Indie Book Reviews (page 642)

NAKED BRAIN by Michael Allen Hunt
Released: July 3, 2012

"Will certainly leave sci-fi fans elated, but should attract all readers."
In Hunt's debut sci-fi thriller, one man must stop the launch of a spacecraft that might lead to the extinction of humankind. Read full book review >
HOW TO MARRY A MATADOR by Ginny Baird
Released: July 3, 2012

"Unremarkable contemporary romance, cleverly plotted but vague and implausible in the details, and lacking the spark that makes travel romance sizzle."
An American woman traveling to Madrid for an acquisition deal wakes up to find herself married to her dramatic and attractive Spanish colleague; she must decide whether she will seek an annulment or give in to her new husband's pleas to stay married. Read full book review >

DEATH IN DIYARBAKIR by Bernard M. Brodsky
Released: July 3, 2012

"An exciting novel that delves into the tensions of modern Turkey and the human heart."
A Turkish army general and a Kurdish lawyer try to overcome their instinctive distrust of one another and work together—while keeping their unexpected romantic feelings from getting in the way—in order to solve a political mystery. Read full book review >
SHAPE NOTES by Richard Robinson
Released: July 3, 2012

"An enjoyable collection from a new voice."
A collection of short stories with rural settings. Read full book review >
Released: July 3, 2012

"A cookbook that aims to bring positivity and delicious food into readers' homes—and potentially a pagan deity or two."
In this debut, Elderhill delivers a detailed guide to planning and performing the perfect pagan dinner party. Read full book review >

FORESEEN by Terri-Lynne Smiles
Released: July 3, 2012

"A worthy sci-fi thriller à la Dean Koontz."
Kinzie Nicolosi had always wanted the power to change the world; now maybe she will. Read full book review >
Martin McMillan and the Secret of the Ruby Elephant by Elaine Russell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 3, 2012

"A middle-grade adventure story with plenty of action and an engaging plot, which may appeal to fans of the Indiana Jones movies."
Russell (Across the Mekong River, 2012, etc.) returns with her second middle-grade adventure story about the teen hero of Martin McMillan and the Lost Inca City (2005), who this time finds himself tracking down criminals in Thailand. Read full book review >
VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK by Seumas Gallacher
Released: July 2, 2012

"A sprawling, messy action epic."
The shadow of organized crime spreads across Europe in this dark tale of vast criminal intrigue. Read full book review >
Released: July 2, 2012

"Good-humored and competently written, but doesn't explore emotion or psychological motivation."
In this debut novel, a Nigerian student moves to North Carolina for college, where he navigates the challenges of dating while keeping up his grades. Read full book review >
GRACE UNEXPECTED by Gale Martin
Released: July 2, 2012

"An entertaining light read."
College public-relations officer Grace Savage finds herself at the center of a love triangle in Martin's (Don Juan in Hankey, PA, 2011) zany romantic comedy. Read full book review >
Released: July 2, 2012

"A useful handbook for those who want to build mutually beneficial relationships in a business context."
A serviceable addition to the crowded field of how-to-network guides. Read full book review >
GRID CITY OVERLOAD by Steven T. Bramble
Released: July 1, 2012

"A creative and repetitive analysis of our collective infatuation with glowing screens."
A story of near-future distress from author Bramble (Affliction Included, 2009). 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 >