Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

A Clearing in the Forest by Kim Love Stump
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 14, 2016

"Spellbinding and untraditional, this fantasy with a brave royal could teach Disney a few things about princess adventures."
A debut YA fantasy stars a princess who must venture forth into the world before she's allowed to rule. Read full book review >
The Devil's Analyst by Dennis Frahmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2016

"An original, but uneven technology thriller involving murder and a mysterious manipulator."
An obsessed stalker shadows a young man as his Internet company prepares to go public in the year 2000. Read full book review >

Crimson Park by C.J. Booth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A thriller with an endlessly twisty plot and plenty of lingering questions for a third book to answer."
A California cold-case division finds that the disappearance of a B-movie director/producer isn't nearly as straightforward as it initially seems in Booth's (Olive Park, 2011) sequel.Read full book review >
One Plus One by Tony Faggioli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"This frightening tale of a Christian heroine battling satanic forces emphasizes the power of prayer, forgiveness, and love."
A psycho killer, several cops, and a suburban mom become intertwined with angels and demons in this faith-based paranormal thriller. Read full book review >
One In A Million by Tony Faggioli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"Paranormal fans should enjoy this strange brew of revelations and romance, saints and sinners, remembering the past and attempting to save the future."
Cosmic chaos erupts in this tale of adultery, murder, and monsters. Read full book review >

A Million to One by Tony Faggioli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A fast-paced sequel involving angelic and demonic machinations that's not for the faint of heart or stomach."
A second helping of a trilogy cooks up countless horrors and paranormal events. Read full book review >
Drop-Dead Gorgeous by Navy Topaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"Chick-lit fantasy at its most textbook, with a predictable but fun Hollywood plot."
A woman raised to believe that she's an ugly duckling gets a life-changing makeover in this tale of beauty, both inside and out. Read full book review >
InstaFame Exposed by Jay Titan
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An intriguing glimpse into how to thrive among Instagram Goliaths."
A bodybuilder and personal trainer who leveraged Instagram for promotion and profit shares tips and tricks on using the tool in this debut how-to guide. Read full book review >
Calamity Jane by Bryan Ney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"A light, fun, and atavistic Western novel."
Ney's debut historical novel depicts the adventures of a teenage Calamity Jane. Read full book review >
The Toorak Jackpot by Rosemary Macindoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"Lighthearted and often delightfully surreal, this satire lacks a fully developed story."
A debut farcical novel chronicles an Australian's sudden ascent to fame and riches. Read full book review >
The Day Before You Came by Martin Freiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"Freiner pushes his protagonist toward insights that he never quite realizes in this relentless survey of eroticism and drug abuse."
A young addict chronicles his struggles with cocaine, alcohol, and especially sex in this debut novel in stories. Read full book review >
The Last Ma-Loo by Dean Ammerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"A satisfying—if meandering—wrap-up to a memorable series of adventures with an appealing pair of protagonists."
An inimitable teenage hero and his short-tempered accomplice must once again save humanity in this final installment of a trilogy. 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 >