Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

The Pendant Saga by J.A. Knighted
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"A complex but promising start to a colorful time-bending adventure."
The Pemberton siblings fall into a portal on their grandfather's property, leading to adventures involving pirates and a mystical world in this first installment of a debut children's fantasy series. Read full book review >
BETRAYAL OF FAITH by Mark M. Bello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"Engaging characters elevate this courtroom drama beyond the conventional."
In Bello's debut legal thriller, a case against a pedophile priest in Michigan leads a lawyer to confront a secret organization that's willing to go to great lengths to protect the church. Read full book review >

THE SECRET WATCHER OF SUMMIT AVENUE by Mark Morlock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"Warmly nostalgic without giving in to saccharine oversentimentality, this intricate tale chronicles an absorbing and affecting family journey across generations."
A debut novel explores the complex story of an old house and those connected to it. Read full book review >
IS GRANDPA IN HEAVEN FOREVER? by Kate Mahrholz
written and illustrated by Kate Mahrholz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"A useful work for Christians addressing genuine questions from youngsters learning about death for the first time."
A young boy innocently asks questions about what happens after his grandfather dies in this faith-based, kid's-eye-view debut book. Read full book review >
Criminal Zoo by Sean McDaniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A penetrating look inside a killer's head; disquieting but insightful."
A debut thriller tells the story of a killer imprisoned in a facility that may be more barbaric than the atrocities he's committed. Read full book review >

Magic Flute by Patricia Minger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A smart and uplifting tale of personal and musical renewal; an impressive debut."
Tragedy puts a young flutist on a new and challenging path. Read full book review >
RENTED SOULS by Eirik Moe Dahll-Larssøn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Often perplexing, but delivers an immortal hero and an original world worth a second or third visit."
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THE VELOCITY ADVANTAGE by Jack Bergstrand
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Well-reasoned road map for a less mechanized and more people-focused management model."
In this business guide, a strategy consultant discusses why and how to manage today's knowledge-based work to achieve faster and better results. Read full book review >
AS EAGLES SWARM by R.P. Wollbvaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A historically astute and powerful account of a world fractured by war."
In this thriller, a Canadian regiment joins the fight in the thick of World War II. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT IS YOUNG by Barbara Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Emotionally resonant stories for readers who feel wistful and unsatisfied with their pasts, surely a universal experience."
Lockhart's (Elizabeth's Field, 2015, etc.) collection of short literary fiction offers a series of character studies. Read full book review >
5 Days to Landfall by Robert Roy Britt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"A vigorous tale in which a violent, inescapable storm terrorizes everyone, even the villains."
A forecaster at the turn of the millennium, using a nonoperational program of her own design, fears a hurricane is headed straight for an ill-prepared New York City in this thriller. Read full book review >
The Rainbow Zoo by Lucille Lang Day
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"An excellent candidate for reading aloud, helped out by attractive, textured illustrations."
Two children go to a zoo where they meet a wide assortment of unusually colored animals in this rhyming, illustrated book for young children. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >