Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

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 >

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 >
THE ANGEL OF ANTIOCH by Daniel Molyneux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2015

"A theologically intriguing novel that mimics the Bible's dramatic presentation."
A parablelike tale of spirituality, religion, and persecution. Read full book review >
THE ROBUSTA INCIDENT by Jennifer Fales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Even though it dwells too often on its protagonist's misery, this book will appeal to anyone who's ever endured petty bureaucracy."
A novel packed with humor and absurd plot twists that satirizes corporate scientists and soulless management. Read full book review >
A GIRL'S GUIDE TO LIFE by Michelle Herman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet, if occasionally hackneyed, book of advice for young girls."
A mother's collection of bromides to her young daughter that centers on healthy emotional growth. Read full book review >
ATLANTIS RISING by Gloria Craw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An enchanting debut from a promising new author of paranormal YA."
In Craw's YA fantasy debut, a teenage girl discovers she's part of a magical race—and she may be key to saving humankind. Read full book review >
STAGES OF DESIRE by Julia Tagan
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 5, 2015

"Enchanting Regency romance with affable central characters that tastefully blends sex with essentials of the genre."
Tagan's (A Question of Class, 2014) lively romance, set in London in 1808, has a young woman falling for the man pursuing her guardian's daughter. 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 >