Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

In Your Name, I Hold The Transition by Claire Fukouara
Released: March 5, 2015

"A tremendously esoteric work of philosophical mysticism that may or may not yield fruit for its readers."
Fukouara (In Your Name, I Write, 2014) presents a new volume of mystic philosophy. Read full book review >
KEYS TO ATLANTIS by Sally Copus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 5, 2015

"A sensational, exhilarating adventure that will make new readers want to read the series' first."
Time traveler Jon Sinclair returns to the 17th century to find the lost city of Atlantis in the second installment of Copus' (BlackHeart's Legacy, 2012) middle-grade adventure series. Read full book review >

CURTAIN CALLS by Joseph Ponepinto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2015

"A winning novel about how small missteps can result in global consequences."
This thoughtful debut novel illustrates the impact of war on three young Americans visiting Paris. Read full book review >
GIDEON'S CHILDREN by Howard G. Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"A thriller with a unique story idea and a well-captured historical mood but hampered by one-dimensional characters."
An idealistic young public defender and his colleagues decide to stop plea-bargaining in Franklin's (An Irish Experience, 2008, etc.) historical novel.The year 1968 was a tumultuous time in America. Read full book review >
OUT OF SYNCH by Warren Firschein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 3, 2015

"Though suffering from some craft problems, the novel stays afloat thanks to a winning protagonist and good pacing."
A light, mostly engaging middle-grade sports novel focused on the competitive world of synchronized swimming. Read full book review >

THE LEGACY OF LOST THINGS by Aida Zilelian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"A lyrical description of a family's search for their daughter and for their humanity."
Debut author Zilelian's story follows a family of Armenian immigrants struggling to adapt to the American way of life while also contending with traditional coming-of-age conflicts. Read full book review >
THE JOURNALS OF BOB DRIFTER by M.L.S. Weech
THRILLERS
Released: March 3, 2015

"An often engaging supernatural thriller with an immortal protagonist with meritorious human traits."
In Weech's debut supernatural thriller, an empathetic soul collector must stop one of his own from reaping dark souls and committing murder. Read full book review >
The Realm of Misplaced Hearts by Rick Hobbs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"An intelligent, lively thriller."
Hobbs' (Entangled Realms, 2013) follow-up novel explores the life of a girl with a genius intellect and other remarkable gifts that some would kill to attain. Read full book review >
JUST PRU by Anne Pfeffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2015

"Psychological seriousness adds depth to this romantic coming-of-age tale."
In this novel, an anxiety-ridden young woman finds new friends and inner resources after an apartment fire forces her to accept a neighbor's hospitality. Read full book review >
Project GITMO: Resolution by Daniel J. Rich
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 2, 2015

"Fast, action-packed fantasy-adventure that's not too demanding."
In the second book of Rich's series, Airman Aaron Craymer is part of a strange and deadly group of soldiers: a black ops unit of vampires trained by the U.S. government. Read full book review >
Released: March 2, 2015

"Although short and somewhat awkwardly written, this volume contains some profound truths and offers a concise survey of how to attain not only inner peace, but communal harmony."
A slender self-help treatise on the aspects of humanity that contribute to a healthy, community-engaged life. Read full book review >
LUCIFER'S PROMISE by Alan Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2015

"A complex, thought-provoking story that defies genre conventions to remind us of difficult questions and tangled answers."
Thompson's new novel is equal parts legal thriller, medical ethics conundrum and old-fashioned murder mystery. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >