Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

The Last Torpedo by Frederick Von Burg
THRILLERS
Released: June 8, 2015

"Compelling goals, but this effort falls short of its mark."
In their debut thriller, Freund and Von Burg examine the murderous Nietzsche-inspired ideology that motivated committed Nazis. Read full book review >
Released: June 7, 2015

"Unpleasant but useful information, particularly for those who routinely come in contact with highly aggressive people."
A manual of advice born of long experience with violence. Read full book review >

Walking With the Enemy by C. Read
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2015

"An earnest, if occasionally redundant, description of one woman's rocky spiritual path."
Read offers her personal tale of religious awakening, including her experiences with people whom she says were falsely serving Jesus Christ. Read full book review >
DRAWN by Chris Ledbetter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 5, 2015

"Inventive, fast-paced fantasy with imaginative settings and engaging characters."
In Ledbetter's debut YA novel, a talented artist discovers that his new sketchbook harbors a dangerous secret. Read full book review >
The Superyogi Scenario by James Connor
THRILLERS
Released: June 4, 2015

"A fun philosophical thriller featuring superheroes with yoga mats."
The supernatural meets the spiritual in this unusual, endearing thriller. Read full book review >

The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights by Redfern Jon Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 1, 2015

"A contrived, uninvolving love triangle surrounded by a sprightlier comedy of modern manners."
Love conquers all, especially such trivial things as monogamy and sexual orientation, in this polyamorous romance. Read full book review >
How to Be a Superhero by Mark Edlitz
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 1, 2015

"All-out victory for fans, though even pop-culture newbs will enjoy the ride.
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This superpowered collection of more than 40 original, in-depth interviews explores the role of superheroes in pop culture—as told by the actors who played them. Read full book review >
PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATIONS by Douglas J. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2015

"Readers who enjoyed Presidential Intentions won't be disappointed by this action-packed sequel."
A political thriller that explores the grim consequences of a cataclysmic terrorist attack on Washington, D.C. Read full book review >
HIGH SCHOOL RUNNER by Bill Kenley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2015

"A solid debut set in the demanding world of high school distance runners, lit with pathos and humor."
A ninth-grade distance runner learns the meanings of loyalty, compassion, brotherhood, and self-reliance in Kenley's lively debut coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >
WARRIOR by Terry Irving
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2015

"A brisk, suspenseful adventure nestled in real, historical drama."
Irving's (Courier, 2015) historical thriller, the second in his Freelancer series, offers a provocative reinterpretation of the infamous Wounded Knee incident. Read full book review >
LOVE SPELL by Mia Kerick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2015

"A comical, thought-provoking YA novel for those who believe in the magic of love without all the hocus-pocus."
A teenage boy has a crush on a fellow student in Kerick's (The Red Sheet, 2014, etc.) first-person YA charmer. Read full book review >
Clarion Call of the Last Kallus by Peter  Krass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2015

"This clever mystery will particularly delight hard-core wordophiles—and send them scrambling for the dictionary."
In Krass' (Carnegie, 2011, etc.) novel, a National Security Agency assassin finds that things aren't what they seem after he carries out orders to kill a fellow agent. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >