Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

Understanding Mental Disorders by American Psychiatric Association
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: May 1, 2015

"A well-organized, nontechnical overview of recognized psychiatric disorders and methods for treating them."
A plainly written guide to psychiatric conditions, intended for nonspecialist readers. Read full book review >
FLASH by Donna Ball
THRILLERS
Released: May 1, 2015

"One of this mystery's investigators may be fluffy, but this thoroughly entertaining novel certainly isn't."
A recent murder stirs up a cop's memories of being shot in the line of duty in Ball's (A Wedding on Ladybug Farm, 2014, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

DEAD IN DUBAI by Marilynn Larew
THRILLERS
Released: April 30, 2015

"Lee's charm and tenacity can conquer any obstacle, even an unsteady premise."
Former CIA analyst Lee Carruthers returns in Larew's (The Spider Catchers, 2013) thriller, this time searching for a murderer in Dubai and stepping into the middle of a war between arms dealers. Read full book review >
Fred Pinsocket Loves Bananas by Peter Apel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"Families that enjoy repetitive songs, such as 'The Wheels on the Bus,' will be glad to throw this fruit-eating space traveler into their mix."
A spaceman boldly proclaims his love for Earth's appealing yellow fruit in this board-book debut by singer/songwriter Apel. Read full book review >
THE LAST BOOK EVER WRITTEN by Jonah Kruvant
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015

"A bit familiar but exciting nonetheless."
In a future dictatorship, detective Victor Vale starts questioning authority when, to infiltrate a dissident cell, he goes undercover as a writer. Read full book review >

LEGENDS OF THE RIF by Joe  O'Neill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2015

"Another entertaining action-adventure installment, albeit one with a few too many plot strands."
In O'Neill's (Wrath of the Caid, 2014, etc.) third volume of his YA Red Hand Adventures series, the Moroccan resistance prepares to battle a power-hungry warlord who's allied himself with the French army.Read full book review >
The Quarry at the Crossroads by Kim Ekemar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2015

"Once again, Ekemar's well-drawn, realistic characters and wild, suspenseful plot render this an absolute must-read for series fans."
In the third book of Ekemar's (Where the Bones of a Buried Rat Lie, 2014, etc.) planned tetralogy, Matthias Callaghan finds that loose threads in his web of lies threaten to unravel his subterfuge. Read full book review >
SOMETHING LIKE THIS by Eileen Cruz Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2015

"A compassionate coming-of-age novel about the down but not out."
Coleman (Sweetwater American, 2014) tells the story of Jadie Santiago, a young woman starting her career, entering into a new love affair, and hindered by a tragic childhood. Read full book review >
A CHEESE OF SOME IMPORTANCE by Mark R. Giesser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2015

"Combining witty if occasionally silly wordplay, dark adult themes, and surprisingly sharp dialogue, Giesser creates a modern-day comic novel about a series of 19th-century misadventures."
In 1815, a 1,250-pound wheelof cheese goes missing. A patent office clerk and his fiancee must recover it but not before there is a murder, a scandal in a whorehouse, and an unusually thoughtful nighttime interlude with a feline.Read full book review >
REMEMBERERS by C. Edward Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2015

"A leisurely opening is mere preparation for the fierce struggle to follow—and it's more than worth the wait."
A college student's visions may be effective in a battle against demons in Baldwin's (Fathers House, 2013) supernatural thriller. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 22, 2015

"A clever, broad collection of short, definitive remarks about life, love, and social phenomena."
A collection of short sayings on a variety of topics, from intelligence and politics to wealth and happiness. Read full book review >
ONE SEASON OF HOPE by Jim Stovall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A heartwarming story that's 'a little bit about football and an awful lot about life.'"
A novel about small-town high school football, life lessons, and President Harry S. Truman. 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 >