Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

Bennett Prince of Ziemia by David Kucera
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2016

"A tale about a perilous rescue operation that delivers a sweet, all-ages romp, leaving room for further escapades."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy, a teen prince and his beautiful young companion sneak off on an adventure to save a nearby village. Read full book review >
Caged Lightning by Brent Rock Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"While not thematically deep, this first installment in a series featuring Stryker delivers testosterone-driven escapist literature at its best: fast, furious, and fun."
A California physician investigates a politician's death in this debut thriller that incorporates military and medical elements. Read full book review >

Monster Zombies Are Coming for Johnny by A.M. Shah
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 12, 2016

"A spooky, scary, and satisfying horror story."
Two friends combat a zombie invasion in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
The Governess by Victoria Capper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"An evocative but predictable romance."
A shy young woman finds romance and adventure when she becomes a governess in the Australian Outback in this sequel. Read full book review >
Shot to Pieces by Michael O'Keefe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A murder case becomes the springboard for a striking tale of a man coming to terms with his chaotic past."
A Brooklyn detective works a vicious homicide while striving to bring his ruptured family together in this debut police procedural. Read full book review >

Bold by Mbuta Luyinduladio Celly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"An ambitious collection—which asks the world to stop its destructive ways and recognize the importance of Africans—that remains hampered by nebulous and unspecified pronouncements."
A narrator rails against racism and ignorance in this debut poetry volume. Read full book review >
Forever Gentleman by Roland Colton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2016

"An entertaining novel that founders in its superficial treatment of its characters, particularly women."
Intrigue, romantic rivalries, and mistaken identities abound in this Victorian drama. Read full book review >
Piper, Once and Again by Caroline E. Zani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2016

"An unsettling and haunting tale of two heroines that lingers after the telling."
Scent memories, momentary visions, and spiritual entities that travel through time and space mingle in this fictional account of reincarnation. Read full book review >
Good Business by Patrick Gruhn
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 10, 2016

"Because the business counsel doled out remains spot-on, this book should instruct, inspire, and motivate, and encourage reading, rereading, and extensive highlighting."
A collection of thoughts on entrepreneurship targets the aspiring business owner. Read full book review >
Drone by Robert Roy Britt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2016

"A brisk detective novel sequel that packs a punch."
Private eye Eli Quinn returns to track down the person controlling a drone used in a political assassination attempt in Britt's (Closure, 2015) latest mystery.Read full book review >
Closure by Robert Roy Britt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2016

"Short but pleasantly enthusiastic, as a newbie works out his investigative kinks."
An Arizona reporter tries moving past his wife's murder a year ago by becoming an amateur gumshoe and probing another killing in this debut mystery. Read full book review >
The Sterling Forest by John Fenzel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A well-paced espionage tale that centers on the slow unraveling of a complex mystery."
A newly elected U.S. congressman, before he's ever sworn in, travels to Europe to uncover his family's secret history as Lithuanian resistance fighters in Fenzel's (The Lazarus Covenant, 2009) thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >