Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

BetterNot! And the Tale of Bratsville by Gene Del Vecchio
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 18, 2015

"A tale of funny behavior modification for the kindergarten set."
An eerie purple creature teaches a town of rude children an important lesson in this fantastical children's book. Read full book review >
Martial Bliss. by Margaretta Barton Colt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2015

"An engrossing, delightful descent into a life of books."
Colt (Defend The Valley, 1994) tells the story of a Manhattan-based mom-and-pop military bookstore in this memoir.Read full book review >

The GPAMaxx Guide to Acing the Public University by Jeff Gimpel
Released: June 16, 2015

"A useful handbook, especially for those who view college primarily as a conduit to a future career."
A stunningly comprehensive manual designed to help public university students maximize their GPAs and their college experiences. Read full book review >
The Inconvenience of the Wings by Silas Dent Zobal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"Haunting images and poetic prose flood this noteworthy collection."
Zobal's debut collection of well-crafted short stories leaves a lasting impression. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2015

"A revealing behind-the-scenes look at a great orchestra and the colorful genius who shaped it."
Pratfalls, ego clashes, and psychodramas infuse classical music on the grandest scale in this reminiscence of the Cleveland Orchestra under its legendary leader. Read full book review >

BEATING AUTISM by Anne M. Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2015

"Skeptics will raise their eyebrows, but open-minded parents will find encouragement in Evans' story."
A mother turns to Chinese medicine and alternative therapies to heal her autistic child. Read full book review >
Christa's Luck by Jennifer Grais
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 15, 2015

"Highly recommended for young fans of horse-related fiction."
In Michael and Jennifer Grais' YA novel, a 13-year-old's fate intertwines with that of the legendary Lost Herd of wild mustangs that roams the canyons of Nevada. Read full book review >
The Pink Pony by Charles Cutter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A mystery with a protagonist who's truly in his element inside the courtroom."
Cutter's debut legal thriller tells the story of a litigator in Mackinac Island, Michigan, who defends a man accused of murder. Read full book review >
The Children of Darkness by David Litwack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A tightly executed first fantasy installment that champions the exploratory spirit."
Litwack (The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky, 2014) begins a new fantasy series about a post-apocalyptic future run by religious fanatics.Read full book review >
The Royal Secret by John Bentley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A dense, theory-packed book that will appeal to lovers of historical conspiracies but may leave mystery buffs cold."
Mysteries, conspiracies, hidden identities, and secret codes abound in this debut thriller, which shuttles readers between the modern day and Tudor England. Read full book review >
The Book of Wisdom by Jeremy  Falcon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A twisty thriller that proves to be a wily, if textually dense, adventure."
From debut author Falcon comes a novel about an ancient musical manuscript and those who seek to decipher it. Read full book review >
Betrayal in Europe by Paul A. Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"An intriguing, historically grounded imagining of behind-the scenes machinations during a crucial moment in European history."
Myers' (Greek Bonds and French Ladies, 2013) historical novel explores Parisian politics on the eve of the Second World War.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >