Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

THE YEARS OF ZERO by Seng Ty
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

A survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime tells his story. Read full book review >
QUEEN OF HEARTS by Colleen Oakes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"A wonderfully entertaining twist on an old classic."
A story set in the world of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, as seen from a very different perspective. Read full book review >

LIFE by Lisa Sugarman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

In this collection of previously published opinion columns, Sugarman shares her gently humorous, inspirational musings about life. 

"I've got an incredibly long stream of consciousness with endless opinions on everything from life and parenting to relationships and health and everything in between," says Sugarman in this compendium of her "It Is What It Is" columns, originally published in the Marblehead Reporter, a Massachusetts regional newspaper. Read full book review >

THE HOUSE AT 758 by Kathryn Berla
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"A moving, mysterious coming-of-age story."
A debut YA novel that grapples with a slew of difficult issues, including grief, stepfamilies, loneliness and first love. Read full book review >
ONE CREEPY STREET by Lee Jordan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"An enjoyable book for young readers ready for mild scares. "
Don't text and drive—or fly. In his debut picture book, Jordan shows that it's a lesson a witch is never too young to learn. Read full book review >

Flight of the Tarantula Hawk by Michael Allan Scott
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"Solid characters and Lance's alluringly grim dreams help distinguish this murder mystery."
Psychic crime-scene photographer Lance Underphal is back. In Scott's (Dark Side of Sunset Pointe, 2013) latest thriller, this tortured character tries to use his visions to help police find a murderer who's injecting victims with Botox. Read full book review >
NO RETURNS by Gail Giles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"The first movement in an ambitious song cycle of a tale which, despite a few sour notes, offers entertaining characters."
Giles (Dark Song, 2010) and Vanasse (Out of the Wilderness, 2013) team up for a paranormal novel, the first in a series featuring three teenage musicians in an unwitting Faustian bargain, a mysterious librarian and a supernatural James Cagney wannabe. Read full book review >
THE BLUE EYED GIRL by William H Goodson III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A compassionate, well-written novel with memorable characters and skillfully expressed insights."
A Nebraska girl attending a Midwestern college in the 1960s is taken advantage of by an unscrupulous foreign student, something she takes decades to fully understand. Read full book review >
The Engrafted Word of God by P. J. Minchew
RELIGION
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A book which promises access to salvation, but which may only appeal to the most religiously confident readers."
This winding debut collection, an amalgamation of biblical and post-biblical texts, promises revelation for true believers. Read full book review >
BACK TO THE FUTURE OF MARKETING by Georgios Kotsolios
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A light but stylistically engaging riff on marketing's future, featuring a professional's personal forecast. "
A public relations professional's take on the future of marketing. Read full book review >
MURDER AT VOLCANO HOUSE by Chip Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A lightweight but entertaining Hawaiian whodunit."
Hughes (Hanging Ten in Paris, 2011, etc.) places his Hawaii-based surfing detective Kai Cooke in the middle of two cases involving untimely deaths. Read full book review >
SCOUTING FOR THE REAPER by Jacob M Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

In this collection of literary fiction, winner of the 2012 Hudson Prize, seven short stories explore secrets, lies and trust.

Appel (Phoning Home: Essays, 2014, etc.) populates his stories with mostly ordinary people. Read full book review >