Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

ABORTION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA by Craig C. Malbon
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A comprehensive look into a much-discussed topic, offering an intriguing perspective to a somewhat limited readership."
In this theological study of abortion, Malbon tackles issues of religion, ethics and morality to "forge a ‘new path' toward productive discussion" on one of the nation's most divisive topics. Read full book review >
STRINGS by N.S. Singh
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"An intriguing, if uneven, collection of stories from a writer with potential."
Singh's debut short story collection explores the intricacies of human emotion among everyday people. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"With more than a hint of being a bodice-ripper, this accomplished debut will speak to fans of historical fiction and epic novels."
The Civil War gets a supernatural assist in this blood- and sex-soaked epic, the first entry of a planned series from the husband-and-wife writing team. Read full book review >
NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"An often-engaging guide that aims to provide a little inspiration for the novice investor."
The American Dream is attainable by anyone, says a lawyer and self-taught stock investor turned multimillionaire in his debut how-to book. Read full book review >

A Commonsense Guide to Fixing America by Jason C. Gallea
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"Thought-provoking and focused on real solutions, not rhetoric."
A look at America's economic problems, with proposals on how to fix them. Read full book review >
Mojave Winds by Mark Biskeborn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A stellar desert setting reinforces this entertaining tale in which a group of bus passengers struggles to survive."
A Green Beret's return to civilian life isn't an easy transition, as a band of murderous drug suppliers hijacks his bus ride to Las Vegas in this energetic thriller. Read full book review >
BOYS, BUMPS & BLOOD by Paul C. Slayback
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"A detailed record of one boy's difficult journey to adulthood, which may interest aficionados of northern Minnesota life."
This debut memoir offers a boy's adventures in northern Minnesota from the wake of the Great Depression to the aftermath of World War II. Read full book review >
VERSES IN RED by J.W. Berry
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"A long, rich and theologically astute epic that dramatizes the challenges of faith."
A panoramic saga of three troubled people and their search for God. Read full book review >
TOADIES by Connie  Kingrey Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"A great creative activity for kids and their families, arriving just in time for Halloween."
Kingrey Anderson (Haunted Cattle Drive, 2013) offers a fun second installment in her kid-friendly Creepers Mysteries series. Read full book review >
Pit Stop in the Paris of Africa by Julie R. Dargis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"Poignant recollections of a restless soul whose wanderings taught her that the desire for security, dignity and love transcend the lines on a map."
In this memoir that blends poetry and prose, a humanitarian worker finds unlikely friendships and fleeting romances in some of the most violent, impoverished places on Earth. Read full book review >
POWER SHIFT by Vaughan Lyon
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"A blueprint for political reform that can serve as a resource for Canadians; also suitable for a broader audience interested in the dynamics of representative government."
A concrete proposal to improve Canadian democracy through constituency representation. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >