Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

LIMP by Simon Eli Vella
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A humorous, free-wheeling account of youthful indiscretions."
A personal memoir that comically chronicles a youth filled with social anxiety, drug abuse, and shiftless meandering. Read full book review >
EXORCISING YOUR EXCUSES by Griff Neilson
Released: Feb. 20, 2017

"A comprehensive but flawed wellness manual."
Neilson's debut holistic self-help book examines the ways that excuses can interfere with a healthy lifestyle. Read full book review >

MONSIEUR PIERRE by Anne Dana
written and illustrated by Anne Dana
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 18, 2017

"This story provides a charming, warm introduction to Paris for kids, ending on a happy note."
In this debut illustrated children's book for ages 3 to 5, a French octopus gets lonely and leaves his native fountain to explore Paris and beyond. Read full book review >
IT’S MY LIFE, AND I’LL CRY IF I WANT TOO by Kimberly D. Holmes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2017

"A heated but forthright account of one woman's trials."
Holmes' memoir relates her struggle with a mental health disorder, drug addiction, and the complexities of everyday life. Read full book review >
Earth: Legend of the End by Adam Hatefi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"This scanty apocalyptic tale has heroes galore but not much substance."
Legendary figures battle over the fate of the world in Hatefi's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

The Mermaids of Lake Michigan by Suzanne Kamata
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A lyrical, compelling coming-of-age story with magical elements."
A water-loving girl struggles to find her place on land in this novel. Read full book review >
ISLAND OF EXILES by Erica Cameron
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A fresh, original series starter bolstered by a dynamic protagonist and a welcome sense of depth."
Cameron (Assassins: Nemesis, 2017, etc.) tells a YA fantasy tale about a "nyshin"—a warrior, mage, and hunter—on a desert island rife with danger.Read full book review >
JUDAS SON OF SIMON by Daniel Molyneux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Period particulars augment this multilayered portrayal of Judas."
Molyneux's (Elia's Proverbs, 2015, etc.) novel follows the life of the disciple Judas. Read full book review >
THE FAITHFUL ONE by Michele Chynoweth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A well-constructed, if rather straightforward, modern adaptation of the Book of Job."
Chynoweth (The Runaway Prophet, 2016, etc.) retells the biblical story of Job in this contemporary novel.Read full book review >
DRAGONKYN by Nathan Smith Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A superhero series opener that should work quick, indelible magic on audiences."
A YA fantasy features an underprivileged teen who starts displaying fantastic powers. Read full book review >
THE SPACE BETWEEN by Jenn Crowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2017

"An offbeat but overlong story of a romantic relationship."
In Crowell's (Etched on Me, 2014, etc.) novel, two long-distance friends admit their love for each other without fully considering the psychological consequences.Read full book review >
NOT GUILTY by Ralph Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2017

"Thoroughly engrossing, both the investigators and their investigations."
An uncle-nephew private eye team takes on dual cases involving the rape of a 17-year-old girl and a probable murder in this second volume of a mystery series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >