Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2016

"A beautiful, meditative account of literary and historical merit.
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A debut memoir about adversity, identity, and a mystical quest for spiritual succor. Read full book review >
The Role by Richard Taylor Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2016

"A lightweight, entertaining Broadway yarn."
A young New York actor finds his life imitating his art in this gay theater romance. Read full book review >

True Born by L.E. Sterling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"A sometimes-riveting sci-fi series opener featuring multidimensional characters and an exciting, if violent, climax."
A dystopian YA novel in which sheltered twins realize that their world's problems are more personal than they ever imagined. Read full book review >
The Society by Jodie Andrefski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A thoughtful, sensitively drawn examination of bullying, revenge, and personal responsibility."
In Andrefski's (The Girlfriend Request, 2016, etc.) novel, a bullied teen at an elite private school plots revenge against her tormentors during recruitment week for a secret society. Read full book review >
Stumbling On A Tale by Suzanne Roche
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2016

"A successful sequel that delivers appealing time travelers thrust into a society filled with knights and dragons."
The Middle Ages beckon in the second installment of this YA time-travel series. Read full book review >

In Those First Bright Days of Elvis by Josephine Rascoe Keenan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2016

"The King of Rock and Roll presides over this tale of youthful loss and longing."
Elvis is back in the building in Rascoe Keenan's debut novel. Read full book review >
The Chronicles of Spartak by Steven A. Coulter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2016

"An overripe but still entertaining gay fantasia."
A multitalented, bisexual, teenage slave becomes a symbol of freedom in this debut sci-fi saga. Read full book review >
Justice by Scott Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"A swift, economical, and powerful story that conveys a range of interpersonal perspectives on marriage."
Hughes (Achieve Your Dreams, 2015, etc.) lucidly explores relationships via the tribulations of an embattled married couple in this novel. Read full book review >
The Couple Who Fell To Earth by Michelle Bitting
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"With this poetry collection, the author firmly establishes herself as a powerful contemporary voice in American letters."
In her third book-length collection, Bitting (Notes to the Beloved, 2012, etc.) converses with fellow poets, both classic and contemporary.Read full book review >
Twenty-four Shadows by Tanya J. Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"Educational and affecting; the importance of the author's ongoing mission to demystify the world of mental health care should not be overlooked."
An exploration of dissociative identity disorder, this fourth novel by Peterson (My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel, 2014, etc.) valiantly addresses the stigma of mental illness. Read full book review >
Forsaken Oath by V.S. Kemanis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2016

"A clever, immersive installment in an ongoing series about a determined prosecutor."
Kemanis (Thursday's List, 2015, etc.) offers a new legal thriller centered on hardworking attorney Dana Hargrove. Read full book review >
Hallow Mass by J.P. Mac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2016

"An imaginative back story and a rollicking plot make this an entertaining addition to the genre of occult fiction."
A university gets ensnared in a paranormal battle over a dangerous book in this debut horror novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >