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Josh Reviews: Hellforged by Nancy Holzner

Josh Reviews: Hellforged by Nancy Holzner

Hellforged throws at its heroine one of the more playful tropes in literature: the book within a book. The Book of Utter Darkness, a Hellish text that shifts under Victory’s eyes, is also her best chance at mapping her destiny.   Thus, because it would be incredibly boring if we or she were to know […]

— Posted May 3, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 5 Comments
Josh Reviews: Bloodlust by Michelle Rowen

Josh Reviews: Bloodlust by Michelle Rowen

Bloodlust may have a shot at Most Vulnerable Protagonists Before the Plot even gets Underway.   The triangle of Matthias, Declan, and Jillian is poisoned.   Each one of them makes it clear to the other that they have anywhere from a couple of days to a pair of weeks to live.   It is […]

— Posted April 27, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 2 Comments
Josh Reviews: Firewalker by Allyson James

Josh Reviews: Firewalker by Allyson James

Firewalker hits all the high and low notes of its sister book: valleys, mountains, whodunit crime scenes, and a series of questions put off until the absolute end for fulfillment.   To be annoyed by this consistent stonewall is only expected; however, the colorful set pieces in Death Valley, Las Vegas, and various other river […]

— Posted April 20, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 4 Comments
Josh Reviews: A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang

Josh Reviews: A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang

A Trace of Moonlight maintains an enjoyable air of complication.   With main characters with names like Brystion and Talivar, the initial impression would be these names belong to aliens, which considering the fact that the first eats people’s dreams and the latter sports pointed ears, could not be far from the truth.   The […]

— Posted April 13, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 4 Comments