Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

The Education of Dr. Montefiore by Emmet Hirsch
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Thanks to a sympathetic, hapless protagonist and his Scrubs-like backup team, this engaging tale sparkles."
A debut novel chronicles the ups and downs of a young doctor's four-year residency. Read full book review >
Wilder by Rebecca Yarros
Released: Sept. 19, 2016

"Intelligent and fun, this fast-paced tale delivers kaleidoscopic settings and an adventurous love story."
Yarros (Ignite: Legacy, 2016, etc.) offers a shipboard romance between an extreme sports athlete and his ambitious tutor.Read full book review >

The Great Prince of the South by Lana Prada
Released: Sept. 18, 2016

"A complex civil war saga that may appeal to Egyptian history buffs."
A troublesome prince rises to unite a kingdom in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 17, 2016

"A thought-provoking, but imperfect call to a revolution in Christian thinking."
A debut book offers a reinterpretation of Christian theology. Read full book review >
Transcendent by K.M. Szpara
Released: Sept. 17, 2016

"A varied, remarkable collection of trans-themed fiction."
Szpara edits an anthology of new, speculative short stories from transgender perspectives. Read full book review >

The Law of Nature by Evans Priligkos
Released: Sept. 17, 2016

"An energetic, densely plotted tale that might have benefited from a stronger edit."
Two men try to take down an American secret society bent on global domination in Priligkos' debut thriller. Read full book review >
Maybe Mermaids & Robots are Lonely by Matthew Fogarty
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"Energetic stories unveil limitless possibilities always within reach."
A collection offers tales populated by families, lovers, and pariahs who brave worlds both real and illusory. Read full book review >
Schizo: Hidden in Plain Sight by Ilene B. Benator
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A laudable mystery that starts tangled and slowly unravels—with not one but two twists at the end."
A man wrongly convicted of murder feigns a mental disorder, giving him time in a psychiatric facility to concoct a scheme for clearing his name, in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
The Fly Strip by Gwen Banta
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A spirited tale about finding a new place in the world."
Banta tells the story of a teenage orphan struggling to start over in small-town Indiana in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"An insightful, smoothly written, and useful guide for new canine owners."
A book offers bits of advice for potential dog parents. Read full book review >
The Silver Baron's Wife by Donna Baier Stein
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"An artistic, sympathetic imagining of the life of a 19th-century woman who made headlines for all the wrong reasons."
A historical novel that draws on the real life of Elizabeth "Baby Doe" Tabor, the second wife of a Colorado silver baron. Read full book review >
EarthCentre: by M.Stow12
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An aesthetically pleasing but largely unintelligible poetic work."
M.Stow12 (Universe Verses 1: Stellation, 2015) presents the first volume of a long poem.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >