Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

FLAP YOUR WINGS, LITTLE ROBIN by Andrea  Legg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"An encouraging animal tale with an important message for children with disabilities."
In this debut picture book, a voiceless robin learns how to communicate with other animals. Read full book review >
GAELAN’S WAR by Thaddeus  McGrath
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A briskly written, spirited, and accomplished thriller that readers will be able to sink their teeth into."
A war-torn hero battles an encroaching population of werewolves in McGrath's debut novel. Read full book review >

DROP DEAD RED by Glenda Carroll
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A smart, steadfast gumshoe who, in her second book, continues to flourish."
An amateur sleuth initiates her own investigation when she believes the drowning of her sister's childhood friend, a competitive swimmer, is anything but accidental in this thriller. Read full book review >
SLEEPYTIME DOWN SOUTH by C. W.  Cannon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2017

"An engaging, melancholy, and uneasy journey through the recesses of the Big Easy."
A musician's impromptu trip to New Orleans leads to a glimpse of the future and a reckoning with his past in this novel. Read full book review >
ICED by Robert  Grindy
Released: Dec. 31, 2017

"An offbeat thriller with a greenhorn detective who categorically defies convention."
In debut novelist Grindy's mystery, a college professor plans to turn a student's story idea into a best-seller of his own—but he gets sidetracked by a real-life death that's shockingly similar to the one in his book. Read full book review >

LEO AT THE BUS STOP by Donna Sledge  Casey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 2017

"Could easily reach its charming potential with smoother narrative transitions."
In Casey's debut, a picture book for a preschool and kindergarten audience, playtime for a little girl and her beloved cat changes when school starts. Read full book review >
BREAKING THE ICE by Julie Cross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"A companionable and realistic rendering of teen courtship."
Two teenagers, each struggling with past romantic failures, haltingly fall in love in this YA romance. Read full book review >
ONE MORE LAST DANCE by Jerry Antil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 25, 2017

"A delightfully quirky tale both unpredictable and affecting."
An adventure-driven novel chronicles an eventful road trip taken by a dying man and the Cajun French version of Forrest Gump. Read full book review >
NEVER TOO LATE by B. Lynn  Goodwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 20, 2017

"A candid, revealing portrait of an unconventional love story."
In this memoir, a woman describes her journey from a solitary life to marriage at age 62, frankly analyzing potential risks along the way. Read full book review >
IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE by Michael J.  Canzoniero
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A sufficient mystery that's amplified by richly developed characters."
A Long Island, New York-based homicide detective searches for a killer who may be his therapist friend's patient in Canzoniero's (Conditional Love, 2015) thriller. Read full book review >
5TH & HOPE by Nathaniel Sewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2017

"A cross-country trip through Americana with small delights throughout and a few bumps in the road."
A road-trip novel traces a man's spiritual journey as he follows the path of his grandparents across the country. Read full book review >
THE COMPLETE DIARIES OF YOUNG ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE by John Raffensperger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An entertaining, rollicking addition to the Holmes-verse, combining real-world lore with over-the-top melodrama."
Ever wonder where Arthur Conan Doyle got his Sherlock Holmes ideas? 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 >