Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

Blowback '07 by Brian Meehl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A vibrant time-travel tale that offers inventive storytelling along with sports, romance, and secrets."
A YA adventure finds a high school football star stuck in the past thanks to a mysterious musical instrument. Read full book review >
Halo by R.C. Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"From first kiss to major plot twist, this romance novel offers two solid love stories for the price of one."
A teenage love affair, a wounded soldier, and the joys of motherhood make for a sweet romance about new beginnings. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"For business readers, this insider's tale informs and entertains."
A retired CEO weaves memoir, management philosophy, and career advice in this well-crafted debut. Read full book review >
The Sea Is Quiet Tonight by Michael H. Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A well-handled look at the AIDS crisis from the perspective of a man who lived through it."
A gay man recounts his tumultuous relationship with his partner during the 1980s AIDS epidemic in New York City and Boston. Read full book review >
Focus on Vietnam by Steven Burchik
author-photographer Steven Burchik
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Mostly peaceful snapshots of a war in progress in the 1960s."
A Vietnam veteran shares his store of images. Read full book review >

Strivers and Other Stories by Robert J. Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The feathery touch of these graceful short tales conceals melancholic undertones of helplessness and American class and race divisions."
A debut collection offers 15 short stories that mostly reflect small incidents and bittersweet enlightenments in black life. Read full book review >
THE OXFORD PHOTOGRAPH by Tony Thistlewood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A dense, absorbing tale featuring dogged characters that give the plot momentum."
British intelligence agents must figure out if a potential nuclear threat in London is motivated by politics, religion, or something more personal in Thistlewood's (Bastards & Baronets, 2016, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
A Song of Bullets by Lizzy Shannon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"A sluggish IRA tale with a touch of romance that should impress readers with its political acumen."
A young woman becomes torn between two men as she grapples with a tragedy in this political and religious thriller set in Northern Ireland during the 1970s "Troubles." Read full book review >
Prisoners of the Game by Tim Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"An ambitious, enjoyable romp whose briskness makes its few stumbles forgivable."
Gamers must survive a glitch-y virtual-reality realm that's rendering its players comatose in Allen's (Apocalypse Orphan, 2016) sci-fi actioner.Read full book review >
Inside Moves by Walter Danley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"A fast-paced, if occasionally silly, thriller about memory loss and revenge."
Danley (The Tipping Point, 2015) returns to the adventures of novelist Garth Wainwright in this new mystery.Read full book review >
Cryptic by Erik Dean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"With the same winning humor, the Garbageman evolves to face deadlier challengers."
In this sequel, an artist finds his psychic powers waning as a serial killer and a supernatural horde descend on Arizona. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"A futuristic yet pragmatic work that provides a peek into Amazon's IoT prowess."
An insightful study of Amazon.com's Internet of Things practices that aims to help guide business leaders in applying this emerging technology. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >