Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

Released: Feb. 29, 2012

"A crafty, clever page-turner to the very end."
With his family, future and life threatened, an ex-Marine with a finely tuned moral compass takes on gangsters, corrupt politicians and the FBI. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 29, 2012

"Despite its conventionality, young fantasy fans will likely enjoy this novel and take away lessons about different cultures."
A 10-year-old boy from another planet time-travels around Earth as he tries to track down his missing parents. Read full book review >

Kingdom of Glass by D.A. Ramirez
Released: Feb. 29, 2012

"Bogged down by a disconnected main character and overwhelming implausibility."
In this YA novel, an orphaned high schooler develops fantastical abilities that put those around him at risk. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Penetrating and frequently poetic, although some self-psychoanalytic sections seem less relevant."
Hannan chronicles her young daughter Nadia's struggle with cancer and the affects it has on her family. Read full book review >
THE LANDS OF FOREVER by Ruth Anne Meredith
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"This sprawling, youthfully idiosyncratic fantasy is vividly told but in need of a sure-handed edit to tone down the narrative overkill."
A teenage girl leaves the mundane real world and finds her destiny in the magical Lands of Forever in this lively adventure originally conceived by the author when she was the same age as her heroine. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Greene's swashbuckling tale of high-seas adventure is pure, uncomplicated fun."
Living in a three-sided box in the back alleys of 19th-century London, 12-year-old Jonathan Moore and friend Sean are press-ganged into service aboard the HMS Poseidon, a 44-gun fighting frigate of the British Royal Navy in Greene's tale for young readers. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Devore displays a sure hand in a tight, eminently readable thriller certain to draw a substantial following."
With taut suspense, Devore's debut features an accountant turned crime solver. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"The first installment of Guest's series breathes life into a compelling, relatable character that readers will gladly follow into subsequent volumes.
Russian best-selling author Guest introduces English readers to Vicka Zotova, a young Soviet girl who falls in love with a KGB officer. Read full book review >
BY HIS OWN BLOOD by John Montandon
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"Starts slow but ends as a beautiful, memorable story of one family's love and the tragic death of its patriarch."
Montandon's first novel is a fictionalized account of his family's happy life on their rural west Texas farm before his father's tragic death from AIDS. Read full book review >
ISABEL by Harriet La Barre
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"A fulfilling mystery with impressive plot intricacies."
In La Barre's (Stranger in Vienna, 1995) latest novel, a young girl becomes entwined in secrets that resurface upon a young woman's return to a small town. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"Well-researched and digestible."
Author and doctor of internal medicine Fredman offers a balanced collection of discussions about the health care system. Read full book review >
BITOPIA by Ari Magnusson
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"All the fun of a children's book, coupled with the razor-sharp wit and potent insight that seasoned readers crave."
Magnusson's debut YA fantasy follows a young boy's flight from the wrath of bullies, taking him to another world from which there may be no escape. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
John Sandford
author of SATURN RUN
October 6, 2015

Saturn Run, John Sandford’s new novel, is quite a departure for the bestselling thriller writer, who sets aside his Lucas Davenport crime franchise (Gathering Prey, 2015, etc.) and partners with photographer and sci-fi buff Ctein to leave Earth’s gravitational field for the rings of Saturn. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate; spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: whatever built that ship is at least 100 years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on. “James Bond meets Tom Swift, with the last word reserved not for extraterrestrial encounters but for international piracy, state secrets, and a spot of satisfyingly underhanded political pressure,” our reviewer writes. View video >