Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

All But Normal by Shawn Thornton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A religious debut memoir that carefully brings an engaging, complex family to life."
A pastor examines his childhood living with a disabled parent. Read full book review >
Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A successful story of a young woman's journey through grief."
In this YA coming-of-age novel, a teenage girl who's lost her best friend must learn how to open her heart again. Read full book review >

The Sixth Man by Ron Lealos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A fresh, enjoyable crime novel that mixes its characters' base, murderous motivations with a twist of intrigue and history."
The specter of the Communist regime and the ghost of the Vietnam War loom large over this murder mystery set in present-day Vietnam. Read full book review >
Rosyland by Doug Ingold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A skillfully written novel with plenty of intrigue, plot twists, and romance."
The need for revenge runs deep in Ingold's (Square, 2014, etc.) latest mystery/thriller.Read full book review >
Made Men by Bradley Ernst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2016

"A haunting historical backdrop provides a base for a triad of curious but irresistible characters."
Three boys, products of a Nazi geneticist's experiment, break free from their confines, with one of them becoming a proficient killer, in the second of Ernst's (Inhumanum, 2016) thriller series.Read full book review >

Divorce by Rosanne DeTorres
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 4, 2016

"A compact and straightforward guide to a well-planned divorce."
In this short handbook, a family law attorney offers advice, checklists, and worksheets on preparing for and dealing with divorce. Read full book review >
Cold Spring '94 by Peter Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2016

"A rousing, globe-trekking conspiracy tale, with the budding detective inspector the main attraction."
Detectives from Scotland Yard and the U.S. collaborate to track down a couple of men in America with possible ties to terrorist bombings in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
Released: July 2, 2016

"A useful, if somewhat eccentric, guide to making oneself less vulnerable."
Eastman calls for a greater awareness of one's individual surroundings, both physical and digital, in this debut work of self-improvement. Read full book review >
Adventure by Brian Deason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2016

"A boisterous, persistently fun adventure story."
A debut fantasy about an Illinois grad student who goes to various places that share more than a few similarities with familiar movies and TV shows. Read full book review >
750 Laws in Sociology by Mark Bird
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 1, 2016

"An engaging but overreaching sociological treatise."
An eclectic mix of sociological facts, opinions, and other fodder for the curious. Read full book review >
Edge of the Frontier by Christopher Ledford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2016

"A wonderfully weird tale about two female gunslingers that delivers too many plot elements."
In a genre mashup that blends fantasy, horror, and Western, a motley crew of misfits join forces to fight evil on the edge of the frontier. Read full book review >
The Outcasts of Eden by D.J. Presson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2016

"An impassioned and enjoyable, though sometimes choppy, novel of activism, conscience, and family, propelled by a message without becoming overwhelmed by it."
An environmentalist deals with family conflict and moral dilemmas when she takes over a firm dedicated to representing polluters. 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 >