Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: July 27, 2010

"The faithful may see an inspiring story of the happy life and untimely death of a little girl whose father will always love her; others will find an overlong fairy tale sadly lacking its happily ever after."
A father's loving tribute to his angelic daughter who succumbs to brain cancer. Read full book review >
SCARECROW NIXON by Angus Krieg
Released: July 26, 2010

"Unwieldy back stories and grammatical errors hobble an ambitious story of love and war."
A love affair turns into a deadly link to terrorism in Krieg's slim debut novel. Read full book review >

STRANGER by Melissa M. Garcia
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 26, 2010

"A quick-moving read with twists that will keep readers guessing."
The first installment in Garcia's (Falling Angels, 2006) mystery series is a thrilling whodunit that's brimming with secrets. Read full book review >
TO LOVE IS TO LIVE by Mashael Makhadmi
Released: July 22, 2010

"An intense, tragic, but ultimately hopeful accounting of the price—and value—of passion."
Obsessive love inspires a torrent of conflicted emotions in these heartfelt poems. Read full book review >
HOLDING HANDS WITH HEROES by Jack Kassinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2010

"Kassinger's depiction of intelligence gathering at ground level is engrossing and rings with real-McCoy authenticity."
Kassinger presents an unvarnished memoir of his days in the field as a CIA support officer. Read full book review >

Lands of In-KO-8 Trilogy, 3rd Edition by Edward J. Fisher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 2010

"A fetching, seriocomic fantasy of faith, politics, science and death that never succumbs to cuteness."
A sci-fi saga of an alien world, recounting its wars, its near-destruction and its risky restoration.Fans of such whimsical fantasy settings as Piers Anthony's Xanth or Terry Pratchett's Discworld may be equally impressed by Fisher's audacious creation. Read full book review >
Released: July 20, 2010

"A respectable first effort full of entertaining anecdotes."
A debut collection that goes beyond ordinary fish tales. Read full book review >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 20, 2010

"An interesting, ambitious and somewhat flawed opening chapter in a promising series full of science and action."
The first volume in a science-fiction series about a young man who's abducted by benevolent aliens, bio-engineered to superhuman levels and sent back to Earth years later to stop an alien invasion. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 20, 2010

"A stimulating, if simplistic, Darwinian take on human nature."
Human minds and cultures are playthings of primeval urges, according to this provocative treatise on evolutionary psychology. Read full book review >
TWO WEEKS IN VIEQUES by Marie Suzanne Dillon
Released: July 19, 2010

"A sunny Caribbean backdrop brightens this loving look at family."
In her memoir and first book, Dillon tells of her 18-day trip with her two sisters to Vieques, an island off Puerto Rico, while reflecting on a life augmented by a loving, quirky family. Read full book review >
EVOLUTION AND THE FUTURE OF MANKIND by Lawrence Wood
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: July 19, 2010

"A prismatic and capacious story of evolution and why the imperative of species survival may lead to calamity."
Wood explores the evolution of evolutionary theory and its connection to humans' tendency to over-reproduce. Read full book review >
THE FRUIT OF THE FALLEN by J.C. Burnham
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 16, 2010

"Religious mystery fans, people suspicious of the Catholic Church and anyone who enjoys supernatural thrillers will welcome this book.
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A classy Christian thriller with a dark mystery at its heart. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >