Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

ENTANGLED MOON by E.C.  Frey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"A vivid, if sometimes-melodramatic, tangle of corporate intrigue, murder, friendship, and love gone wrong."
In Frey's debut novel, corporate players clash and old friends revisit buried secrets. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"A sparkling, robust young hero with a distinctive voice—a real winner."
In this novel, a 5-year-old girl (whose father is a minor Jane Austen character) makes unexpected discoveries while adventuring through Europe in search of Utopia. Read full book review >

IMPLOSION by Elizabeth W. Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2018

"An alternately wistful and searing exploration of a troubled legacy."
A daughter's vibrant relationship with her father decays into warfare and abuse in this coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2018

"A brisk and thought-provoking anatomy of shopping in the 21st century."
A study of the fraught world of retail in the age of Amazon. Read full book review >
A FLAME IN THE DARK by Sarah  Baughman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"An ingenious look at the nature of love in light of Lutheran theology."
A historical novel offers a litany of complex romantic entanglements set against the backdrop of the Protestant Reformation's genesis. Read full book review >

DESTROYING THEIR GOD by Wallace  Jeffs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2018

"A remarkable but sometimes-tedious account of the human mind's susceptibility to wholesale manipulation."
Jeffs recounts his fight to extricate himself—and his children—from a dangerous religious cult. Read full book review >
DIVISIBLE MAN by Howard  Seaborne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2018

"Well-written and engaging, with memorable characters and an intriguing hero."
In this debut thriller, a pilot survives a crash and discovers that he's developed strange abilities, which come in handy when someone kidnaps his friend's daughter. Read full book review >
BORN IN A TREACHEROUS TIME by Jacqui Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2018

"A well-executed tale of early man."
Murray (Twenty-Four Days, 2017, etc.) imagines the life of an early hominid, later famously nicknamed "Lucy" by archaeologists, in this adventure novel. Read full book review >
ABOVE THE STAR by Alexis Marie Chute
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"A twisty tale with an otherworldly setting that readers will happily revisit."
In this launch of Chute's (Expecting Sunshine, 2017) fantasy trilogy, a family travels to a bizarre and dangerous parallel world. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT CROSSING by Diane  Shute
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"An overly detailed but still thrilling European escapade."
Secrets lurk around every corner in this second book in Shute's (After Midnight, 2014) ongoing historical-fiction series.Read full book review >
MANIFESTING ME by Leah E.  Reinhart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2018

"A memoir that crafts a neatly resolved narrative though it doesn't always dive as deeply as it could have."
Reinhart's debut memoir recounts her childhood and early adulthood as she worked toward stability and self-realization. Read full book review >
BRING ME THEIR HEARTS by Sara Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"A zesty treat for YA and new-adult fantasists."
A young medieval woman embarks on a grim mission in this first installment of a fantasy romance series. 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 >