Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

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 >
YOUR YOSEMITE by Robert O. Binnewies
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"A solid, engaging history of a venerable institution."
An overview of Yosemite's past as a national park and as a part of American history. Read full book review >
RACE FOR THE FLASH STONE by K. Patrick Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"A solid follow-up to the series that answers many questions."
In this second volume of Donoghue's fantasy series, a scientist and his friends hope to defeat villains in the search for a lost civilization's mysterious stones. Read full book review >
Monster Fart Wars III: FartMONSTER FART WARS III: FARTS VS. PIMPLES s vs. Pimples by A.M. Shah
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2017

"For gross-out fans only, but they'll find it funny and full of action."
Once again, the brave mayor of Fartville defends his citizens from would-be invaders in Shah's (Adult Coloring Book Horror Land: Entrapment, 2017, etc.) middle-grade series installment.Read full book review >
THE LAST TRAIN by Michael Pronko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2017

"An absorbing investigation and memorable backdrop put this series launch on the right track."
In Pronko's (Motions and Moments: More Essays on Tokyo, 2015, etc.) first foray into thrillers, a Tokyo detective investigates a death by train that may be just one in a series of murders. 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 >