Category: Josh

Josh Reviews: Blood Song by Cat Adams

Josh Reviews: Blood Song by Cat Adams

Blood Song kicks off competently enough.    A nice play with lost memories, time, and unwelcome powers makes the pages fly.    Then, about a third of the way through, the hope that some questions will be answered rather than more and more piled up disappears. Noir elements are well and good until so many […]

— Posted December 14, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 0 Comments
Josh Reviews: Queen of Shadows by Dianne Sylvan

Josh Reviews: Queen of Shadows by Dianne Sylvan

Queen of Shadows floats to the top of reading lists on the strength of its flashy blurb oddities.    Miranda, a supernaturally good musician, may have a hint of a gift for empathy.    Her vampiric match, David, sets himself apart from the usual fanged crowd by monitoring servers and tweaking the specs for future […]

— Posted December 11, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 1 Comment
Josh Reviews: Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Josh Reviews: Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Bitter Night, beyond the tremendous amount of imagination it so effortlessly demonstrates, employs one of the more emotionally stirring narrative trajectories.    Max is on the path to freedom. The true genius in the relating of this narrative is that freedom, to have any meaning at all, must struggle against obligation, and in so doing […]

— Posted December 4, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 4 Comments
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