Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

Released: March 3, 2013

"A short volume that covers plenty of ground, though more study elsewhere is warranted for anyone intrigued by the topic."
This slim volume of Christian apologetics aims to stimulate dialogue and intellectual inquiry while opening the minds of atheists and agnostics as well as believers. Read full book review >
Art of Mind III by Original Clyde Aidoo
Released: March 3, 2013

"Raw, affecting lyric from an assured poet."
Poems covering love, life, heart and home. Read full book review >

The Boy Who Walked A Way by Nancy Janes
Released: March 3, 2013

"A nonpreachy but twee tone helps a fuzzy fantasy spread the good news of Christian positivity in troubled times."
Jane lays a thin veneer of sci-fi over a spiritual allegory in her debut novel about a boy war refugee in the future who travels with two extraordinary companions and absorbs tales along with way that illustrate both faith and folly. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2013

"Philosophy, religion and love infuse this thoughtful set of observations."
The author—a doula, hospital chaplain and new mother—reflects on birth, death and everything in between. Read full book review >
DEATH BY EDUCATION by Tina Tomei
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2013

"A complex debut that offers entertainment despite its narrative shortcomings."
In Tomei's debut mystery/thriller, government corruption turns deadly when idealistic young staffers try to solve an embezzlement mystery. Read full book review >

SOCIETY: PROGRESS AND FORCE by Alex Battler
Released: March 2, 2013

"Strictly for hard-core philosophy fans."
Battler defines progress, provides its interpretations and considers a new way of measuring it in his sequel to an earlier work. Read full book review >
THE BURYING MAN by Cleudis Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2013

"A tragic yet hopeful novel, as ghost-haunted as Appalachia itself."
Nielsen and Robbins, an Appalachian coal miner's son, tell the fictionalized story of a father's faith and struggle in this debut novel. Read full book review >
The Sassy Divas by Yalda Alexandra Saii
Released: March 1, 2013

"A swift fable about navigating the perils of middle school."
A bossy middle school fashionista feels threatened by the new girl in Saii's YA novel. Read full book review >
Khamlok by Regina M. Joseph
Released: March 1, 2013

"A new take on life, love and war among extraterrestrial colonists that successfully clears the launch pad."
In the second volume of Joseph's (Colony Earth, 2012) fantasy saga, humanlike aliens try to adapt to settled life and interspecies marriagein Britain during the Iron Age, inciting conflict with each other as well as rival fiefdoms. Read full book review >
Then There Is No Mountain by Richard  Higgs
Released: March 1, 2013

"Dull moments overshadow the exciting ones."
Higgs (Bringing In The Sheaves, 1996) frames his memoir around a three-week road trip he took in 2009, sharing stories of his wayward youth along the way. Read full book review >
Soul Care for Caregivers by Susanne West
Released: March 1, 2013

"With an authoritative voice and a personal touch, West provides a handy toolbox for caregivers to nourish body and soul."
West's engaging debut self-help book looks at the highs and lows of caregiving with an expert eye and offers practical advice on coping strategies. Read full book review >
Fertility by Denise Gelberg
Released: March 1, 2013

"A solid love story about overcoming physical and emotional odds."
In Gelberg's debut novel, workaholics Sarah and Rick are perfect for each other—until an unexpected pregnancy makes them rethink their priorities. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >