Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

THE STORIES WE TELL by Patsy Sims
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"An engrossing anthology of work, full of intimate details, from veterans of magazine journalism."
An anthology of landmark long-form articles written by female journalists. Read full book review >
WHISPER OF DEATH by Patricia Wynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A gripping series continues with energy and thrills to spare."
The latest book in Wynn's (Acts of Faith, 2014, etc.) historical detective series finds the hero known as "Blue Satan" and lady-in-waitingHester Kean investigating the murder of an English lord.Read full book review >

WOLVES AND ROSES by Christina Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An entertaining foray into lifestyles of the rich and magical."
A teenage girl, slated for a fairy-tale life, yearns for normality in this contemporary YA fantasy novel. Read full book review >
SCOOP OF THE YEAR by Tom Claver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2017

"A smartly restrained and persistently witty crime tale even at its grimmest."
For a British journalist, maintaining a career and financial stability can be murder—and may even call for it—in this thriller. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING KING by Laurel  Colless
Released: Oct. 25, 2017

"A fantasy tale featuring delightful characters that primes readers for an ongoing series."
In Colless' middle-grade debut, a young boy may be a prophesied king who, according to legend, will save the world when it needs him most. Read full book review >

MISSING MR. WINGFIELD by E. Christopher Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"An inviting, if sometimes-lackadaisical, tale about the choices that one woman makes in life."
Clark (Out of the Woods, 2017, etc.) presents an offbeat family saga. Read full book review >
WOLF HOLLOW by Nikki  Jefford
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 23, 2017

"A clever romance with strong characters and an intriguing fictional world."
Jefford (Night Stalker, 2017) explores a harsh, mesmerizing post-apocalyptic world in this paranormal-romance novel, the first in a series. Read full book review >
DREADMARROW THIEF by Marjory  Kaptanoglu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 23, 2017

"A novel that celebrates life and love the way only the best fantasy tales can."
In this YA fantasy debut, a magically powered teenager battles a ruling wizard on behalf of her parents. Read full book review >
DIARY OF A 6TH GRADE SLEEPWALKING WARRIOR by A.M. Shah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2017

"Comic adventures and serious courage mix well in this middle-grade novel."
In this comedy/horror chapter book, a boy sleepwalks into another world where he must fight a demon. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 19, 2017

"A highly conversational self-help book that successfully documents how many have made positive decisions in their lives."
A collection of anecdotes about making life changes that focuses on shifting one's habits and finding new routes to success. Read full book review >
FAMILY DINNERS by A.X.  McKneally
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A strong, important account of self-preservation."
A debut memoir examines narcissism and women's rights. Read full book review >
YOU CAN’T BUY LOVE LIKE THAT  by Carol E. Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"This work movingly renders the complex emotional landscape of living in and out of the closet."
A gay woman recounts her experiences during the 1960s and onward in this debut memoir. 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 >