Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A lively peek into literary genius."
A tour of the various sources of inspiration for beloved works of literature. Read full book review >
SHIMMER by Raven Howell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"This verbal and visual treat portrays the evening as a lively and thought-provoking place of wonder."
A prolific children's poet offers an eclectic collection of nighttime pieces. Read full book review >

THE GIRL WHO SAVED GHOSTS by K.C. Tansley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An enjoyable supernatural mystery that tries to do too many things at once."
A high schooler learns more about her powers and her enemies in this YA paranormal-adventure sequel by Tansley (The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts, 2015). Read full book review >
THE HOUSE AT 758 by Kathryn Berla
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A moving, mysterious coming-of-age story."
A debut YA novel that grapples with a slew of difficult issues, including grief, stepfamilies, loneliness and first love. Read full book review >
THE LIARS' ASYLUM by Jacob M. Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"A fine collection that amply demonstrates Appel's gifts."
These eight short stories explore the author's continuing preoccupation with secrets, lies, illusions, and the uncertainties of love. Read full book review >

JACK GREGSON & THE FORGOTTEN PORTAL by Peter  Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"By-the-numbers portal fantasy with little to distinguish it from the pack."
Three children discover their magical family legacy in Wilson's middle-grade debut. Read full book review >
THE WEIGHT by Hubert Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"A thoughtful and highly readable legal thriller."
A famous Texas trial lawyer becomes a plaintiff in this third installment of a series. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 11, 2017

"A straightforward overview of organizational theory and practice."
A handbook for creating a responsive company culture that offers employees a chance to shine. Read full book review >
CHINA BUS by André  Darlington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2017

"A vivid, intimate collection of memories, ponderings, and portraits."
Darlington (The New Cocktail Hour, 2016, etc.) presents a collection of slice-of-life moments on a Chinatown bus. Read full book review >
SCUBA by Jimmy Olsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2017

"A thriller that offers a good read for a week at the beach."
In this novel, scuba diver Olsen (The Hero of Blind Pig Island and Other Island Stories, 2012, etc.) takes readers from a shipwreck 200 years ago to a present-day tale of greed, political intrigue, and mayhem.Read full book review >
EVEN IF IT KILLS ME by Donivan Blair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2017

"An uneven but charmingly eccentric memoir detailing a bassist's martial arts journey."
A rock musician chronicles his adventures at a taekwondo dojo in Texas. Read full book review >
SPARKED by Helena Echlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A fresh, enthusiastic, and wholly satisfying take on a familiar subgenre."
Teens with newfound powers may be the only ones who can stop an ancient evil from rising in Echlin (Gone, 2002) and Watrous' (If You Follow Me, 2010) supernatural mystery.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 >