- Title: Justice
- Author: Jennifer Harlow
- ISBN: 9780989394413
- Page: 384
- Format: Paperback
It s hard being a regular police officer in Galilee Falls, a city with the highest concentration of superheroes and villains in the country It s even harder watching your best friend, the man you re secretly in love with your whole life, planning to marry another woman Detective Joanna Fallon has to contend with both When the vilest supervillain in the city s history, AIt s hard being a regular police officer in Galilee Falls, a city with the highest concentration of superheroes and villains in the country It s even harder watching your best friend, the man you re secretly in love with your whole life, planning to marry another woman Detective Joanna Fallon has to contend with both When the vilest supervillain in the city s history, Alkaline, the former crime boss who can shoot acid from his wrists, escapes from the maximum security prison, the whole city is gripped by panic Leading the pursuit is Captain Harry O Hara, Joanna s boss and secret lover, and the city s champion superhero Justice, who caught the villain last time, much to Joanna s chagrin Before her father was murdered in a mugging twenty years earlier, Joanna worshiped the hero, but when he disappeared and failed to save her father, that adoration turned to contempt for all supers After Alkaline attacks too close to home and targets Joanna as his next victim, tough as nail Joanna has to contend with her increasing fear while struggling to choose between her life long crush and her new found love.At turns vulnerable and fierce, equally mordant and winsome, Joanna is an earnest yet emotionally damaged heroine, who despite the tough breaks of her childhood sees the good in people and vow to protect her beloved city at all costs An ass kicking petite firecracker with no superpowers of her own, she charges after supervillains unflinchingly, never losing her wit even when facing her toughest fight With a coy blend of whimsy and vivid imagination, she delivers both humor and thrills in an action packed and edgy blend of comic book cool, fantasy noir, and bitter sweet romance.
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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - JusticeWow. Justwow. Justice has become one of my favorite reads so far this year! After reading the synopsis I knew there was no way I could pass up a story about superheroes, supervillains, a complicated romance, and an emotionally damaged protagonist. But I had no idea that I would be pulled in so completely that I would have the entire novel read in one night.Justice had a unique feel to it. There was a fantasy el [...]
Braine's Talk Supe reviewJennifer Harlow's latest novel, JUSTICE, book 1 of her brand new series, Galilee Falls in one word is INSPIRED. Yes it's a superhero story but it's nothing like those 2D cartoon shows I grew up watching where everything is wholesome. Good and evil are clearly demarcated and punches and hits are accompanied by cartoonish POWs and BAMs. JUSTICE is dark as it's funny with demigod characters who are as flawed and human as the rest of us. I see Galilee Falls as a town every f [...]
This book was recommended to me by Cat here on . It’s written by a relatively new author, that hasn’t gotten much press (there was only one review on when I downloaded this book), but Justice made me wonder where Jennifer Harlow had been all my life. Yes, this book is that good. I cheered, I cried like a baby, and I hugged the book on completion. This is easily the best novel I’ve read this year.All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.Justice is a story t [...]
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick & Dirty: Dark and action packed urban fantasy superhero tale that will keep you on edge until the story ends.Opening Sentence: The wolves are at the gate.The Review:Justice is a dark superhero tale about an unpowered detective — Joanna Fallon. Since her father died when she was 12, all Joanna has done is hate on superheroes. Most of all she blames the superhero Justice for not saving her father’s life during a robbery. Right after her father die [...]
openbooksociety/article/juBrought to you by OBS reviewer Vanessa*Beware of possible Spoilers*There are not enough good things I can say about this book. Right from the get go Justice grabs you and doesn’t let go. From the first page you are drawn into the intense and gripping world of Galilee Falls. The storyline is exceptional and the descriptions & world building are phenomenal. I absolutely loved the main character, Joanna. She was a kick-ass character and she came alive right off the p [...]
More like a 4.5.This book is just SO MUCH FUN! The world building is original, even if the plot is a bit predictable. And it has a proper heroine, thank God.I totally recommend reading it!
I have mixed feelings about this book. I really like the world, but hated much of the plot and the characters. Our heroine Jo also is prone to intense, irrational drama-llamas, and that really bothers me in a cop character. (No, I don't know what profession is best for drama-llamas. But I feel like you wouldn't make it more than a year or two as police if your thoughts, and occasionally actions, tended toward hysterical teenage outbursts.) Also, she's apparently a deeply stupid investigator of t [...]
Definitely one of my favourite reads of the year. Loved it. Fantastic characters and great story writing. Reading such a ballsy heroine was a pleasure. She is confident, human and complex. Loved the whole superhero mythology the author created. Some of the mystery I cottoned onto early on, but it did not take away from my enjoyment of this book. Couldn't put it down.Cannot wait to read the next one in the series. I have some hopes This one ended, but feel like there is some unfinished business. [...]
Loved it! I'm forming a Jennifer Harlow Fan Club! Amazing new series with great wow first book. Full review coming soon go Cabin Goddess. Jennifer is in my top author to read in 2013. So far I 've five and I've read two books from two including Jennifer. Its self published So go grab your copy today!
I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any additional compensation for my opinion of the reading material provided. I rated it 5 out of 5 Stars.While I've never been a huge fan of graphic novels, I will admit to a certain fondness for a good super hero movie. Being over a certain age (yeah so not telling you how old I am), and watching plenty of horrible super hero adaptations, I can quite honestly say tha [...]
This is the first book in the Galilee Falls Trilogy by Jennifer Harlow. I haven't read anything by Ms. Harlow before, but when I saw this was about Super Heroes, I decided to give this book a try. After all, Geek Girl here, and we do love our Super Heroes. :)The story opens with a prologue from the villain's POV. Our bad guy, Akaline, is about to be captured by the police in his home base and is tying up loose ends in preparation of going to jail. But we know from his commentary, that this is ju [...]
I first saw this book in the giveaways and signed up to win a free copy. When I didn't win I was understandably disappointed because I knew from the description that I would really like it. But, gotta love technology, because I just purchased a digital copy for my e-reader and read it right then and there. And I discovered that my original assumption was indeed correct -- I loved the book!First of all, I love the voice of the main character/narrator, Detective Joanna Fallon. She is small person [...]
As a fan of superhero stories I thought I knew what to expect when reading Justice. Upon completing it though I realized it was so much more than specially-powered individuals duking it out as it took on a more average joe perspective when defining a hero. There were numerous twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat and an immensely likable cast of characters that kept me fully invested in this story's outcome. As the start to a series it's set up an intriguing premise that has me gr [...]
I would've posted this review sooner but I had already written a review of this and saved it but then it magically disappeared on me so that's why it took me a while.Justice by Jennifer Harlow introduces us to a brilliant world full of superheroes (tights and everything), complex but interesting characters and of course can't have superheroes without some very evil supervillains. This story follows the fierce but emotionally damaged detective Joanna Fallon, who has her own personal problems with [...]
Review to come. Book tour. LOVED IT. Cannot wait for book 2!In all honesty, I can't sum it up better than the blurb. I was so excited to see the invite to the tour and even more excited to land it. You seeI love super heroes. I love them flawed, I love them gritty, I love them shining and perfect. I love a tough cookie heroine who shows signs of vulnerability and yet musters on. This book did not disappoint me. Entertaining, sweet, action-filled, and wonderful from the dedication: Dedicated to a [...]
ARR-I received this book in exchange for a review.Let me first start by saying (and I am yelling and jumping up and down while I type this) OMG I LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK. OMG AWESOME BOOK GREAT BOOK FANTASTIC BOOK.I dont even know where to begin, if you love comic books, love stories,suspense or fantasy then this is for you. Let me tell you that dinner was rushed and the clean up was very quick because I had only one thing on my mind and it was this GREAT book. I really have no i [...]
*Genre* *Rating* 4 full stars*Full Review Shortly*Need the second book now! This was a really amazing read with a pretty decent lead character. Definitely a series I want to continue reading!Published May 2013 by Devil on the Left Books
Ms. Harlow has killed me. She has left me in a pile of goo after the emotional wringer that she put me through. Whenever I start one of her books, real life just pisses me off until I can finish reading. Bring it on Galilee Rising - bring it on.
Awesome book! Full review coming soon.
This book isn't by any means impressive literature but it was damn fun.
It’s hard enough for Joanna to be an officer in the town of Galilee, but to watch someone else marry the man you have been in love with for a long time, is tough enough. Great writing.
I'm giving this four stars because once I started reading it, I didn't want to put it down and heavily resented interruptions. There were some plot points I really didn't like and will list later, but that's my personal preference and not bad writing so I feel as though it would be unfair to dock points. What I liked about the story was its originality. Stories about superheroes tend to revolve about their incredible powers and how helpful they are, or maybe their tragic origin stories. Justice [...]
Originally reviewed at Dark Faerie Tales: darkfaerietales/review-jusQuick & Dirty: Dark and action packed urban fantasy superhero tale that will keep you on edge until the story ends.The Review:Justice is a dark superhero tale about an unpowered detective — Joanna Fallon. Since her father died when she was 12, all Joanna has done is hate on superheroes. Most of all she blames the superhero Justice for not saving her father’s life during a robbery. Right after her father died, Joanna plan [...]
I first saw this book in the giveaways and signed up to win a free copy. When I didn't win I was understandably disappointed because I knew from the description that I would really like it. But, gotta love technology, because I just purchased a digital copy for my e-reader and read it right then and there. And I discovered that my original assumption was indeed correct -- I loved the book!First of all, I love the voice of the main character/narrator, Detective Joanna Fallon. She is a small perso [...]
Really really enjoyed! An urban fantasy novel set in a United States where superheros are real. This is the first book in what will be a trilogy and it focuses on the city of Galilee Falls, where Justice is the local superhero. If you've ever seen a superhero movie, this book is completely predictable. But it doesn't matter because you don't go to see Batman or Superman to be surprised with the story arc. You go to see how the story you already know will reveal itself in this telling. With these [...]
Joanne Fallon is a detective in Galilee Falls. The world is not normal, by our standards. There are "supes" both villains and vigilantes. Joanne has a long standing best friend, Justin, who is the town's prodigal son. Joanne is also involved in a secret affair. But Joanne has always been in love with Justin. They met at age 12/13. Justice is the superhero, who Joanne despises. When Joanne was a girl, her father was murdered, and she placed some of the blame on Justice, who did not save her fathe [...]
It’s hard being a regular police officer in Galilee Falls, a city with the highest concentration of superheroes and villains in the country. It’s even harder watching your best friend, the man you’re secretly in love with your whole life, planning to marry another woman. Detective Joanna Fallon has to contend with both. When the vilest supervillain in the city’s history, Alkaline, the former crime boss who can shoot acid from his wrists, escapes from the maximum security prison, the whol [...]
Oh, I liked this one. Also, I might be THE MOST emotional person on the planet right now because this is the 3rd or 4th book recently that reduced me to teary-eyed reading. Dangit. What can I say? When the truth gets dropped on someone like a ton of bricks and shatters trust, it gets to me.Joanna. Joanna, Joanna, Joanna. Besides her unrelenting contempt for all super heroes, she was remarkably well balanced. Sure, she has an unrequited love thing going on and she's having an affair with her boss [...]
JUSTICE is full of action, adventure, conflict and emotion. The story was addictive, the characters are flawed and likeable and I could not put the book down.I really enjoyed the comic world feel of the book. The action is non stop and Joanna really can kick ass when it is needed (and trust me it always seems to be needed). Joanna was an interesting character. She met her best friend Justin after he stopped her from committing suicide as a child and has been in love with him ever since. Unfortun [...]
Justice is a book of superheros, super villains and the people stuck in between. I was never a heavy reader of comic books, though I have read more than a few in my lifetime. I haven't followed series involving The Flash, despite him being my favorite superhero. My husband is a fan with knowledge of just about every universe written and rewritten and revamped and revised and brought back to life by Marvel, DC and Dark Horse. He's the one that pulled me into the online game, City of Heroes. How d [...]
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