Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

What Makes It Worthy  by David Paul Kuhn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2015

"Insightful politicalcommentary that will keep readers immersed.
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A political novel documents both the cynical lows and romantic highs of campaign life in America, as experienced by two reporters. Read full book review >
This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things by Clint Edwards
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2015

"Full of laughs and heart."
Love, marriage, and parenthood are messy. This comic memoir celebrates the joys that come with having your life turned upside down. Read full book review >

The Bullied Anthology: Stories of Success  by Bhavya  Kaushik
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2015

"A worthwhile resource for counselors, teachers, and others who work with children."
A collection of personal experiences with bullies sends a positive message to kids going through the same ordeal. Read full book review >
DEVIL'S DAUGHTER by Hope Schenk-de Michele
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 14, 2015

"A worthwhile jaunt for readers interested in a mix of magic, mankind, and the sinister ploys of the devil."
Debut authors Schenck-de Michele and Marquez's urban fantasy novel about Lucifer's daughter and a peculiar shop. Read full book review >
The Opposite of Love by T.A. Pace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A volcanic mix of kinky intimacy, casual hookups, and emotionally crippled lovers make this a memorable read."
A cop and a sexy but ambivalent real estate executive explore the limits of rough sex, control, and love in this Pace's debut erotic novel. Read full book review >

Black Dawn by Cristin Harber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"Sure to appease readers interested in romance, but Harber supports it with a solid thriller foundation.
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A hacker stuck in a destructive relationship fends off terrorists all while being wooed by a handsome fellow hacker in Harber's (Hart Attack, 2014) romantic thriller. Read full book review >
Released: July 7, 2015

"For anyone entering the world of law, this is a crucial read that offers a powerful message about effecting positive social change."
In this inspiring debut guide, Tyner presents stories and ideas to motivate and encourage those in the legal field. Read full book review >
RAMPAGE by Alan Brenham
THRILLERS
Released: July 4, 2015

"Precise and unequivocally gripping; an edge-of-your-seat ride from beginning to end."
In Brenham's (Cornered, 2014, etc.) latest thriller, cops in Austin, Texas, face off against a former convict on a vengeance-driven, murderous crime spree. Read full book review >
The Flensing Knife by Elizabeth Douthart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2015

"Though it's difficult to invest in the heroine, this whaling ship narrative rights itself with meticulous research and attention to detail."
Life on a whaling ship is alternately difficult and delightful in Douthart's debut novel chiefly narrated by one captain's new wife. Read full book review >
The Color of our Sky by Amita Trasi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2015

"A sad, soulful, and revelatory story about a deeply troubled nation in transition."
A haunting debut novel about two young women in Mumbai that brings the brutal realities of modern India into focus. Read full book review >
HITLIST by K. Rawson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 2, 2015

"A precise portrait of the teen zeitgeist that reassures readers that, despite indications to the contrary, the kids are all right."
An impulsive high school cyber-prank spirals dangerously out of control in Rawson's visceral, compelling debut YA novel. Read full book review >
THE WEALTH OF VIRGINIA by Barbara N. McLennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"An informative rendering of pre-Revolutionary America, with an inspiring female protagonist."
McLennan's (The Wealth of Jamestown, 2013) historical novel depicts America at a tenuous stage in its early history, when wealth, violence and political unease were all starting to swell. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >