Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

Oh So Quiet! by Lindsey Craig
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A charmingly clever ode to backyard camping and the fun of spending time in nature, with a good bit of humor rolled into its colorful illustrations."
Two scared campers encounter a frightening creature in Craig's (Farmyard Beat, 2012, etc.) picture book with illustrations from Dunkley(Twenty Poems for Boys, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
Tahoe Dark by Todd Borg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Once again, Borg hits all the right notes for fans of classic detective fiction in the mold of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Robert B. Parker."
A Tahoe, California-based private detective investigates a kidnapping and an armored-car heist and discovers a surprising link between the two in Borg's (Tahoe Blue Fire, 2015, etc.) 14th series thriller.Read full book review >

Tip Of The POTUS Spear by William Bunting
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"An adventure featuring able characters immersed in full-tilt action, with an open ending that promises even more.
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The U.S. president's newly formed anti-terrorist group pits former Navy SEALs against South American cartels and assassins in Bunting's (Maiyun, 2016, etc.) latest thriller.Read full book review >
One for the Ark by Mary Hutchings Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A delightfully lighthearted tale that engages serious issues through farce."
A novel about big ideas in a small town. Read full book review >
Autonomy by Jude Houghton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2016

"An immersive novel that chillingly predicts a world in which life is something to be escaped rather than experienced."
Houghton (Songs of Seraphina, 2015) explores the difference between living and surviving in this sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >

Elizabeth Daleiden on Trial by Ron Fritsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2016

"Big-city life has nothing on small-town shenanigans in this often enjoyable read with a serious message."
Fritsch's (Promised Valley Peace, 2013, etc.) historical legal drama reveals the seamy underbelly of a small Illinois farming community. Read full book review >
Hill Country Siren by Patrick Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2016

"A laudable showing featuring an unconventional detective who's impossible to dislike."
Freelance chief financial officerJoe Robbins gets hired by a famed musician to look into a potential scam and becomes embroiled in a murder case in Kelly's (Hill Country Rage, 2014, etc.) latest series thriller.Read full book review >
Colors of Immortality by J.M. Muller
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 29, 2016

"This capable novel about a wondrous, secret world largely focuses on setting up its sequel."
In this debut YA fantasy, a teen discovers he's connected to a hidden enclave of undead outcasts. Read full book review >
The Essence of Ethical Pragmatism by E. Dennis Brod
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 28, 2016

"Impressively free of political bias, but philosophically slight."
An updated version of philosophical pragmatism, offered as a cure for all that ails the world. Read full book review >
Lifethreat by B.J. Meehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"A skillfully rendered but overly ambitious medical thriller."
A mysterious disease is gradually sterilizing men, and a federal health worker struggles to find out why in this debut novel. Read full book review >
The Smallest Angel by Richard Seib
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"While slow at times, this sentimental book about a mysterious woman nevertheless manages plenty of surprises and an overall uplifting message."
A sci-fi novel explores the importance of faith in a violent world. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2016

"A touching, meditative account of pain and spiritual transcendence."
Out of extraordinary suffering, a Canadian man discovers spiritual redemption in this memoir. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >