Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

Over the Edge by Meredith Wild
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A satisfying continuation that offers appealing characters and plenty of risqué action."
A provocative proposition leads to a tantalizing relationship in the third novel of Wild's (Into the Fire, 2016, etc.) romance series.Read full book review >
Secret Heart by Danielle Dreger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A well-constructed but generic foray into the world of high school dating."
A high school musician embarks on a rocky relationship in this debut YA romance. Read full book review >

Dying to Give by Gary B. Shelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"An often moving tale that humanizes the process of organ donation."
Shelly's (Discovering Computers, 2012, etc.) novel explores the quandaries of a family struck by unthinkable tragedy. Read full book review >
The Dead of August by Panayotis  Cacoyannis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A sophisticated, comic novel that brilliantly captures the triumph and folly of art, media, and publishing."
A London obituary writer is called to the home of a reclusive artist with a mysterious agenda in Cacoyannis' debut novel. Read full book review >
Pearl of the Seas by Ruth Finnegan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 17, 2016

"Rollicking and wise, this sailing story mixes prose, poetry, and song, offering a special lyrical gift."
A tale for young readers draws on the enchantments of sea travel. Read full book review >

The Pendant Saga by J.A. Knighted
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"A complex but promising start to a colorful time-bending adventure."
The Pemberton siblings fall into a portal on their grandfather's property, leading to adventures involving pirates and a mystical world in this first installment of a debut children's fantasy series. Read full book review >
Criminal Zoo by Sean McDaniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A penetrating look inside a killer's head; disquieting but insightful."
A debut thriller tells the story of a killer imprisoned in a facility that may be more barbaric than the atrocities he's committed. Read full book review >
Magic Flute by Patricia Minger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A smart and uplifting tale of personal and musical renewal; an impressive debut."
Tragedy puts a young flutist on a new and challenging path. Read full book review >
5 Days to Landfall by Robert Roy Britt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"A vigorous tale in which a violent, inescapable storm terrorizes everyone, even the villains."
A forecaster at the turn of the millennium, using a nonoperational program of her own design, fears a hurricane is headed straight for an ill-prepared New York City in this thriller. Read full book review >
The Rainbow Zoo by Lucille Lang Day
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"An excellent candidate for reading aloud, helped out by attractive, textured illustrations."
Two children go to a zoo where they meet a wide assortment of unusually colored animals in this rhyming, illustrated book for young children. Read full book review >
Rightful Heir by Becca Ketelsleger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2016

"Will appeal to fans of classic sword-and-king fantasy, especially with its likable lead, but needs additional editing."
A female warrior, who is a natural leader, stars in this retelling of the King Arthur myth. Read full book review >
Opposite of Frozen by Jan O'Hara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A sweet, heartfelt series love story."
O'Hara's debut romance stars a former major league baseball superstar with a major chip on his shoulder, a woman with an aversion to commitment, and a raucous crew of elderly vacationers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >