Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

Rules for the Perpetual Diet by K. S. R. Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A lovely ode to Paris, friendship, spontaneity and forks—both on the plate and in the road."
In Burns' (The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl, 2009) novel, a perpetual dieter decides, after her best friend dies, to follow through on "The Plan" they had made to go to Paris.Recommendations for writing a can't-put-down book: Make your protagonist funny, introspective or complicated—better yet, all three—as well as someone whom readers will immediately recognize and feel compassion for. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE MOUSE SANTI by David Eugene Ray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A clever picture book with an unexpected punch line that will delight young readers."
A mouse who wants to be a cat has a conversation that leads to an unexpected outcome in this delightful picture book by debut author Ray, featuring illustrations by Germano (The German King, 2013). Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"An inventive, entertaining mix of history, research and self-help."
Debut authors Lowell and Lola's thoroughly researched, compelling self-help work focuses on undoing "fixed mindset thinking." Read full book review >
SNAYGILL by Michelle B. Assor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A fanciful, thought-provoking adventure."
This YA fantasy stars a pair of snake princes who must navigate a world of wonder and deception. Read full book review >
THE AUTUMN CRUSH by Andrew Eustace Anselmi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A novel with laudable ambitions that doesn't generate enough real drama to galvanize its torpid narrative."
In Anselmi's debut novel, a self-made man is accused of murdering his business partner and wife. Read full book review >

THE BLACK CARRIAGE by Edward B. Crutchley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Rich with world history and a burning central question, the story provides an array of real-life characters and fascinating locations."
From author Crutchley (Innovation Trends in Plastics Decoration and Surface Treatment, 2014) comes a novel concerning missing gold and the tumultuous world events in the time of Napoleon. Read full book review >
GRANT OF IMMUNITY by Garret Holms
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Fans of legal thrillers will be appeased, but the energetic, brisk story makes a thoroughly enjoyable read for anyone."
In Holms' debut legal thriller, a crooked cop manipulates the justice system to wreak havoc on the lives of a judge, a fellow officer, and a young woman. Read full book review >
BACK STEP by Burnard Winburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2014

"An often enjoyable time-travel thriller with a rich historical setting."
Winburn takes readers into America's revolutionary past in his debut military thriller. Read full book review >
FALLING OFF BROADWAY by David Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2014

"A quick, humorous memoir about storytelling, on and off the stage."
Black (The Magic of Theater, 1993, etc.), in his new memoir, offers a colorful account of his life in the Broadway theater.Read full book review >
God Never Laughed by Dev Bhattacharyya
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 25, 2014

"A novel with a unique structure that falls victim to stunted prose, thin characters, and a barely justified climax."
A metaphysical thriller that follows a mysterious set of terra-cotta tablets through a violent history. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 25, 2014

"A slim yet insightful sensitivity-training guide."
A woman who had fertility issues offers information and advice on how to help others facing this situation. Read full book review >
Perfect by Douglas Wickard
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"A leisurely paced but ultimately rewarding, riveting thriller."
A sea voyage from the U.S. to Italy churns up whirlwind romance and a strong possibility of murder in Wickard's (A Perfect Setup, 2013, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >