Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

The Buddha Made Me Do It by Marla Martenson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2016

"A warmly funny, wide-ranging, and off-kilter spiritual odyssey."
An antic memoir about a woman exploring the byways of New Age spiritualism. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 24, 2016

"An audacious and caustic financial work that deserves wide readership and close academic scrutiny."
A debut book delivers an appraisal of what ails Western economies. Read full book review >

Memories from a War by Aloysius Pappert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2016

"An arresting and unusual portal into the mind of a fighter in the Nazi forces."
A debut memoir chronicles a German soldier's travails during World War II. Read full book review >
Puzzle of Fate by A. Reza Kamarei
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: May 21, 2016

"A thought-provoking rumination on fate."
Kamarei explores a scientific basis for fate in this debut work of nonfiction. Read full book review >
Constant Guests by Patricia Nedelea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2016

"A complex, engrossing archaeological thriller with a plot stretching over many eras."
A novel weaves the tale of a centuries-old mystery and an unsuspecting young woman who may be the key to solving it. Read full book review >

Comorbid by Lorelei Logsdon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2016

"A psychological thriller about an enigmatic killer that's both inventive and unflinching."
A man struggles to manage the dark trauma of his youth, and the havoc it continues to wreak on his adulthood. Read full book review >
Opening Gates by Nancy King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2016

"An intriguing, sometimes-painful reminder of 1950s culture that offers enough bright spots to make this novel an enjoyable read."
A summer job as a recreational therapist in a New York City psychiatric hospital unlocks the door to self-discovery for this tale's young heroine. Read full book review >
All About the Greater Good by Teri Ames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2016

"A well-paced, compelling story of minor events and ordinary lives spiraling out of control."
In her debut novel, Ames presents an account of the ordeal faced by a mother accused of assault and child endangerment. Read full book review >
Flat Earth Theory by Yael Egal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2016

"An intense story of one woman's journey of self-discovery."
In this debut novel, a Brooklyn teacher and mom must find her inner strength after an ugly divorce, despite the growing threat of terrorist attacks against the French school where she works. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 19, 2016

"A practical, accessible, and fun guide to planning the sailing adventure of a lifetime."
A debut book provides a practical sailing guide to world circumnavigation. Read full book review >
Killing Mickey by Charlie Rehor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2016

"A satire with hilarious leaps of imagination and a solid core of societal engagement."
Rehor's debut is a gonzo sci-fi comedy about a near-future world of corporate stranglehold where a programmer trying to escape his past may threaten the future. Read full book review >
Released: May 18, 2016

"An all-too-relevant and eminently practical book that offers health strategies in a gadget-packed world.
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A wide-ranging self-help guide explores the potential perils of the modern sedentary, screen-obsessed lifestyle and offers tips for achieving resilient health and memory. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >