Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

FLEETING GLANCE  by Sherban Young
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A smart, laugh-out-loud murder-mystery romp."
Enigmatic Romanian master detective Enescu Fleet returns for another tangled tale. Read full book review >
Breakdown at Clear River by Eliot Parker
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"An often engaging, if uneven, college-town mystery."
Parker's (The Prospect, 2008) latest novel tells a tale of suspicious deaths, drugs and compromised investigations at a small West Virginia college. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"An engaging story of an intercontinental spiritual journey."
In this debut memoir, a woman embraces a lifestyle she never imagined for herself and discovers the power of vulnerability and faith. Read full book review >
Kind Eyes by Sam Perroni
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"An inventive take on real-life events, and a worthwhile read for Lincoln enthusiasts, law scholars and true-crime fans."
A fictionalized account, inspired by original documents, of the last criminal trial litigated by Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Suspense, shape shifting and sex all wrapped up in one delicious, albeit unbelievable, package."
Bayless' (Deadly Remains: A Clairvoyant's Complicated Life, 2010) enthralling paranormal romance inspired by the selkie legend of the seven tears. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"A historical adventure that Civil War buffs, and especially Floridians, will enjoy."
In his latest historical novel, Larranaga tells the story of an ex-soldier who becomes a civilian blockade runner during the Civil War. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"Sure to induce chuckles for adult readers looking for a good laugh."
A collection of essays about the intricacies of life, love and sex. Read full book review >
LIVING THE DREAM by Richard Brown
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"A memorable novel with an authentic voice."
In this novel inspired by his own experiences in Jamaica and England, first-time author Brown weaves a story of brotherhood, friendship and ambition gone awry. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"A YA tale for teens who like their sci-fi served up with a heavy dash of melodrama."
A lonely teen discovers a secret wormhole to a distant planet—and a distant boy who steals her heart—in this young-adult sci-fi romance. Read full book review >
TIME CHORDS by Peter Simon Karp
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"Two engaging metaphorical stories, shot through with history and suspense."
A young Jewish boy in America confronts fear and tragedy during World War II in this dreamlike debut. Read full book review >
The Birthday Boy by Manish N. Prasad
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"Though the ending may be too tidy, this tale about chronology proves to be as novel as it is brief."
A young accounting student examines the strange relevance of certain dates. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Blending sensual fantasy and the supernatural, this vampire saga takes a welcome turn."
A surprising twist on the vampire trend. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >