Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

SAPIENT by Jerry Kaczmarowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"A timely, winning adventure that brings up serious questions about technology and medical research."
Kaczmarowski's (Moon Rising, 2014) scientific thriller pits a medical researcher against the government.Read full book review >
BLOSSOM by Christopher Lentz
ROMANCE
Released: April 13, 2015

"A promising start to a California-set historical romance series."
Silver-fortune heir Brock St. Clair and Chinese fortune-cookie maker Blossom Sun meet a few days before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake in this debut title in a planned historical romance trilogy. Read full book review >

The Einstein Proxy by Steve Dimodica
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2015

"Rife with action, suspense, and a final act that's fully energized."
Various intelligence agencies scramble to get their hands on Albert Einstein's lost manuscript, the solution to the Theory of Everything, in Dimodica's (Covert Matters, 2008) thriller. Read full book review >
Godkiller, Vol. 1 by Matt Pizzolo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Deftly unorthodox and wickedly delectable; not so much a story as an experience."
In Pizzolo's stellar graphic novel—the first three issues of his debut comic-book series—an orphan boy braves a desolate, post-apocalyptic land in search of a heart for his sister. Read full book review >
AWAKENING by Shannon Duffy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 7, 2015

"Loving, imperiled teens on a quest to topple big bad government, with a few good action sequences and a somewhat familiar storyline."
Duffy's (Spectral, 2015, etc.) novel sees teens combating evil in a futuristic age. Read full book review >

THE OUTSKIRTS OF HOPE by Jo Ivester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"An important, riveting history lesson that, unfortunately, is still relevant today."
An articulate, poignant recollection of the almost two years Ivester and her family spent in the Mississippi Delta town of Mound Bayou during the turmoil of the civil rights movement. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A book with a heartwarming, honorable, and inspirational message for anyone searching for a compassionate perspective."
An exhilarating debut memoir that chronicles a fallen entrepreneur's eight-year world tour on a tandem bike. Read full book review >
DEATH STEPPE by Judy Bruce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2015

"An epic portrayal of a romance born out of the rubble of World War II."
A stirring historical novel that plumbs the depths of war for the possibilities of love. Read full book review >
CROSS DOG BLUES by Richard M. Brock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2015

"A heartening read for blues fans as well as anyone interested in the history of American music and civil rights."
In his debut novel, Brock weaves together two unexpectedly intertwined tales to illustrate the wide-reaching impact of the blues on American history. Read full book review >
The Mystery at Sag Bridge by Pat Camalliere
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 4, 2015

"A lively twist on the historical fiction genre by a promising author."
Cold Case meets Ghost Whisperer in Camalliere's debut mystery. Read full book review >
Miles From Home: The Journey of a Lifetime by Phillip L. Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2015

"While it needs more polish, Woods' life story is still a memorable autobiography of a remarkable, self-made man."
In his memoir, Woods provides enough fodder for three books in this account of his experiences as a boy, businessman, and cross-country walker. Read full book review >
Freaks I've Met by Donald Jans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2015

"An engrossing but tongue-in-cheek drama that, even at its most dramatic, will leave readers smiling."
A Spokane college graduate searches for wealth and fame in LA but finds only a string of dead-end jobs and outlandish individuals in Jans' witty debut drama. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >