Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

SHIVER by Hans Von Osten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2010

"A rollicking satire."
A happy-go-lucky polygamist weds his way through post-war American history in this bawdy picaresque. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 3, 2010

"Chock full of moral lessons but lacking the driving narrative force needed to convince readers, young and old, that this story needs to be told again."
Zimmer's illustrated tale of a kingdom of lions shows that sometimes it's the most unlikely hero who saves the kingdom. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2010

"Harrowing."
A highly personal and deeply discomforting memoir of neglect and abuse. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Blackwell's inspiring call to action will help women get out of their own way on the path to fulfillment."
In her first book, a former executive coach and certified change agent attempts to provide readers the tools they need to eliminate the situations that weigh them down. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A bold attack on a system that needs major overhaul."
A blistering indictment of auditors and their role in permitting corporate fraud. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"While the story is light on plot, it is an entertaining, light-hearted tale that reinforces man's remarkably close relationship with dogs."
An engineer dad uses computer technology to give the family dog a voice. Read full book review >
HEAVEN ON EARTH by Carl Stevens
Released: Nov. 29, 2010

"An engrossing yarn that embeds an off-kilter perspective on history in rich language and storytelling."
A post-apocalyptic America chooses between reason and superstition as it revives a lost literary heritage in this beguiling fantasy. Read full book review >
FOR ALL WE KNOW by Abe S. Hoppenstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2010

"Intriguing subplots and juicy entanglements enliven a story of financial and legal misdeeds, making a story of complex yet all-too-human motivations."
In Hoppenstein's novel of historical fiction set in post-World War II Argentina, a group of ex-pat Europeans struggle to keep their secrets safe. Read full book review >
IN THE SHADOWS OF THE GODS by John F. Raines
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 29, 2010

"'The X-Men of Shannara,' if you will, skirmish against elves, rebels, their own masters and, occasionally, the reader's patience, but ultimately win the battle for the attention of young followers in the genre."
In the start to a new heroic-fantasy series, a corps of elite magically mutated "hybrids," humanoid creatures bred to serve an unworthy king, go rogue during a period of war and take destiny into their own hands, wings and claws. Read full book review >
VODKA ON MY WHEATIES by Ann Lloyd
Released: Nov. 26, 2010

"A survivor's story that sometimes buckles under its loquacious tendencies yet reveals a one-of-a-kind life bound together by abandon, resilience and pure fun."
A romping, vivacious memoir covering eight decades of one woman's peripatetic existence that reads as though Katherine Hepburn was dropped into one of Hunter S. Thompson's fever dreams. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 24, 2010

"Occasional narrative stumbles are more than made up for with deft characterizations."
In Carroll's (Dooley's Dollars, 2010, etc.) political thriller, the Irish Republican Army organizes an attack on the London Underground, sending in five disposable people. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2010

"A well-told tale of ego and politics subverting justice and a military with a conspicuous lack of honor, set against the misery of wartime Korea."
Attorney Shaines details his experience with a nasty piece of legal and military skullduggery that happened during the Korean War. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >