Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

Cryptic by Erik Dean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"With the same winning humor, the Garbageman evolves to face deadlier challengers."
In this sequel, an artist finds his psychic powers waning as a serial killer and a supernatural horde descend on Arizona. Read full book review >
WASP Sting by Lee Sweetapple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"A tight, exciting escapade with an admirable female aviator."
In this historical novel, a Women Airforce Service Pilot embarks on a dangerous mission during World War II to retrieve a Jewish scientist from Lithuania. Read full book review >

Design My Life by Liza Drozdov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"Wit, a bit of romance, and a satisfying conclusion make for an often enjoyable read."
Drozdov offers a takedown of reality television in this debut novel about an assistant on a popular home-makeover program. Read full book review >
Dressing a Tiger by Maggie San Miguel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"An entertaining blend of kooky events and earnest memories."
A debut memoir about growing up among mobsters and other oddities. Read full book review >
The Great American Food Fight by Brent Baldasare
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An exhaustive and informative guide to the intricacies of America's food."
A diet and nutrition book exposes how the food industry victimizes the U.S. consumer. Read full book review >

DISRUPTION by Chuck Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An adrenalized, technology-laden actioner."
Covert operative Jake Pendleton returns to stop a possibly devastating cyberwarfare alliance between North Korea and Iran in Barrett's (Blown, 2015, etc.) latest series thriller. Read full book review >
Snowman Paul and the Winter Olympics by Yossi Lapid
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A celebration of winter and competition that will likely appeal to children who've dreamed of Olympic glory—or of a big, friendly snowman coming to life."
Lapid's debut picture book puts a wintry spin on an eternal, favorite childhood dream: Olympic glory. Read full book review >
Harmony by William J. Rewak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Would that all poets could write with such tact and humor."
That Rewak (The Orphan Bear, 2014, etc.) is a professor, a university chancellor, and a monk only makes the fact that he is also an accomplished poet more impressive. Read full book review >
A Higher Power by
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An uneven financial tale that attempts to merge the commercial and the spiritual."
In this tale of corporate skullduggery and mystical awakening, a multibillionaire decides to radically alter his course and seek a clearer path to happiness. Read full book review >
Outside the Limelight by Terez Mertes Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"A lovely and engaging tale of sibling rivalry in the high-stakes dance world."
A performance accident leaves a ballet soloist fighting for her career and her life. Read full book review >
Twelve Feet Down by John Penteros
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An infectious coming-of-age story about a self-effacing but gifted young man trying to discover his place in the world."
A debut YA novel chronicles a teenager's crusade to construct a refuge. Read full book review >
Star Catching by Dawn Lajeunesse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"An often heart-wrenching tear-jerker that, at its best, evokes hope and optimism."
Lajeunesse (In Her Mother's Shoes, 2012, etc.) offers a novel about an orphaned 8-year-old and her grandparent guardians. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >