Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

Telonaut by Matt Tyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Inventive, intelligent sci-fi about humans grappling with an oceanic world."
In this debut novel, a Postbox transports future government auditor Sero Novak to a colony on a water planet. Read full book review >
Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An epic, futuristic tale continues with proficient, zestful writing."
A teenage psychic tries to stop an invention and prevent a massacre in the second installment of Dunn's (Forget Tomorrow, 2015, etc.) YA sci-fi series.Read full book review >

Spindle by Shonna Slayton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A well-constructed take on a famous fairy tale and heroine."
Slayton (Liz and Nellie, 2016, etc.) offers a 19th-century update of "Sleeping Beauty" in this YA novel.Read full book review >
The Ruling Mask by Neil McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A compelling addition to an impressive fantasy series with a strong heroine."
McGarry and Ravipinto (The Fall of Ventaris, 2013, etc.) return to the turbulent city of Rodaas in this third installment of a series.Read full book review >
I Am Goldmund by Charles Frode
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A touching, if sometimes meandering, account of a half century of brotherly love."
A memoir recounts a friendship's depth and intimacy, inspired by a Herman Hesse novel. Read full book review >

Silent Source by James Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A promising thriller that ably handles its medical mysteries but lags in its narrative structure and character development."
In Smith's debut mystery, a former scientist investigates a string of mysterious deaths occurring across Atlanta. Read full book review >
Reverse Mortgages by Wade Pfau
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A well-reasoned argument in favor of the reverse mortgage as a component of a retirement strategy."
A researcher and financial analyst explains the role of the reverse mortgage in retirement planning. Read full book review >
God's Ambiance by William John Meegan
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A bewildering and tangled analysis of religion's unconcealed truths."
A complex book attempts to uncover the esoteric mathematics that unites all of the world's religions. Read full book review >
Bleedback by G. Griffith-Dickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"An incredible political thriller that's also a primer on current Middle Eastern conflicts."
This debut novel presents an alternate portrait of the Middle East after Osama bin Laden's death, while also stressing the need to bridge interfaith gaps. Read full book review >
The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A well-written, serpentine, breezy thriller centered on themes of belonging, abandonment, and the emotional struggle of parentless children."
An adventuresome tale of two co-dependent foster kids who become unraveled when one is found murdered. Read full book review >
Zorkon's Secret by Jeff R. Spalsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2016

"Eccentric, chatty characters fortify this spry futuristic tale."
In Spalsbury's (The White-Haired Buffalo Hunter, 2016, etc.) sci-fi novel, an interplanetary ambassador's mission to explain the stalled delivery of energy crystals may entail tracking down a never-before-seen species. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The author's research is commendable, but it swamps readers with too many details."
How an 1897 boxing match helped make cinema history. 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 >