Publisher: Pocket

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
Josh Reviews: Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

Josh Reviews: Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

Dark Descendant models remarkable focus.    All Nikki is to us, for perhaps the first fifty pages, is a twenty-five year old woman (and private investigator) with a hate for chauvinists.    In other words, nothing too out of the realm of possibility. The intriguing political game that then builds itself around these characteristics and, […]

— Posted November 23, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 4 Comments
Josh Reviews: The Hour of Dust and Ashes by Kelly Gay

Josh Reviews: The Hour of Dust and Ashes by Kelly Gay

The Hour of Dust and Ashes deserves the award “Most Near-Death Experiences a Plot Puts its Protagonist Through”.    I count…or rather, I will leave that number for your discovery (but it is fairly large and the ways to die are, as well, fairly colorful). What’s not to like about further developments in this world? […]

— Posted November 2, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 1 Comment
Josh Reviews: The Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay

Josh Reviews: The Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay

The Darkest Edge of Dawn does not have a dull moment.   As such it feels much like your favorite anime or if that’s not your cup of tea, whatever your infamous stereotype of anime is, minus the perversion.   What I am getting at is the large amount of action, scenery, and fantastical characters. […]

— Posted September 25, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 3 Comments
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