Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

THE CLAN CALLING by Wendy Terrien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2017

"A fresh installment with a realistic protagonist whom teens will want to follow into the realms of the paranormal."
In Terrien's (The Rampart Guards, 2016) YA fantasy sequel, a teenager comes face to face with shape-shifters and unwanted responsibilities.Read full book review >
MATER GLADIATRIX by Richard Marin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2017

"Engaging and articulate; an enjoyable ride alongside a woman with a lust for adventure."
Investment Banker Marin (Global Pension Crisis: Unfunded Liabilities and How We Can Fill the Gap, 2013) pens a tribute to his mother, an unconventional, fiery force of nature.Read full book review >

THE LEAGUE OF GOVERNORS by Wendy Terrien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2017

"A strong continuation of a teen fantasy series that doesn't shy away from life's darker side."
In the second book of her YA paranormal fantasy series, Terrien (The Rampart Guards, 2016) pits her 14-year-old hero against the insidious forces of authoritarianism.Read full book review >
LUCK FAVORS THE PREPARED by Nathaniel Barber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 9, 2017

"Former band geeks may recognize themselves in some of Barber's high school memories, but more universal moments are rare."
Dry humor and rotten luck abound in this collection of short personal essays. Read full book review >
QUEEN OF THE ELEMENTS by Vrinda Sheth
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A satisfying installment of a YA adaptation of an ancient Indian epic."
Sheth (Shadows of the Sun Dynasty, 2016, etc.) focuses on the exploits of Rama in this second volume of the Sita's Fire Trilogy.Read full book review >

VENETIAN BLOOD by Christine Evelyn Volker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A riveting whodunit that makes full use of its dramatic setting."
In Volker's debut mystery, an American financial expert unravels a web of mystery, corruption, and danger hidden in one of the world's most beautiful cities. Read full book review >
THE BLACK KACHINA by Jack Getze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"An engaging thriller with heroic and villainous characters that readers will enjoy."
A U.S. Air Force officer teams up with a reporter to recover a missing missile before someone uses it to destroy the Hoover Dam in Getze's (Big Shoes, 2015, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
MUST LOVE FASHION by Deborah Garland
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"A strong start to a promising new romance series."
A dream job with a prestigious fashion house leads to an unexpected and life-changing affair in this debut novel. Read full book review >
HENRY AND THE HIDDEN TREASURE by B.C.R. Fegan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2017

"Early readers should enjoy this gentle picture book's fantasy elements and its message of sibling harmony, all delivered with a light, humorous touch."
A little boy comes up with outlandish ways to protect a "treasure" in Fegan's (The Grumpface, 2017) picture book, illustrated by Wen (The Play Tent of Imagination, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
OVERKILL by Niels de Terra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2017

"An ambitious but somewhat confusing graphic novel that seeks to vindicate Teilhard's works."
De Terra explores the work and reputation of controversial French Jesuit priest and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) in this debut graphic novel. Read full book review >
GOOD DAYS, BAD DAYS by Stew Mosberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2017

"Often engrossing tales of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances."
Mosberg's (In the Shadows of Canyon Road, 2015) collection offers a series of mostly tragic stories set at different points in history.Read full book review >
ALL THINGS NEW by Lauren Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An often potent story about confronting the future and featuring an engaging central relationship."
In Miller's (Free to Fall, 2014, etc.) YA novel, a modern teenager comes to terms with her fear of the unknown. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >