Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

Released: Oct. 12, 2012

"A compelling what-if story about an approachable, human Jesus."
In Canter's (Second Nature, 2011, etc.) latest novel, a paleographer discovers an ancient text recounting Jesus' missing years. Read full book review >
NATALYA by Jack Kersh
Released: Oct. 12, 2012

"A tragic love story that ignores context and needs a more critical eye."
A lonely writer falls for a barely teenage girl, and together they embark on a disquieting road trip to wed in Mexico. Read full book review >

THE RED SUITCASES by Lyndsey Norton
Released: Oct. 12, 2012

"An engaging thriller that takes Norton's terrorism-fueled series to suspenseful new heights."
The third installment of Norton's (The Theft of a Dukedom, 2012, etc.) thriller series about Detective Inspector Becky Castle combines a nail-biting terrorist plot with steamy bedroom scenes. Read full book review >
CHOPSTYX by Sophia Mah
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A unique story with a strong voice, definitely appealing to chick-lit fans tired of typical genre clichés."
In Mah's debut, an insecure woman in her late-30s wants to find her life's passion and prove her traditional Chinese family wrong, so she starts a rock 'n' roll cover band. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A fine YA novel about perseverance in sports and in life."
In this debut young adult novel, a farm girl rebounds after a family tragedy, soaring to new heights as a pole-vaulter. Read full book review >

CHIRAL MAD by Michael Bailey
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A compilation of entertaining, if often disturbing, stories."
Horror—the psychological monster that lives within us all—is the focus of editor Bailey's latest short-story anthology. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A light, breezy read that interior-design and decorating enthusiasts will especially enjoy."
A distinguished fellow of the American Institute of Interior Designers delivers an entertaining debut novel about a New York designer and his wealthy clients. Read full book review >
GOODBYE TO MOTHER by Milind M. Joshi
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"An uncompromising stance and occasionally heavy-handed writing drain some of the intensity from a difficult, doubt-riddled situation."
A heartfelt, somewhat moralistic tale of love, loss and difficult decisions. Read full book review >
SUCCESSION by Charles McBee
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"An entertaining, if occasionally meandering, political-conspiracy tale."
McBee (Counterpoint, 2012) brings back affable Secret Service agent Jack Connolly in this humorous tale of political intrigue. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"An amicable, instructive handbook for anyone looking to grow in a technological field."
Schneider's debut guide will help information technology professionals rise to the top. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"A masterfully written exploration of the beauty and cruelty of love, as sharp as it is sensual."
A disillusioned writer travels to the tropics in search of inspiration in Blanc's emotionally astute debut novel. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"Funny, touching, heartbreaking and insightful."
Sibley (Any Kind of Luck, 2002) blends skillful storytelling with a sharp insight into human nature in this darkly humorous, intricately plotted tale of a prison inmate who, through years of correspondence, falls in love with a woman he has never met—a woman who turns out not only to be a gay man, but a closeted gay minister. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >