Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

THE TRUTH IN MY LIES by Ivy  Smoak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2018

"An often exhilarating read for those who love uncovering the dark secrets of suburbia."
In Smoak's (Temptation, 2015, etc.) novel, a suburban woman follows her mysterious husband's strict rules until a handsome neighbor gives her reason to escape. Read full book review >
I AM BATHSHEBA by L.J.  Minx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2018

"A wildly inventive but sometimes comical erotic novel."
The biblical story of King David and Bathsheba, recast as an erotic drama. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 9, 2018

"An intriguing collection of short testimonials from successful women about their morning rituals and practices."
In this debut guide, a group of women share ideas on how to start the day in a centered, strong, and compassionate way. Read full book review >
ALL SYSTEMS DOWN by Sam  Boush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2018

"A tightly plotted tale with characters that could energize a planned series."
In Boush's debut thriller, a North Korean cyberattack cripples America's infrastructure, sparking chaos and leaving the country vulnerable to a military invasion. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 8, 2018

"A sober and penetrating study of the damage done to journalism in recent years, including the scourge of 'fake news.'"
An analysis of the ways that technology has transformed the media and made it harder for people to accurately understand the world. Read full book review >

SKY'S AMAZING DREAM by Mark  Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2018

"The ability of dogs to connect emotionally with humans turns out to be the real magic of this sweet little story."
A golden retriever dreams of all the happiness he can bring in this picture book illustrated with photographs of the real-life canine. Read full book review >
LOVE OVER LATTES by Diana A.  Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2018

"A sexy and irresistible tale for fans of contemporary romance."
Visits to a coffee shop lead to an unexpected romantic connection for two lonely strangers in this debut novel. Read full book review >
DANCING DREIDELS by Alva  Sachs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2018

"The pride of mastering skills through practice comes through in this affectionate holiday story."
A little girl's dreidel must learn how to spin properly in time for Hanukkah in this children's picture book. Read full book review >
THE IMMUNDUS by Christina  Enquist
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Despite a few flaws, a well-paced sci-fi story with excitement, emotion, and character testing."
In this YA dystopian debut, a teenager must make hard decisions when she learns the truth behind a mysterious disease. Read full book review >
GHOST BULLY by Brian  Corley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An absurdly humorous novel of the paranormal whose enthusiasm and profundity make it truly exceptional."
In Corley's debut fantasy/comedy, a ghost learns that the afterlife has its own unique set of pitfalls, including direct threats from demons. Read full book review >
THE TELLING IMAGE by Lois Farfel Stark
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A visually vibrant but conceptually blurry coffee-table book."
The physical contours of technology, architecture, and settlement intertwine with humanity's understanding of society and the universe, according to this debut photo essay. Read full book review >
BY A CHARM & A CURSE by Jaime  Questell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A dark idea for a YA story, executed deftly and with feeling."
In Questell's debut YA novel, a teenage girl has her first kiss and becomes trapped by a traveling carnival's magical spell. 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 >