Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

American for Sale by Chuck Van Soye
Released: May 26, 2016

"An optimistic adventure set against the ugliness of modern warfare in Syria."
A CIA-trained family man must escape the clutches of Middle Eastern extremists in this sequel to Spy Mates (2013).Read full book review >
Opening Gates by Nancy King
Released: May 20, 2016

"An intriguing, sometimes-painful reminder of 1950s culture that offers enough bright spots to make this novel an enjoyable read."
A summer job as a recreational therapist in a New York City psychiatric hospital unlocks the door to self-discovery for this tale's young heroine. Read full book review >

All About the Greater Good by Teri Ames
Released: May 20, 2016

"A well-paced, compelling story of minor events and ordinary lives spiraling out of control."
In her debut novel, Ames presents an account of the ordeal faced by a mother accused of assault and child endangerment. Read full book review >
Released: May 19, 2016

"A practical, accessible, and fun guide to planning the sailing adventure of a lifetime."
A debut book provides a practical sailing guide to world circumnavigation. Read full book review >
Released: May 18, 2016

"An all-too-relevant and eminently practical book that offers health strategies in a gadget-packed world.
A wide-ranging self-help guide explores the potential perils of the modern sedentary, screen-obsessed lifestyle and offers tips for achieving resilient health and memory. Read full book review >

What YOU Can Do About Bullying by Max and Zoey by Ari Magnusson
Released: May 17, 2016

"Appealing, concrete, and easy-to-follow suggestions for kids—and adults—in dealing with challenging relationships."
An empowering comic book focuses on how to prevent and deal with bullying. Read full book review >
THE GOD WAVE by Patrick Hemstreet
Released: May 17, 2016

"A flat-out astonishing debut."
In this sci-fi debut, a team of neuroscientists exposes new capabilities in the brain that may steer human evolution toward miraculous—and deadly—frontiers. Read full book review >
Toxic Client by Garrett Sutton
Released: May 17, 2016

"An engaging, empowering business protection guide."
Corporate attorney and prolific author Sutton (Finance Your Own Business, 2016, etc.) discusses how to identify, sidestep, and untangle oneself from problem customers in his latest entrepreneurism manual.Read full book review >
The Five Lions of the Volta by Larry Shields
Released: May 17, 2016

"The villains have little impact in this tale, but its white-collar plot is continually fascinating."
A scientist's attempt to secure funding to harvest Ghana's African plants for medicinal value becomes not-so-simple when Russian gun smugglers and Muslim terrorists demand a cut in Shields' (Double Dealing, 2012) thriller. Read full book review >
Tell Me No Lies by Magnolia Smith
Released: May 17, 2016

"An entertaining mashup of Bond, beignets, and bondage."
A CIA hit man struggles to protect a woman from a revenge killer—and his own dark desires—in this debut erotic thriller. Read full book review >
Bad Napkin by T.S.W. Sharman
Released: May 17, 2016

"A zany and satisfying story for fans of YA tales that pack as much humor as they do heart."
A grand misunderstanding disrupts the lives of high school sweethearts in this YA novel. Read full book review >
Kingdom's End by Charles D. Blanchard
Released: May 16, 2016

"A depressing read, despite an ending that offers some triumph."
In Blanchard's (Mourning Doves After the Fire, 2010) fantasy novel, a large rat colony is ruled by a good king until a rat soldier usurps power and the city hires exterminators. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Chris Cleave
June 14, 2016

In bestseller Chris Cleave’s latest novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, it’s London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war—until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is—bewilderingly—made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams. “Among all the recent fictions about the war, Cleave’s miniseries of a novel is a surprising standout,” our reviewer writes, “with irresistibly engaging characters who sharply illuminate issues of class, race, and wartime morality.” View video >