Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

EXHUMING MARY MCCARTHY by Jessica Lamirand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"A nostalgia-infused ode to youthful stumbles and joys."
Lamirand's memoir, a debut, recounts the friendships she formed during her first few years at Colorado College in the mid-'90s. Read full book review >
FLU SHOT GONE WRONG by Michelle Mouille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"An unadorned, heart-wrenching, and timely true story."
Debut author Mouille writes a cautionary memoir about her son's severe reaction to a flu vaccine. Read full book review >

LOGOS by John Neeleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"Especially for those interested in theological history, an extraordinary amalgam of fiction and fact."
A fictional account of the birth of Christianity. Read full book review >
HETERAS by Rowena R. Conrad
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 9, 2015

"A great start to a detailed, loftily imagined new fantasy series."
In Conrad's fantasy debut, a conspiracy to depose a heroic dynasty threatens the welfare of four interconnected realms. Read full book review >
PLEXUS by Troy T. Wilcoxson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 9, 2015

"A novel of full-throttle sci-fi violence for lovers of the 1980s action-film heyday."
In this debut novel, an android terrorist destroys Washington, D.C., in an attempt to take over the world. Read full book review >

THE FLIPSIDE by Kimbeth Wehrli Judge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2015

"A dark, complex tale with very few winners."
Judge's (Mothers and Others: A Story Collection, 2014) new novel tells a story of addiction, betrayal, and death. Read full book review >
Keelic and the Space Pirates by Alexander Edlund
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 6, 2015

"A fast-paced, action-packed, and undeniably fun middle-grade tale.
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The first book in Edlund's (A Woman Warrior Born, 2013) middle-grade sci-fi series chronicles the adventures of an 11-year-old boy whose family has just relocated to a new planet.Read full book review >
THE IRISH TERRORIST by T.J. Mack
THRILLERS
Released: March 6, 2015

"Ireland's history is well incorporated, but it's the characters' firsthand accounts that resonate the loudest."
Mack's debut historical thriller centers on the O'Hare family in Ireland in the mid-19th century and Irishman Jack Danaher, who's made his home in America in the 1980s. Read full book review >
Showdown in the Pacific War by Ronald E. Martell
Released: March 6, 2015

"An often intelligent and valuable book that will help casual readers understand the story of the Pacific theater."
A history of the origins and first years of World War II in the Pacific. Read full book review >
VERTREK by Keith Paulusse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2015

"A perceptive, descriptive portrait of Australia in the 1960s and of the immigrant experience in general."
In this memoir of vertrek, the Dutch word for leaving, first-time author Paulusse recounts his family's immigration to Australia from the Netherlands in the early 1960s. Read full book review >
In Your Name, I Hold The Transition by Claire Fukouara
Released: March 5, 2015

"A tremendously esoteric work of philosophical mysticism that may or may not yield fruit for its readers."
Fukouara (In Your Name, I Write, 2014) presents a new volume of mystic philosophy. Read full book review >
KEYS TO ATLANTIS by Sally Copus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 5, 2015

"A sensational, exhilarating adventure that will make new readers want to read the series' first."
Time traveler Jon Sinclair returns to the 17th century to find the lost city of Atlantis in the second installment of Copus' (BlackHeart's Legacy, 2012) middle-grade adventure series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >