|I wanted to share the reviews my debut novel “Joshua’s Tree” is racking up on Amazon.com. So far, I’ve only received four and five star reviews, and many of them from people I’ve never met. It’s very motivating to learn that readers actually enjoy my work, as I think all writers fear their books aren’t going to be a success. Click on the cover of “Joshua’s Tree” at the bottom of this post to go to Amazon.com and check it out. Thanks to all those readers out there who have left reviews on Amazon and GoodReads. If you’ve read Joshua’s Tree (and hopefully enjoyed it) please take the time to leave a short reviews–they really help. Book two in the Joshua’s Tree trilogy “The Father,” will be out this December. Thanks, N.W. Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Older Teen and Up, September 17, 2013
Skate-boarder, Joshua, is plunged into a dangerous new world. It is Earth, but a future Earth. Nadia, a young female warrior who has lost her family, saves Josh from flesh-eating monsters. We watch Josh turn from an insecure weakling into an in-love warrior.
I wasn’t aware this is book one of a series until I read other reviews. I was delighted to see that, as the ending leaves many questions. It is hard to put this book down once you begin so beware.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!!, September 14, 2013
Joshua’s Tree was not exactly what I expected…it was better!!! I didn’t want to put it down. Can’t wait for the sequel : )
4.0 out of 5 stars Creative, September 7, 2013
When I first started this, I was a little confused. But, once I understood the characters and scenes, I loved it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling read- Must Read, September 2, 2013
I couldn’t put this book down, so I had stayed up late. I had to finish it, it had me from page one. It was worth the read and staying up late.
I will be looking out for more from this author. Has a creative way of writing to make it seem real in your mind as you are reading it.
Thank You N.W. Harris for letting me read your book to review.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, August 3, 2013
This book just jumps out and grabs you from the first chapter on. A fun read that will keep you guessing throughout. Can’t wait for the next book to continue the adventure!!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and provocative, August 1, 2013
This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. I really looked forward to coming back to it each time at the end of each day of my holiday. The two main characters are really convincing and the chemistry between them is excellent. Of the two I liked Nadia best but then I love feisty girl characters. Each chapter ends on a cliffhanger and switching the point of view between chapters means that you always have to wait for the resolution.
I have to say I did see the ending coming but, like many books or movies about real events where you know the ending, that didn’t lessen the suspense. Some of the genetically modified creatures or characters that featured in the book were more convincing than others but the sweepers were genuinely scary, as was the creature that seemed to be able to infect the characters with negative thoughts, like the dementers in Harry Potter.
Definitely four out of five and I’ll definitely be catching up with the sequels.
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling read!, August 1, 2013
Joshua’s Tree sets right off with its amazing tale. The reader is as surprised as Josh with the new surroundings, he finds himself in. As he stumbles to adjust to the new environment, the reader joins him on every step. Josh’s journey to manhood is described in a realistic way, making him a well-rounded character. To complement his task, he is rescued and joined by Nadia, a strong female character.
4.0 out of 5 stars Adventure wrapped in a unique plot, July 25, 2013
Joshua’s Tree had a unique and compelling plot. Joshua wakes up in an unfamiliar place and immediately finds himself in a harrowing situation when some creatures he’s never seen before capture him. I like that we are in the dark as long as Joshua about `where’ he is.
Nadia is a strong female character. I enjoyed how mixed up the typical gender roles were, too. The quest was exciting and we saw both our main characters grow. I am always intrigued when a story is set in a more technologically advanced society living a more primitive lifestyle. I did figure out the exciting reveal long before it was revealed, which made the ending anti-climactic, but I look forward to the next book in the series because Joshua has a very big decision to make and that I haven’t figured out yet, because there truly are a number of ways he could go. Intriguing…
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!, July 19, 2013
WOW! What an adventure! I just finished this book and enjoyed it immensely! The action was non-stop from the beginning and the story was layered enough to keep me interested to see how it will all unfold. This is a story about Joshua who is your average awkward teenager who is brutally uprooted from his humdrum existence into the world in the future where he must become a warrior in order to survive. He endures one hellish experience after another while falling in love with his would be rescuer, a female warrior named Nadia who believes him to be a chosen one who will deliver her people from being hunted to extinction by flesh eating monsters. By life or death trials at every turn, we witness Joshua’s transformation into a man. I loved the ending and can’t wait for the second book of the trilogy!
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Like Rick Riordan, You’ll Love Neil Harris’ Joshua’s Tree, July 10, 2013
Neil Harris’ Joshua’s Tree is an intense, fast-moving novel that will entertain teens, and particularly males, as it is similar to Rick Riordan’s stories, filled with monsters, mystery, and unrequited love. Harris is particularly good at writing fight scenes, engaging the strong female genetically modified character Nadia. There is never a dull moment. I was left hanging at the end, disappointed, until I realized it was only the first in a trilogy, the second to be released this December. I for sure will be buying all three to finally have the mystery solved.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great summer read, July 7, 2013
Through his engaging characters and descriptive details, N.W. Harris pulls you into the imaginative world he has created. And, the plot is definitely original. This book is hard to put down and will leave you chomping at the bit for the next book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!, July 6, 2013
This book immediately gets started with action. It keeps you interested until the end leaving you ready for the next book. I highly enjoyed this book and expect great things from this author. Hurry up with the sequel…
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