Book Review: Heir of Ashes (Roxanne Fosch 01) by Jina S. Bazzar
Heir of Ashes Is A Fantastic Action-Packed Novel Bordering Fantasy, Sci-fi, And The Paranormal.
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Date Published: April 15, 2018
Kindle Edition: 405 Pages
Roxanne Fosch had a perfectly normal life at the age of twelve. Cool, popular, pretty, smart. Her dreams of a perfect, successful and prosperous future seemed well within her grasp. By the time she was twenty-two, she had become a commodity. A fugitive. She was being hunted. As Roxanne embarks on the dangerous quest to search for half-truths about her past, she discovers she’s not just an abnormal human, but a rarity even among her Fee peers. She is hunted by scientists, keen to exploit her extraordinary abilities, as well as other beings far more dangerous whose plans for her she cannot fathom.
Heir of Ashes is a fantastic action-packed novel bordering fantasy, sci-fi, and the paranormal. The story is filled with imaginative preternatural characters—vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, and many more concocted by the author’s creative imagination. I’m amazed at Ms. Bazzar’s detailed fight scenes. Every talonous, gore ripping effort had me wincing. There is one memorable scene, a place that remains in my mind, a dark, desert-dry, thirsty placed with barren trees surrounded by dangerous, bloodthirsty creatures. As I read this scene in the dark of my bedroom, my limbs contracted as flesh-eating creatures, trailed protagonist Roxanne Fosch’s every step.
What makes this novel special is the strong, likable, female protagonist, Roxanne. She’s powerful beyond her own imagination, yet fraught with palpable insecurities and fears readers will identify with. Roxanne’s imprisonment by PSS scientist and countless horrific experiments underwent for nine years, makes her struggles more heartrending. She longs for a normal life, a life someone like her may never achieve. On the run from PSS scientists, trying to uncover her lineage, Roxanne meets Logan, another powerful preternatural. On a dangerous path, the author throws a touch of romance into the fire, a burgeoning attraction as risky as their battle-filled, magical quest.
This is a fantastic first novel by Ms. Bazzar. An action-packed, page-turner, filled with paranormal thrills, I would highly recommend Heir of Ashes to lovers of Paranormal or to anyone looking for a good read.
Jina was born and raised in Brazil, where she had a joyful and fulfilling childhood. Soon after she graduated from high school, she was diagnosed with a chronic disease that caused gradual vision loss. She became blind at the age of twenty-three. She has since lived in the United States and Brazil, though currently resides in the middle- east. Like most authors, Jina had always been an avid reader, a fan of the fantastic, but was denied the joy of books when she became blind. Once she discovered screen readers, she picked up the habit of reading again but discovered that reading was no longer enough, so she started writing her own book. When she’s not writing in the Roxanne Fosch series or her blog, she’s writing articles for Conscious talk Magazine, where she works as a columnist. Aside from the written word, Jina loves to spend time in the kitchen, cooking and baking for her three kids and anyone who happens by.
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