Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

UNFALLEN by Juliet Y. Mark
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A promising, if slightly overstuffed, start to an ambitious fantasy series."
This debut fantasy novel asks: What if Adam refused the apple, and only Eve was ejected from the Garden of Eden? Read full book review >
POP THE PLUG by Michael Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A fun, original novel about seeing culture through foreign eyes."
The quirky adventures of a Frenchman in America. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"An odd, humorous tale with an inclusive message that sets out to prove everything has value, no matter how strange it seems at first."
A boy befriends a lonely palm tree then searches for a way to integrate it into island life in the authors' idiosyncratic picture-book debut. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Baffling phrases and mistakes sink what might have been a breezy self-reference guide."
Kay's nonfiction debut defines and describes dental-related topics for patients. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"An essential guide for Arab-Canadians and a fascinating resource for anyone interested in the dynamics of immigration and assimilation."
According to the authors, Canadians must seize the historical moment in order to re-examine and strengthen relationships between Arab-Canadian communities and the nation as a whole. Read full book review >

MY DREAMS, CHALLENGES AND JOYS by Linda Jannazzo
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A reminder to look past a diagnosis and see a person in full."
A poignant account by a woman who learns life-affirming lessons from her autistic daughter. Read full book review >
SAMANTHA GREEN AND THE CASE OF THE HAUNTED PUMPKIN by Christy Lynn Allen
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A fine debut for a new series and a welcome addition to the young-detective genre."
Allen's debut children's mystery, the first installment of a planned series,introduces a likable kid detective as she takes a case involving unwanted jack-o'-lanterns. Read full book review >
NOURISH THE FLAME WITHIN by Lynette Avis
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A successful, well-organized meditation guide."
In this self-help guide, debut authors Avis and Brown combine scientific research and holistic mental-health strategies to help readers connect with their inner selves. Read full book review >
WHO YOU'VE GOT TO KILL by Russell  O Fiaich
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"The cinematic, twisting plot superbly navigates a series of explosive events that lead this battle-ready political thriller to its gripping conclusion."
In this thriller, a military trial exposes a deep-seated network of political corruption. Read full book review >
Jon Hersey - Industrial Spy by Leo N. Ardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A thrilling, adventurous novel that will appeal especially to readers interested in business recon."
Debut novelist Ardo offers a unique, concise novella about a young widower who finds redemption through politically motivated corporate espionage. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A dark yet inspiring look at conquering addiction and regaining hope."
MacGibbon shows readers just how rough the road to redemption is in her gritty memoir of addiction. Read full book review >
Unmatched by Billie Jean Diersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A lighthearted novel with some interesting tidbits about chemistry and attraction and a clever criticism of how technology can connect yet disconnect two people."
A novel about the complexities of relationships, the nature of romantic chemistry and dating in the digital age. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes The Unexpected Everything, a feel-good YA novel 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 >