Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

Psychedelic  Bubble Gum by Bobby Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"A highly detailed autobiography by a unique figure in American cultural history that will interest historians and pop-culture aficionados alike."
Hart, in his debut, tells of how his jagged path through the music industry led to heartbreak—but also to happiness. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2015

"An engaging story of success, as told by a man who refused to quit."
A debut work of creative nonfiction about the daunting challenges of higher education and the power of perseverance. Read full book review >

Elizabeth's Midnight by Aaron Michael Ritchey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 7, 2015

"A transformative tale for those who believe in magic and in a young girl's heart—a grandmother's too."
A socially awkward teenager discovers her true self in this fantasy-laced YA novel. Read full book review >
SYSTEM by Jon A. Davidson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 6, 2015

"A staid, melancholy, cautionary sci-fi tale with an Orwellian, fablelike quality."
Faced with the end of his marriage, a mild-mannered man starts to question the omnipotent data-based System that regulates his society in this sci-fi novel. Read full book review >
Yield for Oncoming Greatness by Matt N. Tabrizi
Released: May 6, 2015

"An earnest book with idealistic intent but its proposals lack the detail they need to be widely embraced."
Tabrizi, in his debut nonfiction work, offers high-level proposals for how to improve the country. Read full book review >

SAVING GRAPES by J.T Lundy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A memorable, unexpectedly heartwarming romp."
Lundy's (Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy, 2013) amusing tale of two hapless Illinoisans trying to raise quick cash in French wine country. Read full book review >
DEEP BLUE SALOON by Thomas Courtney Click
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A high-stakes Caribbean thriller, fueled by sex, drugs, and deep-sea dives."
Raised by the Texas Mafia and addicted to the nitrogen high of deep-sea diving, a hired gun struggles to escape his past and start anew. Read full book review >
Xs and Os for Gabby Ann by Petrell Marie Ozbay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A bright, lighthearted, and comforting book for children missing a faraway parent.
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In this illustrated children's book, a little girl going to sleep waits for her father's kisses and hugs to arrive from far away. Read full book review >
ELEVEN REGRETS by Mel Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2015

"A remarkable tale of perseverance and a haunting reminder that abuse can often hide in plain sight."
A stark, shocking memoir that offers a look into the mindset of abused children. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 2, 2015

"A solid compilation of the fundamentals of cancer, its diagnosis, and its treatment."
A guide to common questions regarding cancer, along with a substantial collection of resources. Read full book review >
CASINO QADDAFI by Graham Tempest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"Like 007 with a CPA card—who knew accounting could be so wild?"
Taking place largely in Libya in 2011—just weeks after the assassination of Moammar Gadhafi—Tempest's (Casino Excelsior, 2012, etc.) third financial mystery/thriller featuring forensic accountant Oliver Steele revolves around his mission to locate an illegitimate son of the slain leader. Read full book review >
GREEN DEVIL by David Saperstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"One hell of a ride, even though the devils in these details are more comic book than cosmic."
An ancient, fallen archangel will ruin North America with nuclear toxins unless a multicultural force of holy men and heroes can smite the supernatural menace. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >