Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

Who the Heck is Harvey Stingle? by Whitney Dineen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2016

"An impressive addition to a supernatural series that should delight a wide range of readers."
Two girls travel to the past in search of answers about a new friend in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
Missing Piece by Uzo Okoye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2016

"A slow-moving story about how religion can rapidly and completely transform a person's life."
In Okoye's debut novel, a successful but unfulfilled lawyer turns to Christianity to find meaning. Read full book review >

A Paperboy's Fable by Deep Patel
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 7, 2016

"A finely crafted business fable steeped in meaning; made all the more remarkable by the author's youth."
A parable reveals several business truths through the eyes of an enterprising paperboy. Read full book review >
The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A winning story about a teenage voice student that hits all the right notes."
Set at a summer music camp in Indiana, this debut YA novel spins a tale of romance and self-discovery. Read full book review >
The Green Knight by Chris Dietzel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Stirring sci-fi action that should appeal to fans who applaud the introduction 'A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.'"
A space princess tries to halt a terrible war—seemingly prompted by her father—while facing an appointment with execution at the hands of the mysterious Green Knight. Read full book review >

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady G. Stefani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Chock-full of sharp tonal contrasts, this tale should appeal to readers with a hunger for alien adventure and an understanding of how it feels to be considered crazy."
A debut novel fuses a serious issue—the stigma of mental illness—with sci-fi to chronicle a girl's unusual coming-of-age. Read full book review >
Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge by Norman Whaler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A religious sequel to Dickens' holiday classic and an ideal stocking stuffer."
A debut novella and sequel to A Christmas Carol explores the adult life of Tiny Tim.Read full book review >
Azaleas Don't Bloom Here by Frank Klus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"Michael Moore meets Nineteen Eighty-Four in this pulpy action-thriller, which explores the pathologies of rampant capitalist greed and corruption."
In Klus' (Take the Pilgrim Road, 2013) sci-fi sequel, a businessman finds himself embroiled in a revolutionary conspiracy in a nightmarish future America, where powerful corporate interests and gangsterlike cops dominate the government.Read full book review >
The Book of Sonny by Bob Laurie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2016

"A heartfelt story of a broken family beginning to heal."
A badly fractured family suddenly faces a crisis in Laurie's debut novel. Read full book review >
Between the Lines There Lies a Story of Me by Sabaine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2016

"A challenging but reasonably effective look at the struggles of a young woman of color who clings to her strength and identity."
The story of a teenage girl's depression unfolds in a poetic narrative that slowly reveals a web of love, betrayal, abuse, rape, and murder. Read full book review >
Sliding Delta by Thomas Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"A jazzy glimpse into history that will pluck at the heartstrings of musicians but may leave other readers feeling a bit blue."
A young man runs away to the South to learn the blues in this novel by Baldwin (The Fourth Domain, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >
Pilgrim Spokes by Neil Hanson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2016

"A book that offers plenty of 'shared sojourner's camaraderie' in the company of a happy, philosophical companion."
Anothermemoir from Hanson (Pilgrim Wheels, 2015, etc.) about a cross-country bicycle odyssey. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >