Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

NIMRODDES (MEN) by LaRonna DeBraak
Released: Nov. 23, 2012

"A quick and funny companion to He's Just Not That into You."
If men truly are from Mars and women are from Venus, this field guide provides a simple way to demystify the cosmic differences between the sexes. Read full book review >
Angels Ten! by Richard Gilman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2012

"A highly engaging memoir of flying the not-so-friendly skies."
An airman recalls his brushes with death—including four crashes while serving as a fighter pilot—in this sharply pitched World War II memoir. Read full book review >

THE SEVEN MARKETS by David Hoffman
Released: Nov. 22, 2012

"An inventive effort, although too erratic."
Hoffman's fantasy, sci-fi and time-travel mashup. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 22, 2012

"An entertaining adventure novel flooded with manic action."
Kestrel's debut historical novel follows young Finn from his Scandinavian homeland to the ranks of the Rangers in the new America. Read full book review >
The Challengers Aero Club by Severo Perez
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 22, 2012

"An engaging, thorough novel about forgotten heroes of aviation history."
Perez's debut historical novel fictionalizes the story of three pioneering black aviators who changed the face of aeronautics. Read full book review >

THE LINE by William LJ Galaini
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 22, 2012

"Although heavy with high-tech terms, this time-travel novel's engaging plot and all-too-human characters make it a pleasure to read."
The precarious decisions of a time traveler serve as the basis for this chilling debut sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
A TASTE FOR TRUTH by Thistle Brown
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Lively writing, brisk pacing and a likable narrator fill out this promising debut."
A newlywed uncovers some unsettling family secrets in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THE TIME TRAVELER'S FOOL by Carl William Stevens
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"An enigmatic leading man in a twisted mystery that may need to be read twice—a good thing."
Is Marvin Waterstone a time traveler, a killer, just plain crazy or some combination of all three? This intriguing mystery lays out evidence for solving the conundrum, as the erudite Waterstone regales an unusually receptive psychiatrist with his adventures. Read full book review >
The Krikkit Wars by H. J. Förjans
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"An overdose of silliness for its own sake."
A planet of bumpkins declares war on the rest of the universe in this humorous sci-fi debut. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An occasionally awkward portrayal of one man's philosophical quest to break the shackles of his negative habits."
In Vokli's debut novel, a Silicon Valley professional longs for a quick way to build a lean, muscular body but instead receives lessons in how to live. Read full book review >
THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA by Michael Cantwell
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A thrilling, history-filled adventure."
Cantwell concludes his Tollan trilogy with high school time-traveler Peter Collins' greatest adventure yet. Read full book review >
PROLOGUE TO DECODING THE QURAN by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An intriguing overview of a unique approach to reading the Quran."
A short introduction to the author's interpretation of the Muslim holy book, the Quran. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >