Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

THE BORREGA TEST by James Vincett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A smart, gloriously complex tale that wholeheartedly primes readers for the author's final entry."
In this second installment of a sci-fi trilogy, two parties' planned negotiations for peace set the stage for deceit and a provocation of war. Read full book review >
BONNIE AND CLYDE by Clark Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2017

"Outlaws become patriots in this imaginative, suspenseful what-if story."
In this novel, Bonnie's and Clyde's deaths are faked so that they can save President Franklin D. Roosevelt from an assassin. Read full book review >

RULES OF THUMB by Jerry MacNeil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2017

"An honest look at ugliness, hope, and love in a struggling small town."
In this debut novel, an act of destruction sends a high school football player's life spiraling toward blessed terrain. Read full book review >
SHE CAME FROM AFAR by Courtney B. Lindberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2017

"An edifying look at adoption, parenting, and faith."
An American mother recalls the arduous process of adopting a child from Ethiopia. Read full book review >
WATERSHED by Colin Dodds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2017

"An appealing mix of adventure and contemplation."
Dodds (Windfall, 2014, etc.) delivers a speculative novel about a powerful former politician and those he seeks to manipulate. Read full book review >

SHARKBAIT by Guy Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2017

"Heavy on the technical details but rich with vividly recalled episodes of aerial warfare."
A thorough memoir of a flight surgeon's adrenaline-filled experiences in the Vietnam War. Read full book review >
PROTOTYPE by Robert D. Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2017

"A crafty futuristic yarn brimming with inventive ideas to fill the forthcoming series installments."
In this sci-fi debut, a prison escape artist faces his greatest challenge yet aboard a computer-run space station facility revolving near a black hole. Read full book review >
INVASION AI by Derek Lilly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2017

"An entertaining yarn that delivers a curious mix of science and sci-fi."
An astrophysicist discovers an artifact from outer space containing a cryptic message that may be a precursor to an alien attack in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THE TOXICOLOGY OF ESSENTIAL AND NONESSENTIAL METALS by Nichole Coleman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2017

"An informative explanation of metal poisoning."
A scientific work alerts readers to the dangers of toxicity caused by metals. Read full book review >
WHEN PLANETS FALL by Abby J. Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2017

"A propulsive, sharply crafted tale about a planetary war."
In this YA sci-fi debut, an alien world plays host to conflict among three humanoid tribes. Read full book review >
THE GLORIOUS BEYOND by Sandy Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2017

"A haunting tale of personal sorrow, wrapped in a dramatically potent mystery."
In Adams' debut murder mystery, a woman struggles to cope with the death of her husband, and her need for therapeutic solace places a strain on her oldest friendship. Read full book review >
CREWE CHASE AND THE JET REAPERS by E. Sisco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"An intriguing tale that combines the fantasy structure of the Potter series with the persecution narrative of the X-Men."
This series opener introduces a world where ordinary humans called Cados oppress and execute wizards—and a school becomes a recruiting ground for elite magical soldiers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >