Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

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 >

Tumbling In The Downdrift by T. K. Hatfield
Released: March 1, 2013

"A simple but engaging coastal mystery."
A retired Coast Guard intelligence and security specialist is drawn into a murder mystery in Hatfield's debut. Read full book review >
Bright Deep by Ralph F. Smith
Released: March 1, 2013

"Lovers of fantasy and magic will warm to this coming-of-age tale filled with wizardry and spells."
The magical adventures of a young boy trying to save the world. Read full book review >
Johnny's Ripple by Claude Limberger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2013

"A headlong adventure about a boy who can reshape reality at will."
A boy's amazing powers stand between Earth and total destruction. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2013

"An inspiring blueprint that merits further elaboration."
A call to fundamentally reconfigure educational systems so that students can reach their full potential as responsible world citizens. Read full book review >
The Surfman by David M. Schroeder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2013

"A fine historical yarn, sure to appeal to many fans of maritime adventure."
In this engaging debut novel of historical adventure, the first of a planned series, a man fights the dangers of the Atlantic and a conspiracy of white slave trading. Read full book review >
THE BURNING OF CHERRY HILL by A. K. Butler
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2013

"An imaginative, engrossing work of speculative fiction, like an Edward Snowden rewrite of The Hunger Games."
Kids battle totalitarian sadists in this searing sci-fi novel. Read full book review >
Rich Boy Cries for Momma by Ethan H. Minsker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2013

"Despite a few missteps, an enjoyable read: Salinger's Holden Caulfield meets Bukowski's Henry Chinaski."
Minsker (Barstool Prophets, 2011) delivers anovel about destructive teenagers in suburban Washington, D.C., in the 1980s. 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 >