Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

THE OTTO DIGMORE DIFFERENCE by Brent Hartinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2017

"A heartwarming story about staying true to yourself whatever others might think."
A struggling actor takes a life-changing road trip with his best friend in this novel. Read full book review >
NOT GUILTY by Ralph Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2017

"Thoroughly engrossing, both the investigators and their investigations."
An uncle-nephew private eye team takes on dual cases involving the rape of a 17-year-old girl and a probable murder in this second volume of a mystery series. Read full book review >

Squawk by Craig Halloran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"Primarily a setup for subsequent novels, but the boy-dragon duo makes this an admirable tale all its own."
In this opening of Halloran's (Trial of the Dragon, 2016, etc.) latest YA fantasy series, a teen in a post-apocalyptic world endures totalitarian rulers and bonds with a dragon like no other.Read full book review >
TINDERBOX by Rachel Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"An exciting tale that offers an entertaining mix of action and romance."
An American archaeologist in Africa uncovers a dangerous conspiracy while investigating the discovery of a lifetime in Grant's (Poison Evidence, 2016, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
RISING FROM THE DUST by Martine Carlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"A fantasy that, despite some uneven prose, offers some fresh characters and unique twists for the genre."
Carlsson weaves gritty realism and mystical lore into an epic fantasy about classic themes of love and war. Read full book review >

LAS VEGAS TURNAROUND by
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2017

"A finely drawn, menacing tale that effectively understates its flashy locale."
In Johnson's debut thriller, a sizable, hidden stash of cash triggers greed, deceit, and murder among a group of Las Vegans in the mid-1980s. Read full book review >
A FUN FOOD FRIENDS ADVENTURES by Angela Joelle
Released: Feb. 9, 2017

"Offers entertainment and will likely whet appetites for s'mores, but lacks clarity."
In this debut illustrated children's book, a bad French fry causes trouble in a land of fun, delicious food. Read full book review >
Bedtime for Buzzy by T.J. Hackworth
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"A giggleworthy ode to creativity perfect for youngsters who have trouble saying good night."
When a boy refuses to go to bed, his toys encourage him to rest in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
IN JAKE’S COMPANY by James Murrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"A complex, sobering read that lays bare the sordid, damaging compromises of the drug-manufacturing world."
A generational family novel set against the backdrop of the burgeoning pharmaceutical industry. Read full book review >
MELHARA by Jocelyn Tollefson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"A violent, dramatic, and ultimately hopeful debut despite some pacing issues."
In this contemporary horror/fantasy novel, a Canadian woman confronts her destiny when a demon claims her as his queen. Read full book review >
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Matty Dalrymple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"A deadly game involving a dangerous girl that does have a winner: the reader."
A secret fertility experiment goes wrong in this thriller. Read full book review >
HOW AUTISM IS RESHAPING SPECIAL EDUCATION by
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"An often valuable, if not comprehensive, overview of special education's successes and shortfalls."
A snapshot of the state of special education, 50 years after the launch of what became the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >