Indie Book Reviews (page 642)

Released: Aug. 7, 2011

"An intimate portrait of an imperfect family, offered as a tribute to its late matriarch."
Part memoir, part family history and driven by love for an absent mother. Read full book review >
THE GENITALIA SCROLLS by Barry E. Gaines
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 7, 2011

"Creatively powered silliness with cautionary undertones."
Aliens bring bad news for sexy earthlings in this otherworldly, tongue-in-cheek romp. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 6, 2011

"A clouded window onto a future that robots will love."
Consumerism will impel us toward a marvelous machine-made world, according to this ambitious treatise on economics and technological change. Read full book review >
TRUTH CITY by Nick Sapien
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"A smart, solid skeleton of a story that lacks muscle."
A heroic geneticist stands against a tyrannical corporation in Sapien's (Drosophila, 2007) cyberpunk novel. Read full book review >
SHIRTLESS IN ICELAND by M.S. Simpson
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"A notable effort in need of firmer footing to reach the depths it probes."
The ex-pat cafe crowd considers the life worth living in Paris. Read full book review >

DEATH OF A BUS DRIVER by Leon Rose
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Rose's novel, though possessing a strong setup and well-built premise, is undone by its flawed protagonists."
Retirement is no excuse to let crimes go unsolved; at least that's what Alan Golden, a former investigative reporter and now-blind retiree, thinks in Rose's debut novel, a mystery revolving around the title's eponymous event. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Rich visuals and an unusual mystery make this short novel an intriguing read."
The rare murder among neighboring tribes forces a young Native American man to quickly grow up as he hunts his father's killer in Dickinson's novel. Read full book review >
THE PARACHUTIST'S DAUGHTER by CSP McNulty
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"A fast-paced and deeply enjoyable debut novel in need of (and deserving of) a publisher."
A beautiful Angel of Death kills Nazis for the Israeli government. Read full book review >
MY NAME IS MAHATAA by Jikun Kathy Sankey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Dispassionately explores how various Eastern disciplines can intersect and overlap."
In the first decades of the 20th century, an Okinawan girl learns what she needs to fulfill her destiny as a High Born One and become a Bodhisattva. Read full book review >
THE GAIA WARS by Kenneth G. Bennett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"A solid first entry of a promising, imaginative new young-adult fantasy series featuring a well-crafted character."
When 13-year-old Warren plays a prank on an unfriendly peer, he unknowingly sets in motion a series of actions that may have devastating consequences for his community and the world. Read full book review >
KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE by D. Bruce Foster
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"Enthralling medical procedural with real depth and pathos."
In Foster's intense hospital thriller, a hard-pressed emergency room doctor copes with medical crises, malevolent bureaucrats and vicious gangbangers. Read full book review >
FREE: WHY NOT? by Izner Hanna Garcia
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Even those with the most unquenchable desire for a breezy meet-cute will have trouble swallowing this clumsy charade."
In this chick-lit set in London, the lives of six people and one dog intertwine during the search for love. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >