Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

Godkiller, Vol. 1 by Matt Pizzolo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Deftly unorthodox and wickedly delectable; not so much a story as an experience."
In Pizzolo's stellar graphic novel—the first three issues of his debut comic-book series—an orphan boy braves a desolate, post-apocalyptic land in search of a heart for his sister. Read full book review >
AWAKENING by Shannon Duffy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 7, 2015

"Loving, imperiled teens on a quest to topple big bad government, with a few good action sequences and a somewhat familiar storyline."
Duffy's (Spectral, 2015, etc.) novel sees teens combating evil in a futuristic age. Read full book review >

THE OUTSKIRTS OF HOPE by Jo Ivester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"An important, riveting history lesson that, unfortunately, is still relevant today."
An articulate, poignant recollection of the almost two years Ivester and her family spent in the Mississippi Delta town of Mound Bayou during the turmoil of the civil rights movement. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A book with a heartwarming, honorable, and inspirational message for anyone searching for a compassionate perspective."
An exhilarating debut memoir that chronicles a fallen entrepreneur's eight-year world tour on a tandem bike. Read full book review >
DEATH STEPPE by Judy Bruce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2015

"An epic portrayal of a romance born out of the rubble of World War II."
A stirring historical novel that plumbs the depths of war for the possibilities of love. Read full book review >

CROSS DOG BLUES by Richard M. Brock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2015

"A heartening read for blues fans as well as anyone interested in the history of American music and civil rights."
In his debut novel, Brock weaves together two unexpectedly intertwined tales to illustrate the wide-reaching impact of the blues on American history. Read full book review >
The Mystery at Sag Bridge by Pat Camalliere
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 4, 2015

"A lively twist on the historical fiction genre by a promising author."
Cold Case meets Ghost Whisperer in Camalliere's debut mystery. Read full book review >
Miles From Home: The Journey of a Lifetime by Phillip L. Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2015

"While it needs more polish, Woods' life story is still a memorable autobiography of a remarkable, self-made man."
In his memoir, Woods provides enough fodder for three books in this account of his experiences as a boy, businessman, and cross-country walker. Read full book review >
HOPE by David A Neumeier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 2, 2015

"A bright fish tale that young readers will enjoy, even if unnerving truths about conflict lurk below its surface."
A story of a little fish who learns important lessons about bravery, tolerance, and community with the help of a loving father. Read full book review >
Freaks I've Met by Donald Jans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2015

"An engrossing but tongue-in-cheek drama that, even at its most dramatic, will leave readers smiling."
A Spokane college graduate searches for wealth and fame in LA but finds only a string of dead-end jobs and outlandish individuals in Jans' witty debut drama. Read full book review >
ROTHAKER by Jenifer Ruff
THRILLERS
Released: April 1, 2015

"Absorbing, at times gory thriller featuring an oddly compelling killer 'heroine.'"
Beautiful, superfocused,yet troubledBrooke Walton, now in medical school, is involved in yet another disappearance of a fellow female student in this second installment of a dark thriller series. Read full book review >
COMFORT AND AFFLICTION by M. F. Frosolono
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2015

"A thriller with an uncomplicated plot that's invigorated by a main character whose profound messages will spark rumination."
A reverend's sermons at a Methodist church in Georgia find supporters and a small but potentially dangerous resistance in Frosolono's (Thoroughly Biased Opinions, 2012, etc.) religious drama. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >