Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"This potent manifesto may not spark a revolution, but it will get readers thinking."
A wide-ranging critique of American exceptionalism. Read full book review >
MY TROUBLES WITH TIME by Benson Grayson
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A light character study of a professor altered by his own invention."
Grayson (Lust Takes the White House, 2011) chronicles the efforts of a hapless, mid-30s physics professor to gain self-respect using a time machine. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A rather stale continuation of the engaging love story introduced in Domovitch's previous novel."
Domovitch's sequel to Scorpio Rising (2011) continues the love story of Alex and Brigitte, this time in America. Read full book review >
MY MOTHER'S SHOES by Shirley Russak Wachtel
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"An evocative, moveable feast plumbing past and present with equal grace."
Poet and children's author Wachtel views her mother's remarkable life, first recounted in The Story of Blima: A Holocaust Survivor (2005), through a creative new lens. Read full book review >
PALINDROME HANNAH by Michael Bailey
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"Ignoring part six, Bailey's book will remind readers of human connectivity, while it frightens and entertains."
A creative effort takes horror to new heights in well-paced, semi-interconnected stories. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"A window into the difficult lives of military children and a testament to those who persevere in spite of it."
Profiles in courage from the youngest members of America's military family. Read full book review >
CLOCKWISE by Elle Strauss
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"Readers who 'trip' back in time with Casey will wish they could stay longer in her strangely relatable place."
In Strauss' debut novel, Casey Donavan must deal with all the average problems of the average, modern teenage girl: body image issues, mean girls at school, an impossible crush—and spontaneous time travel. Read full book review >
Fidel Castro is Dead by Pradeep Persaud
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"A poignant tale of love and family trapped in a meandering narrative."
A sprawling debut novel with a romance at its heart begins in Guyana before traveling to the United States, Thailand and Canada. Read full book review >
THE APOCALYPSE GENE by Suki  Michelle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"While the storyline is more than a little convoluted, the well-choreographed, thematically powerful conclusion, coupled with the deeply developed characters of Olivya and Mikah, make this a memorable read."
This action-packed, breakneck-paced novel featuring a duo of lovestruck teenaged protagonists is a wildly imaginative young-adult apocalyptic thriller that also utilizes elements of science fiction, fantasy, folklore, mythology and romance. Read full book review >
SCENT OF SKIN by Ercan Akbay
Released: Oct. 16, 2011

"Akbay demonstrates an adept ability to take a complicated story and craft a universal, relatable narrative."
Akbay's novel transcends a traditional genre to include elements of love story, crime mystery and science fiction. Read full book review >
Arboregal, the Lorn Tree by D. G. Sandru
Released: Oct. 16, 2011

"Satisfying action and adventure."
Four young Americans attempt to uncover a prophecy as they search for a way home after being transported to a fantastic world similar to our own. Read full book review >
DEAD BALLAST by LC Boyle
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"While the bare bones of the plot and the characters are inherently interesting, much retooling and polishing of the basic elements would be needed to make the story function as a workable thriller."
Even hard-bitten security consultants can get in over their heads, as is made clear in Boyle's novel introducing the team of Miles Warwick and Lucy Clewes. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >