Indie Book Reviews (page 1336)

ADVENTURE
Released: March 31, 2011

"A fun fairy tale with an enduring message: friends come in all shapes and sizes—and they all love cake."
In Wenger's children's novel, Little Red Riding Hood is at it again—off to Grandmother's house; this time, though, she promises not to speak to strangers. Read full book review >
A NEW LEASH ON LIFE by Erna Mueller
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"Cop-dog comic YA novel-fantasy doesn't lead the pack but still may collar a following among adolescent readers."
Tough Seattle cop Lt. Spencer Watley, killed in the line of duty, is reincarnated in the body of his former police dog to redeem himself not only by nabbing the cyber-crooks responsible, but also by helping a troubled teenager face physical and emotional challenges. Read full book review >

IMPURE by J.R. Bailey
Released: July 12, 2011

"A scattered but enjoyable romp through creative supernatural history."
In Bailey's debut novel, a young necromancer must reign in his "tainted" magic and fight on the side of the righteous. Read full book review >

"The appeal of Semsch's novel is evident at the end when, knowing great changes lie ahead for the nation and its soldiers, the reader can't help wondering how Julia Crockett will confront them."
This multigenerational epic follows heroine Julia Crockett's journey from tomboy Army brat to military wife and beyond, from the Great Depression through Vietnam. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 5, 2010

"A lively, emotionally charged medieval trot."
Ashe presents a jousting first installment of a four-volume fiction on the deeply contentious founder of parliament, Simon de Montfort. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Younger readers may enjoy the book's combination of action and deduction—they'll certainly finish it wanting a pair of Chuck Taylors, in either red or black."
When a teenager is kidnapped and then mysteriously released, he and his best friend are determined to figure out why. Read full book review >
WORMWOOD by D.H. Nevins
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Though it begins as a byproduct of vampire romance for teens, Nevins' novel dives into a journey befitting its laudable female protagonist—a novel that happily approaches its religious overtone with zeal and no reservations."
Love, catastrophe and angels at war, all in the face of Armageddon. Read full book review >
VAPORIZED by Victor Levine
Released: May 26, 2011

"This book offers up a worthy mystery just short of gripping, along with an insider's tour of the dark underground of the early 1980s New York City music scene."
A mystery involving a real-life rocker, a perfume that will knock you out and a cast of characters ranging from drug-crazed Italians and mist-making Persians to wannabe musicians and star-struck Jersey girls. Read full book review >
Released: July 23, 2011

"Folks new to the game will find Gratt's guidebook an accessible, reasonable entry point."
Gratt's beginner's guide to high-stakes poker is chock-full of basic know-how. Read full book review >
BUTTERFLY STORM by Suzanne Maxwell
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Heartwarming tale of a woman's physical transformation and spiritual journey."
An accident victim visits heaven in her dreams. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Ultimately reads like an undergraduate 'what-if' essay—passionately argued but highly improbable."
Businessman and former Libertarian presidential candidate Jackson argues a polarized America needs a divorce from itself. Read full book review >
Released: March 5, 2011

"A terrific way for kids to engage with themselves and their folks."
A fun-to-use workbook that encourages children to express themselves in healthy, creative ways. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >