Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

EVERY SECRET THING by Christopher Bartley
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Dec. 18, 2014

"Another solid, entertaining noir thriller from Bartley."
In Bartley's (A Bullet to Dream of, 2014, etc.) latest historical novel, a 1930s gangster with a conscience finds himself tangled up in big small-town mysteries involving murder, drugs and—most dangerous of all—young love.Read full book review >
Giyur by Michael Salita
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2014

"An odd, outmoded story with little for modern readers."
Salita (B Is for Brighton Beach, 2014, etc.) tells a tale of love and Jewish conversion in a new short story. Read full book review >

The Legend of Queen Agatha by Sam Cunningham
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 18, 2014

"Astute lessons in government enliven this less than compelling tale of a wise, disciplined queen known for her beneficence."
An aristocrat's daughter becomes queen in this insightful if somewhat bland fantasy from debut author Cunningham. Read full book review >
Prophecy of the Eagle I by Mike Celeste
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"A spirited debut that should satisfy fans of both sports and historical YA fiction."
A coming-of-age tale of a Onondaga youth applying the ancient lessons of lacrosse to the strictures of reservation life in turn-of-the-century New York state. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"A thorough, though sometimes overly detailed, exploration of how cultural values affect negotiations across national boundaries and how to use that understanding to advantage."
A look at business negotiations, with an emphasis on working in international and multicultural contexts. Read full book review >

DEAD LETTER OFFICE by Hue
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"A haunting, affecting memoir of what's lost in emigration."
Hue, in his debut memoir, writes about family separation following the Vietnam War. Read full book review >
Magic Carpets, Turkish Carpets by Terry Tumbler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"A somewhat cranky fictional travelogue that gives way to a charming sci-fi adventure.
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Tumbler (The Inlooker, 2014, etc.) presents more globe-trotting adventures in his latest novel—this time set in Turkey.Read full book review >
SUICIDE FOREST by Jeremy Bates
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Bates' choice to avoid brazen scares makes for an understated horror story that will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like."
In Bates' (The Taste of Fear, 2012, etc.) horror novel, a simple excursion into a reputedly haunted forest turns into a nightmare when people start dying in conspicuously unnatural ways.Read full book review >
THE HEALER by Beny J. Primm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"An interesting, informative firsthand account of how medicine and government grappled with two plagues that reshaped society."
One of America's leading experts on addiction battles drugs, HIV, and racism in this absorbing memoir. Read full book review >
MAGGIE AND ME by Linda Hewitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

Hewitt's (Georgia's Great Undertaking, 2014, etc.) insightful family memoir provides a glimpse into the life of a complicated woman.Maggie Mosteller McLendon lived a full life. Read full book review >
Violets & Violence by Morgan Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An entertaining bit of fluff; implausible in parts but delivers romance and violence, per the title.
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A magician falls for an investment adviser in another mystery/romance by prolific author Parker (Surviving Goodbye, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
HERE AFTER by Sean Costello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An uneven but often effective missing-child story with a twist."
In Costello's (Squall, 2014, etc.) latest horror novel, a father grieving his son gets clues from beyond the grave about the abduction of another child. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >