Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

WAYS OF LEAVING by Grant Jarrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Ruthlessly brilliant writing brings grace to a story smoldering in pain."
A standout novel about going home, where old girlfriends, awkward funerals, deeply buried parental secrets and naked, drunken, nocturnal escapades irritate a man like scabs of his squandered youth and misspent adulthood. Read full book review >
THE SCIELL by Auden D. Johnson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"A middling but occasionally intriguing dark fantasy. "
Johnson, in her debut, offers the first installment of a new horror-fantasy series. Read full book review >

FOLLOW THE MONEY by Thomas K Lamb
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 11, 2014

"A concise, coherent overview of financial basics."
A practical guide to building wealth and managing finances, aimed at beginning investors. Read full book review >
BEYOND CONFLICT by Timothy Phillips
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: March 10, 2014

"An engaging book from an organization with an important, hopeful story to share."
A conflict-resolution organization looks back on the 20 years since its founding. Read full book review >
COLLISION by Michael Phillip Cash
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 10, 2014

"Not exactly profound, but top-notch literary escapism with nonstop action, well-developed characters and jaw-dropping plot twists."
At breakneck speed, Cash's (Schism, 2013, etc.) second installment in the Darracia saga blends elements of sci-fi and fantasy as it continues to chronicle the adventures of a small group of heroes desperately attempting to unite a war-torn planet. Read full book review >

ON THE WILD COAST by Patrick J. Lee
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 10, 2014

"A richly rendered, if sometimes uneven, story simmering with vivid characters and set in an unforgettable locale."
A multilayered debut mystery in which the body of an unidentified white man washes up on the rocks of a backwater settlement in post-apartheid South Africa. Read full book review >
EARTH ESSENCE by Helmut Norbert Taferner
FOOD & COOKING
Released: March 7, 2014

"A hearty and savory collection, with a few sweet delights thrown in. "
A collection of healthy alternatives to traditional comfort food. Read full book review >
ROGUE ALLIANCE by Michelle Bellon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 6, 2014

An emotionally haunted detective and a laboratory-made vampire struggle with their unnatural attraction in the first book in Bellon's (Embracing You, Embracing Me, 2012, etc.) new Rogue Saga. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2014

"A personal look at the disintegration of the Soviet Union, experienced through the eyes of an occasionally callow, but always likable, young man."
An affecting coming-of-age memoir looking at life in the Soviet Union at a time of political and social change by American debut author Kalis. Read full book review >
HUNT FOR A BRIDE by Jeff R. Spalsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2014

"A lighthearted, engaging novel that fits squarely into the tradition of Westerns yet finds its own path to a more modern audience."
Outlaws are defeated and cowboys find true love in this third book in Spalsbury's (The Hunted Return, 2012, etc.) Western series. Read full book review >
STRANGE LIFE by Eleanor Lerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A bold but often nebulous collection that's not too interested in the specifics."
The mundane staples of modern life take on startling new meaning in Lerman's (The Sensual World Re-remerges, 2010, etc.) inventive, ruminative book of poems. Read full book review >
TIPPY TIP by Vanessa Roam
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014

"A pleasantly illustrated, quiet story that animal lovers will especially enjoy."
Two siblings worry over the fate of a little goat in Roam's (A Remnant Surprise, 2011) picture-book sequel. Read full book review >