Heir of Ashes (The Roxanne Fosch Files, #01) by Jina S. Bazzar #BookReview @Jina_Bazzar


Cover: Heir of Ashes
(The Roxanne Fosch Files, #1)
by Jina S. Bazzar

 

The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (four stars)

Plot
(by Goodreads)

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.

 

Genre(s): Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction
> Loners & Outcasts
> Social & Family Issues > Family > Alternative Family
> Geography & Cultures > United States
Series: The Roxanne Fosch Files, #01
Length: 424 pages
Release date: 2018-04-15

 

Teaser


“That’s not where I saw you, but I bet you’re there too,” he said, a mischievous half smile playing on his lips.

“Well?” I prompted when he didn’t elaborate.

“You’re all over YouTube.” He gave me a sideways glance then focused back on the road.”Considering who you punched, you’re probably breaking news,” he chuckled. “Entertainment tonight too.”


My Opinion

This book introduces you to Roxanne Fosch who is hiding from those who held her captive at a lab for several years.

With “Heir of Ashes”, Jina S. Bazzar presents us with “Heir of Ashes”, the first instalment of “The Roxanne Fosch Files” series. This is the first book in a series, with a complex protagonist on a quest for the truth, while hunted to be brought back to the lab. The story is nicely elaborated, comprises interesting turns, and has a  good flow. Jina S. Bazzar introduces each character with care, providing them with sufficient depth for their respective relevance. I was drawn into the story right away – as Roxanne’s invisible friend. I could easily envision the characters and locations – with an amazing colour intensity. I had a great time reading “Heir of Ashes”. I am looking forward to continuing the story.

Please note:  There is a prequel, “The Curse”, a short read that is well worth reading as well; it provides you with useful details on Roxanne’s search for the truth.

This is for you if you like urban fantasy, likeable characters, surprises, and good storytelling.

Recommended.

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (four stars)
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (four stars)
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (four stars)
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (four stars)
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:  (decent enough)
Violence 😳  (there is violence, fight scenes, some details)
Sexual content :mrgreen:  (some mentions)

 

About the author

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.

Connect with the Author:

Website:  https://authorsinspirations.wordpress.com/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Jina_Bazzar
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17738345.Jina_S_Bazzar
Amazon:  Jina S. Bassar
Buy links:  books2read.com/u/bo7ZqR


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about “Heir of Ashes”?  Or – if you did not yet read “Heir of Ashes” – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


Link:  10 Statements – Jina S. Bazzar

Review:  The Curse

 

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8 thoughts on “Heir of Ashes (The Roxanne Fosch Files, #01) by Jina S. Bazzar #BookReview @Jina_Bazzar

  1. I really enjoyed the book, Karen, particularly the pace and escalating action. I also liked that the romance was in the background to the action. Excellent review. I’m also looking forward to the next in the series. 🙂

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