Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

Released: Jan. 28, 2015

"Elegant, inspiring synthesis of mind-body principles and practices."
This debut spirituality guide outlines how yoga and meditation will help you achieve ultimate enlightenment. Read full book review >
OUT OF SILENCE by Martin Beck Matustik
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2015

"An important examination of what it means to discover one's self, and to reclaim one's sense of belonging."
A philosophically charged memoir of a man connecting with a Jewish heritage that he only discovered later in life. Read full book review >

RISKING IT ALL by Tessa Bailey
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"This intense, erotic romance pairs brisk action with well-developed characters."
An undercover policewoman falls for the criminal assigned to protect her in a taut romantic thriller by author Bailey (Staking His Claim, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A moving memoir that's particularly timely, given the current health care debate in the United States.
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A heart-rending debut nonfiction account of a couple's struggles with insurance companies as they tried to recover from a catastrophic accident. Read full book review >
THE GAMERS by Shauna Sare Little
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"An apocalyptic YA adventure with a familiar setup, but refreshing young characters and unexpected plot turns."
In Little's YA dystopian sci-fi debut, teenagers who've spent most of their lives in virtual reality escape to a real world of nuclear and viral devastation. Read full book review >

SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF DUST by Scott Michael Bowers
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"A riveting story about a man whose self-discovery will end violently or with a woman who loves him."
Three friends' annual Panama City Beach, Florida, getaway turns into a violent quest for vengeance in Bowers' debut thriller. Read full book review >
SIMESTA by Marianna Palmer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 25, 2015

"Strong in concept, shaky in execution."
Marianna and Esther Palmer's debut fantasy-adventure novel takes readers to the world of Telda, where gods and humans with elemental powers battle for control. Read full book review >
A spiritual guide for you and your horse by Jennifer McCann
Released: Jan. 25, 2015

"Like-minded readers may find this spiritual approach useful."
In this guidebook, a spiritual healer offers advice for helping owners and horses live better lives. Read full book review >
The Gates of the Frontier Universe  by Christopher Villanueva
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 24, 2015

"A taxing read that makes good on early promises of an epic adventure."
An epic sci-fi novel centered on an intergalactic dispute from debut author Villanueva. Read full book review >
THE CURSE OF THE NEVERLAND by Lindy MacLaine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 23, 2015

"A solid, entertaining and thoughtful fantasy tale, aside from a few small hitches."
MacLaine's debut novel delivers a new twist on an old classic, complete with pirates, dragons, pixies, childhood adventure and a twee fairyland. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN IN THE MOVIE STAR DRESS by Praveen Asthana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"An entertaining ride with a troubled but sympathetic young woman."
Debut author Asthana offers a novel about a young woman's peculiar journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >
Musings of Yukiyu' by Rosa C. Scoushe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"A slow-paced novel with a beautifully portrayed tropical setting."
In Rosa's (Fractured, 2013, etc.) historical novel, tragedy forces a Puerto Rican teenager to become his family's sole provider as America's influence begins to slowly change his native land. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >