Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

Color of Blood by Keith Yocum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A scary, smart, sweet, sexy CIA tale."
Returning to work after his wife's death, a CIA investigator leaves on assignment for Australia, where he encounters danger, romance, and, unexpectedly, poetry. Read full book review >
The Rising Black Star by Nadine Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"An ambitious novel of forbidden romance in colonial Ghana that blends the personal and political to mixed effect."
A teenage boy falls in love and battles with his father in the years leading up to Ghana's independence. Read full book review >

World Saver by Neal Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"What begins as a YA adventure becomes a stellar rumination on the individual's place in the world."
Goldstein, Neal WORLD SAVER In this YA sci-fi debut, a teen visits his aunt's spiritual retreat to curb his video-gaming only to learn his favorite game is more real than he imagined. Read full book review >
Artifice by Mark Eugene Dall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2016

"The romance becomes off-putting, but the remainder of this art-world thriller zings."
A lost painting attributed to Rembrandt resurfaces, sparking a pursuit by rich collectors, criminals, and the rightful heir. Read full book review >
Forever Built of Days by Jessie Witt Pannell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2016

"A striking and courageous volume of poetry with an original voice."
A debut poetry collection explores faith and family. Read full book review >

The Veteran by Frank P. Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2016

"An ornate, gruesome, and rigorously crafted Civil War novel."
Slaughter tells the story of a Civil War veteran's attempts to silence his ghosts while working in the lumber camps of Michigan in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Elliza and Melkio by Mark J. Jannetta
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 18, 2016

"A classical, if uneven, fantasy story in which characters embrace their best selves, virtue triumphs, and selfless love overcomes all barriers."
A prince and princess learn the value of love and compassion. Read full book review >
Amanojaku by Damien Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2016

"A multilayered protagonist and stellar setting help guide this sci-fi narrative to an unforgettable coda."
In 2040, a former convict with an implant to stave off violent impulses finds himself in the midst of a plan to take down a corporate empire in Lutz's (Book Hunter, 2015, etc.) sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >
If You Were Me and Lived in ...the American West by Carole P. Roman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 18, 2016

"Though offering less polished prose than in previous series volumes, this installment with its approachable illustrations serves as a reasonable introduction to westward expansion."
Author Roman and illustrator Tabor (If You Were Me and Lived In…the Middle Ages, 2016, etc.) return to their history series with this illustrated primer on the Oregon Trail during pioneer days.Read full book review >
The Conveyance by Brian Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2016

"An unsettling tale that downplays its sci-fi elements to great effect."
In Matthews' (Revelation, 2015, etc.) sci-fi-tinged thriller, a string of bizarre events leads a psychologist to an alarming secret that he may not live long enough to expose.Read full book review >
Tattle Tales by Abbe Rolnick
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 17, 2016

"Resonant reflections from a skilled literary artist."
A novelist muses on maturing, seeking, traveling, and other themes in this collection of fiction and nonfiction. Read full book review >
Easter Sunday 1956 by Patrick J. Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2016

"An immigrant story with universal appeal."
A young boy witnesses family dysfunction and tragedy in the wake of his seaman uncle's arrival in New York. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >