Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

More Chocolate, No Cavities by Roger W. Lucas
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 30, 2016

"Passionate, helpful primer about maintaining children's dental health from a parent and expert."
A pediatric dentist outlines his snacking plan to prevent cavities in this debut consumer health guide. Read full book review >
Admissions by Design by Lisa Fisher
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 29, 2016

"An alternative approach to college admissions, focused more on self-knowledge than tests, essays, and recommendations."
A college counselor advises students on a more mindful approach to choosing a college and career. Read full book review >

Teen Angel by M. C. Syben
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2016

"A wily, tender bit of Christian-oriented fantasy that's also likely to entertain the skeptical.
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In Syben's debut YA novel, a teenage girl learns life's lessons—in the afterlife. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 28, 2016

"An intensely, deeply argued recasting of what it means to be healthy that may pose difficulties for patients, but provides solid evidence for effective prevention strategies."
An ambitious book presents a revolutionary approach to fitness, diet, and exercise. Read full book review >
The Path to Misery by Victoria Steele Logue
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2016

"A page-turning fantasy set in a richly textured world, made all the more delightful by a thoughtful yet spirited heroine and her wonderfully oddball companions."
A sheltered princess's desire to travel before her arranged marriage places her at the center of a legendary quest in this YA novel. Read full book review >

The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones by Dominic Carrillo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 26, 2016

"A fun, amusing tale about the beautiful torment of young hearts and hormones at play."
A poor, persecuted eighth-grade boy falls for a popular girl in a posh school. Read full book review >
Shelby's Creek by Mark Matthiessen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2016

"An appealing, meditative tale about life during wartime."
In this debut historical novel, duty draws an Iowa farmer away from the land he loves. Read full book review >
Break Through to Yes by David B. Savage
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 22, 2016

"A valuable volume for the senior leader of any group, business, or organization who wants to build a collaborative culture."
A book thoroughly examines the power of successful collaborations. Read full book review >
The Jesus Fractal by Elizabeth Frykberg
RELIGION
Released: March 22, 2016

"A refreshing, thought-provoking explication of the tricky Christian concept of the triune God."
Debut author Frykberg offers a new way of looking at the many aspects of Jesus. Read full book review >
POP! by Mark Polanzak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A one-of-a-kind story of grief that's likely to have very broad appeal."
A young man reckons with his father's sudden death through writing (and rewriting) fact and fiction. Read full book review >
The Computer Heist by Michael P. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"King strikes another vein of modern noir gold in this technology tale."
King's (The Traveling Man, 2015) latest thriller picks up the trail of his married con artists as they descend on a software company.Read full book review >
The China Saboteurs by Jake Bronsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"An underdeveloped thriller with a protagonist that could have been fleshed out more."
A veteran homeland-security agent vows justice in the mysterious death of a young auditor investigating the plagued production of a Pentagon fighter jet in this thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >