Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

THE CURSE OF THE NEVERLAND by Lindy MacLaine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 23, 2015

"A solid, entertaining and thoughtful fantasy tale, aside from a few small hitches."
MacLaine's debut novel delivers a new twist on an old classic, complete with pirates, dragons, pixies, childhood adventure and a twee fairyland. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN IN THE MOVIE STAR DRESS by Praveen Asthana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"An entertaining ride with a troubled but sympathetic young woman."
Debut author Asthana offers a novel about a young woman's peculiar journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >

BLACK ICE by Max Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"An engrossing thriller for readers who like their spies to be pragmatic but rigorous."
A Scandinavian intelligence officer stumbles upon a murderous global conspiracy to secure Arctic oil and gas resources in Morgan's debut thriller. Read full book review >
Chicago Law by Joseph A Garofalo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Mild lessons and anecdotes from a Chicago man who lifted himself from the middle class."
Worker's compensation lawyer Garofalo recounts his life and law practice in Chicago. Read full book review >
THE GLOW OF PARIS by Gary Zuercher
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A superb pictorial evocation of the City of Light, full of dazzling images and intriguing lore."
Pictures of Seine River bridges frame nighttime views of the French capital in this striking coffee-table collection of photographs. Read full book review >

GODHEAD by Greg McLeod
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A novel combination of worlds and characters in an ambitious, cutting story that's occasionally overcomplicated."
From author McLeod (The King of Dreams, 2014), an epic fantasy novel spanning Earth and mythical lands. Read full book review >
DEAD WRONG by Betta Ferrendelli
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A tense, engaging series mystery."
The third installment of Ferrendelli's mystery series (Revenge is Sweet, 2013, etc.) centers on a mortuary where the bodies aren't exactly treated with respect. Read full book review >
PASSING THROUGH PERFECT by Bette Lee Crosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2015

"Racially problematic but otherwise an enjoyable read."
The third entry in Crosby's (Jubilee's Journey, 2013, etc.) Wyattsville series spans 20 years and a journey from Alabama to Pennsylvania—a great distance of more than land for Benjamin Church. Read full book review >
NICKERBACHER by Terry John Barto
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 14, 2015

"A well-illustrated dragon tale that may help bridge the gap between young and old readers."
In Barto (Gollywood, Here I Come!, 2014) and Sponaugle's children's picture book, a young dragon slays his captive princess, her prince and finally his own disapproving father—with laughter. Read full book review >
THE SOUND OF WATER by Joshua K. Linden
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 14, 2015

"A collection of well-written, perceptive, and quietly powerful essays, meant to be savored."
Linden, in his debut nonfiction work, shares insights gleaned from his years of reflection on the nature of the soul. Read full book review >
A JOURNAL OF THE CRAZY YEAR by Forrest Carr
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 12, 2015

"A great case made for the idea that the end isn't nigh—it's already here."
A pandemic helps humanity destroy itself in this wry apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >
In Your Name, I Write by Claire Fukouara
Released: Jan. 10, 2015

"A dense, abstract philosophical work for the very patient and the very curious."
Fukouara expounds on common philosophical concepts in her debut work. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >