your more bread and butter werewolf and vampire supernatural fare. The world, however, has as always gone to…   Well I won’t say it here but let’s just say I spent the first hundred eighty pages of this […]

— Posted January 22, 2014 by Joshua Burns / 1 Comment
Josh Reviews: Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra

Josh Reviews: Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra

Sea Witch made me reconsider my position concerning the stomp/romp ratio.   The characterizations of our two lovers, selkie and detective, felt simplistic, as if they had been molded simply to go together.    On the other hand, the element of resistance sticks out like a sore thumb. Practically everything from the font size to […]

— Posted January 18, 2014 by Joshua Burns / 1 Comment
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