Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

ObamaCare for Beginners by Garamond Press
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 1, 2013

"A useful, reassuring roadmap to the altering landscape of health insurance."
This handy primer boils down America's complex new health care system. Read full book review >
Chewed Confessions by Cheryl Kirwan
Released: April 1, 2013

"Stories narrated by chewing gum might not be the next popular flavor of fiction, but this collection is sweet and endearing in its own way."
In Kirwan's debut, pieces of anthropomorphized chewing gum narrate a collection of linked short stories. Read full book review >

The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2013

"A lovely, tear-jerking tale of time travel, familial love, and sacrifice."
In this first book in a YA sci-fi series, a grieving teenager goes back in time in a desperate attempt to save her younger brother. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT MONTH by Poem Kim
Released: March 31, 2013

"Poetry by a vibrant young voice, which may benefit from tighter technique and thematic discipline in the future."
A light first collection of short, free-verse poems exploring themes of existential confusion, empirical wonder and adolescent frustration. Read full book review >
Rainbeau Harley by Cerredwyn Horrigan
Released: March 31, 2013

"An intimate, emotional journey through the hardships of one girl's adolescence."
In Horrigan's debut novel, a girl struggles to piece together some semblance of a normal family. Read full book review >

Getting Some by Kiki Terrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2013

"A bit shallow but always enjoyable."
Three girlfriends across the pond navigate the roller coaster of sex, love and life in this entertaining chick-lit debut. Read full book review >
J. P. by John Mooers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2013

"A history buff's guilty pleasure, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of a man whose impact on society lasts to this day."
A historical novel that paints an intimate portrait of J.P. Morgan, U.S. banker, financier and philanthropist. Read full book review >
IT'S OKAY by Teresa Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2013

"Brief, well-written anecdotes likely to make parents laugh and cry."
A funny, serious, positive and consoling collection of true stories about life with young children. Read full book review >
Random Rationality: Expanded  by Fourat Janabi
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 30, 2013

"A sometimes enlightening book that will likely intrigue and amuse many readers, while perhaps leaving them with more questions than answers."
Random observations of life and the world, written in a curiously engaging style. Read full book review >
Released: March 30, 2013

"Fans of the series will revel in this smart, quirky YA novel that's ripe with substance beyond the surface."
In Hartinger's (The Order of the Poison Oak, 2005, etc.) newest YA installment in the Russel Middlebrook series, Russel finds his wishes for adventure unexpectedly granted in the form of a counterculture-loving, Dumpster-diving new guy. Read full book review >
The Man With Blue Green Eyes by R.A. Howell Jr.
THRILLERS
Released: March 30, 2013

"Pithy writing, an unswerving plot and witty characters give this thriller a notable gleam."
In this debut thriller, two singles vacationing in paradise find love and sunken treasure, but the treasure belongs to a drug cartel that wants it back. Read full book review >
MAL PRACTICE by Paul Janson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2013

"A debut effort that's ambitious in scope but often limited by its unsteady execution."
In Janson's (The Child in Our Hearts, 2012, etc.) first mystery, a pediatrician sued for malpractice finds himself at the epicenter of a far-reaching conspiracy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >