Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

DEVIL'S DAUGHTER by Hope Schenk-de Michele
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 14, 2015

"A worthwhile jaunt for readers interested in a mix of magic, mankind, and the sinister ploys of the devil."
Debut authors Schenck-de Michele and Marquez's urban fantasy novel about Lucifer's daughter and a peculiar shop. Read full book review >
Black Dawn by Cristin Harber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"Sure to appease readers interested in romance, but Harber supports it with a solid thriller foundation.
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A hacker stuck in a destructive relationship fends off terrorists all while being wooed by a handsome fellow hacker in Harber's (Hart Attack, 2014) romantic thriller. Read full book review >

Common Sense Is Not All That Common by Eliot H. Dunsky
Released: July 14, 2015

"A touching legacy narrative infused with practical wisdom."
A physician with Lou Gehrig's disease shares insights to leave behind for his young grandson in this debut advice guide. Read full book review >
The Opposite of Love by T.A. Pace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A volcanic mix of kinky intimacy, casual hookups, and emotionally crippled lovers make this a memorable read."
A cop and a sexy but ambivalent real estate executive explore the limits of rough sex, control, and love in this Pace's debut erotic novel. Read full book review >
The Appalachian by Kirk Ward Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"The literary equivalent of the titular trail: it takes time to reach the end, but the trek is worth it."
A man hiking on the Appalachian Trail recollects the loves and losses he's experienced throughout his 128 years in Robinson's (Life in Continuum, 2012, etc.) epic drama.Read full book review >

Awake in the Game of Pretending by Nejoud Al-Yagout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2015

"Moving, illuminating verse."
Al-Yagout takes readers on a spiritual journey that will challenge and inspire. Read full book review >
#BabyLove: My Social Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 9, 2015

"A charming modernization of the traditional bedtime tale."
In Dehghanpisheh's modern and unconventional take on the bedtime story, one baby is the subject of a social media storm. Read full book review >
Destroying Angel by Missy Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 9, 2015

"A sometimes-endearing tale that almost succeeds but attempts too much."
Grief, teenage drama, alien bird-men, and a reality-warping drug combine in the quirky cocktail of Wilkinson's debut coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >
The Abolition of Cash by David R. Warwick
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 8, 2015

"A spirited argument to move beyond a cherished American institution, the physical dollar, into a digital payment future."
An intriguing, balanced study of a future cashless society. Read full book review >
The Bennett Women by Roberta R. Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"Despite its sometimes too-neat storyline, readers may find merit in this novel's exploration of the challenges of aging loved ones."
In this novel set in 2012, a harrowing health scare for a family matriarch spurs emotional crises for her Fortune 500 company CEO daughter and musically talented granddaughter. Read full book review >
Released: July 7, 2015

"For anyone entering the world of law, this is a crucial read that offers a powerful message about effecting positive social change."
In this inspiring debut guide, Tyner presents stories and ideas to motivate and encourage those in the legal field. Read full book review >
The Secret Snowflake by Teresa Easley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"A story that may be most successful as a spirited, animated read-aloud."
In this debut picture book, a special child must be found in order to save Christmas. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >