Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 22, 2014

"A memoir with humor, compassion, and a sharp eye for detail that vividly depicts the rigors and pleasures of working security at a metropolitan hotel."
A promising young actor becomes a bouncer at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
Pig Snouts and Quarterbacks by Judy Levering-Duff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 21, 2014

"A humorous, resonant teen-girl novel fueled by issues of family, identity, and fitting in."
With humor and real-life truths, this lively novel careens through the ups and downs of a 14-year-old girl's plot to join the in-crowd. Read full book review >
Lane Changes by S.L. Ellis
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"A captivating introduction to a cozy female PI series with potential for wide appeal."
The first book in the Cassie Cruise series.Cassie Cruise is a private investigator trying to reinvent herself after being publicly humiliated on her PI reality show. Read full book review >
THE NEXT TARGET by Marcel Trigueiro
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"Slow and occasionally jumbled but ultimately rewarding."
Terrorists in Rio de Janeiro target citizens for a series of cyberattacks and assassinations in Trigueiro's debut thriller. Read full book review >
The Light of Love by Selena Polo Campos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"Despite some mundane lines, readers of these poems may enjoy Campos' upbeat attitude about life."
Campos' debut poetry collection offers a message of love and encouragement. Read full book review >
Porsché Porscha The Pink Pig by Edith Lamira Odiwo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 19, 2014

"A modest but appealing picture book that combines simple storytelling and empowering messages with unforced charm."
In the first of a planned series, Odiwo offers gentle lessons in character building through the adventures of a talking, mischief-minded little pig. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >