Indie Book Reviews (page 642)

The Jewel Box by C. Michelle McCarty
Released: March 13, 2013

"Melodramatic romance that rewards readers in for the long haul."
In this debut novel, a Texas woman reminisces about her past loves. Read full book review >
Backcountry: A Novel by James W. Clarke
Released: March 13, 2013

"An engaging thriller that will give readers reasons to fear Glacier National Park, and the unsavory creatures its beauty may conceal."
A serial killer stalks a national park in this thriller from Clarke (Defining Danger, 2012). Read full book review >

Beyond Courage by Joe A. Stannard Sr.
Released: March 13, 2013

"A YA adventure that overcomes its shortcomings with edgy forest scenes and a remarkable protagonist."
A teenage girl must fend for herself in a forest miles from civilization in this debut young-adult dramatic thriller. Read full book review >
JOSHUA:  THE ODYSSEY OF AN ORDINARY MAN by Theckedath M. Mathew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2013

"An impassioned, thought-provoking work of biblical fiction."
A compelling look at the adolescent life of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2013

"For readers with a grounding in number theory, the interlocking parts of this mathematical proof come together to create a surprisingly harmonious whole."
Feliksiak's first nonfiction publication tackles one of the great unsolved problems of mathematics. Read full book review >

PACIFIA by Y. M. Bruck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 13, 2013

"An appealing YA shipwreck story."
In Bruck's debut novel, three teenagers shipwrecked on an island must use their intelligence and bravery to find their way back home. Read full book review >
COYOTE WINDS by Helen Sedwick
Released: March 12, 2013

"This well-crafted, entertaining read may inspire teenagers to learn more about the life and times of their grandparents."
In Sedwick's novel, 14-year-old Andy revisits the frontier adventures of his grandfather, Myles. Read full book review >
Sleeping With The Secret Burden by Dee Alimi
Released: March 12, 2013

"An intriguing collection about overcoming obstacles and finding inner peace, but one that might have benefited from a stronger edit."
Alimi's debut poetry collection marks the milestones of an emotional journey of self-exploration across Europe and Africa. Read full book review >
KEEP NO SECRETS by Julie Compton
Released: March 12, 2013

"An engaging legal thriller that brings to mind the intelligence and ambiguity of The Good Wife."
In the follow-up to Compton's debut novel, Tell No Lies (2008), a formerly adulterous district attorney must defend himself in courtwhen a 16-year-old girl wrongly accuses him of raping her. Read full book review >
The eBay Code by Charles A. Salter
THRILLERS
Released: March 12, 2013

"A broad, satisfying thriller that's as invigorating as it is charming."
In Maj. Brad Stout's return, he must foil a radiological threat against the president mere hours beforehis wedding. Read full book review >
CLARA MASON FOX by Lorraine Passero
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"An unusual, engaging historical biography of a California artist."
A beautifully illustrated book by a former teacher that sheds light on the intriguing life of a pioneer woman. Read full book review >
Released: March 11, 2013

"An intense psychological dissection of love."
In Seabaugh's debut novel, a psychotherapist crosses an ethical line while working with a patient engaged to a volatile woman. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >