Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

CLING by Jeff Menapace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2016

"Elevates the dystopian genre with snappy writing, well-drawn characters, intriguing back story, and bracing battles."
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman with special powers and a small band of underground survivors take on a cruel warlord. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 14, 2016

"An engrossing look at a wide-ranging career in the foreign service as well as a sweeping story of a globe-trotting life."
A memoir details the author's world travels and diverse responsibilities as a United States Information Agency officer. Read full book review >

Blue News by Lance LoRusso
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A perceptive work provides practical and timely suggestions for improving communication after critical incidents such as officer-involved shootings."
A police officer-turned-attorney examines the relationship between law enforcement and the media. Read full book review >
DAWN OF LEGAIA by A.C. Hachem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"An expansive tale, despite its focus on one character, that offers trendy tech and substantial back story for a planned series."
A scientist aiming to colonize a new planet faces strong—and potentially lethal—opposition from an affluent rival in Hachem's sci-fi debut. Read full book review >
TIGER PELT by Annabelle J Kim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Unfolding against a sprawling canvas, an absorbing tale of characters shedding their identities and reinventing themselves, despite being battered by war."
Korea serves as a perfect crucible for Kim's expansive and impressive historical fiction debut, in which the characters must struggle against overwhelming odds. Read full book review >

THE LAST UP by Jimmy Vee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"An engaging, funny tale about salesmanship and much more."
A time-travel fantasy novel about the philosophical core of an auto dealership. Read full book review >
YOU FIRST by Stephanie Fournet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"A smart romance that will satisfy existing fans and likely bring new ones to the table."
Fournet's (Leave a Mark, 2016. etc.) latest romance matches a young mother with a crime novelist in a sweet tale about learning to cope with whatever life throws your way. Read full book review >
Final Departure by Jeff Walton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2016

"A wide-ranging and argument-heavy (albeit, rigged for the prosecution) novel dramatizing the tenets of Christian apologetics."
Two men trapped by a storm have a long conversation about humanity, life, and faith. Read full book review >
Biome by Ryan Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An indelible red-planet backdrop enhances an already rugged, tenacious story of a colony's cadets learning to rely on one another."
Part of a Mars terraforming settlement, a teenager has six days to figure out why doctors are repeatedly wiping her peers' memories—and why she's retained her own—in this sci-fi debut. Read full book review >
Dare Ya! by Rhonda Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An energetic, but sometimes-feckless action potboiler about a wacky dotcom."
Two Special Forces veterans and ex-cons strike it rich with a gonzo social media website and then battle a vengeful conspiracy in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
The Pawn by Skye Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A well-written piece of erotic fiction, starring a desperate heroine, for alpha-male fans."
In this novel, debts force a young woman to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder. Read full book review >
MEMOIRS OF HOME AND FAMILY by Huyen Nguyen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A haunting, cleareyed account of the hardships imposed by war and tyranny."
Huyen recounts growing up during politically perilous times in Vietnam. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >