Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

Inside the Flavor League by Paul Moser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2016

"A conspiratorial, character-driven, and fantastically creative tale of high-end liquor and outlandish melodrama."
A satirical yarn traces the roots of a secret society monitoring and fiercely protecting the sanctity of alcoholic beverages. Read full book review >
The Making of Bhishma by Kamesh Ramakrishna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A unique, entertaining attempt to reconcile the ambiguities of an ancient myth with its archeological record."
In this debut installment of Ramakrishna's retelling of the Indian epic, the Mahabharata, warrior Devavrata Bhishma recounts a long road of intrigues and misunderstandings that led to his renunciation of a crown and the eventual eruption of a war. Read full book review >

Prophet of Loss by Kennedy Weible
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"An often striking account of religious opportunism."
In this drama, a charismatic cult leader exploits a downtrodden family. Read full book review >
Memoir of a Jaded Woman by Emunah  La-Paz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2016

"Pleasurable venting with a positive, uplifting ending."
A blogger becomes inspired by a friend's troubled marriage in this relationship guide. Read full book review >
Six Ways to Sunday by Jay Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2016

"A sharp philosophical discussion, unfortunately packaged in a muddled plot."
When a young college student's religious beliefs are shaken, he turns to his professor for counsel in Lee's debut novel. Read full book review >

A Theory of Nothing by Thomas Barlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"A cheekily ironic takedown of academic adventures in absurdity.
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Barlow's (Between the Eagle or the Dragon, 2013, etc.) debut novel provides a farcical look at the pursuit of junk science in the hallowed halls of the academy.Read full book review >
Accidental Arrival by Lutricia Barnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2016

"An engaging narrative voice and thoughtful back story add depth to a fairly standard portal-adventure plot."
In this YA fantasy novel, a teenage girl unexpectedly travels to another planet, where she learns that Earth may soon join an intergalactic coalition. Read full book review >
Leftover Girl by C.C. Bolick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2016

"A young heroine copes with bizarre dreams in a surprisingly fresh paranormal romance."
This debut YA novel, the first installment in a series, follows an adopted teenager who moves to Alabama. Read full book review >
Fetch Us Some Water by Wendi Christner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"A gripping, subtle, and page-turning mystery."
Christner's (The Water Bearer, 2008) family drama set in the American South tells the story of a daughter returning home to care for her terminally ill mother and of past violent crimes that shook the close-knit community to its core.Read full book review >
Practical Ophthalmology by James Hung
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"An indispensable ophthalmological volume for any general practitioner's office."
Hung (Silk Road on My Mind, 2015, etc.) offers an ophthalmology guide intended for use by nonspecialist medical practitioners.Read full book review >
The Holistic Manifesto by E.P. Anthony
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"An impressively sober and fair-minded analysis."
A comprehensive center-left political platform that addresses the worsening problem of economic inequality. Read full book review >
Silver Rain by Patrick Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A technology-inspired mystery with all the fun of a zombie-esque outbreak."
Nanobytes released into the air transform most of the U.S. population into crazed killers who attack the unaffected in this sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >