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Review: The Demoness of Waking Dreams by Stephanie Chong

Review: The Demoness of Waking Dreams by Stephanie Chong

The Demoness of Waking Dreams, for all the stereotyping that title opens us up to (you know he said, demoness said games) throws a refreshing pail of grey over the protagonist, her “captor/savior”, and their respective minions/superiors that matches quite nicely with this very musty but very atmospheric Venice. The pacing lets up on occasion […]

— Posted February 8, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 5 Comments
Review: Healer’s Choice by Jory Strong

Review: Healer’s Choice by Jory Strong

Healer’s Choice may have the blandest title of its kin, and it might have the most incomprehensible beginning, but as a companion piece, like a twin sister retaining all the general characteristics that you liked so much about the other one but refining not only the general characteristics that one likes but also talents that […]

— Posted February 2, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 0 Comments
Review: Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Review: Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Eternal, like its parent Tantalize, draws tirelessly on the four senses (sight excluded because it is a given in most books). It gets down to business quite quicker though. Miranda, it seems, we only know for a couple of hours before she is flung into the barbaric and bureaucratic world of Cynthia Leitich Smith’s vampires. […]

— Posted January 26, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 0 Comments
Review: Fatal Circle by Linda Robertson

Review: Fatal Circle by Linda Robertson

Fatal Circle goes to increasingly disturbing ends to reinforce the equality of its love triangle leaving me wondering how far the series is from embracing outright polygamy. The prospect is, however “wrong”, increasingly intriguing. Undoubtedly there will be some wrench that is thrown into this harmonic machine but Fatal Circle in a scene that must […]

— Posted January 19, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 1 Comment
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