Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

SOULWOVEN by Jeff Seymour
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"Seymour's artful perfectionism will have readers clamoring for the sequel."
Seymour (Three Dances, 2013) begins a new epic fantasy series in which unlikely heroes must prevent a mythic dragon from destroying the world. Read full book review >
THE FOX TROT by Raea Gragg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

In this YA novel, a high school boy's life changes after an ominous prediction and his meeting a mysterious new girl. Read full book review >

HOPE EMERGES by Joseph Macenka
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"A well-researched, compassionately observed study of intensive rehabilitation, its complexities and, most of all, its people."
Macenka, a Pulitzer Prize–nominated reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, details the leading edge of trauma treatment at the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, where service members with horrifying injuries receive sensitive, well-rounded care. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"Well-reasoned, articulate and succinct, with a refreshing morality and a true sense of the value of self-worth."
Grayeb, a business leader who has held management positions at major pharmaceutical companies, writes effortlessly and eloquently about the need for today's leaders to be fully aware and socially conscious. Read full book review >
Spunky Takes a Walk - Tail Of a Legend  by Mary Ann Swissler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A warmhearted, colorfully illustrated romp for young cat lovers. "
In Swissler's (Deliverance from Evil, 1992) brief debut for children, with illustrations by Barac, a peripatetic cat named Spunky has a series of adventures. Read full book review >

A FALSE START by Kris Allis
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A sprawling, ambitious novel overshadowed by unnecessary, awkward digressions."
In Allis' debut novel, one woman's journey out of an abusive marriage begins when the Twin Towers fall. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A mix of inspiring and familiar advice about taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle."
A business-minded doctor prescribes a whirlwind of advice in his comprehensive debut guide to health and well-being. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A valuable instructional resource for anyone invested in understanding and helping young people."
Longtime child services professional Kearney provides concrete, practical strategies in this guide to working with children and young adults ages 6 to 18. Read full book review >
NEO-HISTORY by August Hock
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A thought-provoking concept for a mystery novel, but with little action to support it."
A Georgetown private investigator searches for a dead professor's last manuscript in Hock's (Jumbled Marionette Strings, 2013) second novel. Read full book review >
Conscious Awakening by Roland Hirasek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A poorly organized collection of musings on a variety of consciousness-related topics."
A disjointed exploration of paranormal phenomena and existentialism. Read full book review >
GOD REVEALED by Fred Sievert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2014

"A memoir with practical and often powerful inspirational advice."
In this debut memoir, a life insurance executive retires early and focuses his life on family and faith. Read full book review >
PAPER SOLDIERS by Joe Joffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Fast-paced and chilling."
In this legal thriller, law firm associate Jake Green uncovers star client North Petroleum's involvement with atrocities committed in the Middle East. Read full book review >