Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

Somethin' for Nothin' by M.T. Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A familiar plot fortified by delightful characters in a glacial setting."
Recovering a decades-old crashed plane promises a fortune for a small group in Alaska, provided everyone can avoid double-crosses and murderous drug dealers, in Bass' (In the Black, 2015, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
We've Been Thinking... and It Works by Steve Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"The ideas in this earnest but sometimes-muzzy work are hit-and-miss, but the visuals are vibrant."
Homeless people struggling to build a community ponder themselves and society in this photographic meditation, the second installment of Wilson's (The Success of Failure, 2012, etc.) American Street Philosophers series.Read full book review >

The Book of Sonny by Bob Laurie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2016

"A heartfelt story of a broken family beginning to heal."
A badly fractured family suddenly faces a crisis in Laurie's debut novel. Read full book review >
Hit Out by Darren Musial
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An enjoyable Chicago detective story starring an eight-ball-playing protagonist."
Musial (Break Shot, 2015) returns with another Max Deacon mystery in this novel of crime and pool.Read full book review >
The Other Woman by Abigail Van Alyn
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A slow-paced but tense story with enough urgency to keep the pages turning."
This debut novel revolves around an alpha-male psychiatrist with an Ivy League pedigree and two female patients who set out to learn potentially dangerous truths about him. Read full book review >

The Burden of Sweetberry by Carol Gosa-Summerville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"A stirring tale rooted in the language and experience of the Alabama community it depicts."
In this debut historical novel, a Southern African-American enclave struggles with a public tragedy. Read full book review >
Tearing Down The Statues by Brian Bennudriti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Rococo worldbuilding and sci-fi fantasy for the adventurous reader, relayed in language and description bordering on the experimental."
As an incredible realm sinks deeper and deeper into anarchy and warfare, a strange group of pilgrims embarks on an enigmatic mission. Read full book review >
Catching A Glimpse by Donald Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"This book's mix of personal text and well-chosen photos will make it a treasure for the author's family."
Davis' slim debut collection contains a range of forms—haiku, lyrics, short stories, and memoir. Read full book review >
Lost Wyoming by Debra Snider
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ultimately enjoyable and charming book about a young woman who struggles to figure out how to embrace the positive aspects of her life."
A novel examines the complexities of relationships, the challenges of communicating feelings, and the difficulties of discovering what one really wants. Read full book review >
Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge by Norman Whaler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A religious sequel to Dickens' holiday classic and an ideal stocking stuffer."
A debut novella and sequel to A Christmas Carol explores the adult life of Tiny Tim.Read full book review >
Comorbid by Lorelei Logsdon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2016

"A psychological thriller about an enigmatic killer that's both inventive and unflinching."
A man struggles to manage the dark trauma of his youth, and the havoc it continues to wreak on his adulthood. Read full book review >
Sir Coffin Graves (Book 2) by Leinad Platz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2016

"A highly charged fantasy tale about God-chosen warriors fighting evil forces intent on destruction."
A young man imbued with superpowers must fight to save the world from the man he once thought was his father. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes The Unexpected Everything, a feel-good YA novel of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >