Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

SNAYGILL by Michelle B. Assor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A fanciful, thought-provoking adventure."
This YA fantasy stars a pair of snake princes who must navigate a world of wonder and deception. Read full book review >
THE AUTUMN CRUSH by Andrew Eustace Anselmi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A novel with laudable ambitions that doesn't generate enough real drama to galvanize its torpid narrative."
In Anselmi's debut novel, a self-made man is accused of murdering his business partner and wife. Read full book review >

THE BLACK CARRIAGE by Edward B. Crutchley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Rich with world history and a burning central question, the story provides an array of real-life characters and fascinating locations."
From author Crutchley (Innovation Trends in Plastics Decoration and Surface Treatment, 2014) comes a novel concerning missing gold and the tumultuous world events in the time of Napoleon. Read full book review >
PAUSE AND PONDER by Rashid Osmani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A strong poet is perceptive, eloquent, and thoughtful—and Osmani is three for three."
By turns religious, romantic, and political, this collection shows readers a skilled poet coming into his own. Read full book review >
GRANT OF IMMUNITY by Garret Holms
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Fans of legal thrillers will be appeased, but the energetic, brisk story makes a thoroughly enjoyable read for anyone."
In Holms' debut legal thriller, a crooked cop manipulates the justice system to wreak havoc on the lives of a judge, a fellow officer, and a young woman. Read full book review >

BACK STEP by Burnard Winburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2014

"An often enjoyable time-travel thriller with a rich historical setting."
Winburn takes readers into America's revolutionary past in his debut military thriller. Read full book review >
FALLING OFF BROADWAY by David Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2014

"A quick, humorous memoir about storytelling, on and off the stage."
Black (The Magic of Theater, 1993, etc.), in his new memoir, offers a colorful account of his life in the Broadway theater.Read full book review >
God Never Laughed by Dev Bhattacharyya
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 25, 2014

"A novel with a unique structure that falls victim to stunted prose, thin characters, and a barely justified climax."
A metaphysical thriller that follows a mysterious set of terra-cotta tablets through a violent history. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 25, 2014

"A slim yet insightful sensitivity-training guide."
A woman who had fertility issues offers information and advice on how to help others facing this situation. Read full book review >
Perfect by Douglas Wickard
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"A leisurely paced but ultimately rewarding, riveting thriller."
A sea voyage from the U.S. to Italy churns up whirlwind romance and a strong possibility of murder in Wickard's (A Perfect Setup, 2013, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 22, 2014

"A memoir with humor, compassion, and a sharp eye for detail that vividly depicts the rigors and pleasures of working security at a metropolitan hotel."
A promising young actor becomes a bouncer at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
Pig Snouts and Quarterbacks by Judy Levering-Duff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 21, 2014

"A humorous, resonant teen-girl novel fueled by issues of family, identity, and fitting in."
With humor and real-life truths, this lively novel careens through the ups and downs of a 14-year-old girl's plot to join the in-crowd. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >