Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

The Dash to Significance by Robert A. Melone Sr.
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: May 8, 2013

"A book rich in wisdom that provides an approachable path toward achieving something more out of life."
Melone, previously a school superintendent, offers a game plan for achieving a meaningful life. Read full book review >
The Land of Coral Seas by Ryan O'Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2013

"A sequel that improves upon the original; worth reading."
Michael Henry's adventures continue in O'Brien's (The Land of Whoo, 2012) latest installment of his series. Read full book review >

BELOVED ENEMY by Sheila Belbin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2013

"A highly original WWII story of one woman's inner conflict and ultimate triumph."
Belbin's debut novel delivers a stirring World War II tale of forbidden love—and its tragic fallout. Read full book review >
Released: May 8, 2013

"A quick, lighthearted skip through one man's sexual conquests."
A tell-all interview with a man who says he's made love to hundreds of women. Read full book review >
THE WISHBONE EXPRESS by Bruce Cook
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2013

"A quicksilver, retro-style space opera packed with zero-gravity thrills."
Daredevil interstellar couriers and Wishbone, their souped-up spaceship, see light years of danger when they agree to escort a witness in a criminal case through hostile hyperspace. Read full book review >

A FINE PIECE OF CHOCOLATE by Jacqueline R. Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2013

"Might not appeal to general readers but serves its narrow intended audience well."
In this contemporary parable, debut author and retired New York City public school teacher Banks explores a young woman's rocky freshman year of college, intermittingly interjecting Scripture-based advice, words of wisdom and "discussion questions" for receptive readers. Read full book review >
In Siege of Daylight by Gregory S. Close
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Despite strong prose, this fantasy tale is ultimately undone by its overly familiar plot and distractingly peculiar names."
In Close's debut novel, the first in a new epic fantasy series, a young apprentice to the king's bard suddenly finds himself going to the royal court with his master due to a number of strange occurrences. Read full book review >
The Puppy Diet by Beryl Jupiter
Released: May 7, 2013

"An anecdote-heavy manual appropriate for new or potential dog owners."
Living with six family pets over 30 years inspired this nonfiction book about the trials and joys of dog ownership. Read full book review >
BRIAR'S TALE by Daniel H. Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Recommended for anyone interested in the life of a hunter or hunting dog."
A grouse-hunting dog tells his and his master's stories in this novel for all ages. Read full book review >
MEADOWVIEW ACRES by Donna M Cain
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 7, 2013

"Understated but quite enjoyable."
Cain's first novel is modest but well-made YA fantasy-mystery. Read full book review >
RADHIKA AND THE SEEDS by Ragini Annan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 7, 2013

"Education and entertainment in a well-drawn, appealing first look into a major world religion."
A young girl walks through a vivid, vibrant world of Hindu gods in this illustrated debut children's book. Read full book review >
THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW by Carol Walker
RELIGION
Released: May 7, 2013

"A careful, thoroughly enjoyable guide to the most entertaining of the Synoptic Gospels."
A comprehensive study guide to the biblical book of Matthew. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >