Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

THE FALL OF LILITH by Vashti Quiroz-Vega
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A well-written, descriptive, and dark creation story."
Fallen angels battle for survival in Quiroz-Vega's (The Basement, 2013) fantasy novel. Read full book review >
BEER AND GASOLINE by John Knoerle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A standout espionage tale that not only delivers a riveting plot, but a stellar presentation as well."
A CIA officer's 1968 investigation into a death linked to a secretive compound smells of a KGB assassination—or perhaps his own agency's involvement—in this spy novel. Read full book review >

THE LITTLE QUEEN by Meia Geddes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A surprising and enchanting parable about personal and artistic growth."
After her parents die, a young queen ventures forth to learn more about the world and its people in this children's novella. Read full book review >
HALF LIFE by Dana Barney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A tricky, cerebral action-filled thriller that fulfills the promise of its predecessor."
In this futuristic thriller, a sequel to Flatline (2015), a conspiracy debunker uncovers evidence of an elite plot against the world.Read full book review >
ASTRODIAC by Eric J. Kitchen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An often riveting tale that develops its characters as well as it does its steadily paced narrative."
In Kitchen's debut fantasy/adventure, a supernaturally gifted, elite few become targets for murder. Read full book review >

ADDERALL BLUES by Brian J. Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 31, 2017

"An astute, if sometimes-undisciplined, remembrance."
A personal memoir recounts a young man's battle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, as well as the drugs he used to tame it. Read full book review >
OPTIMAL DISTANCE by Joan Carol Lieberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2017

"A searingly honest chronicle of motherhood and mental illness drawn from the bittersweet memories of a daughter."
A debut coming-of-age autobiography chronicles personal ancestry and familial struggle. Read full book review >
OPTIMAL DISTANCE by Joan Carol Lieberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2017

"A memorable, rewarding family saga of familial love and unbridled determination."
Lieberman's (Optimal Distance: A Divided Life, Part One, 2017) autobiography continues with this second installment, which resumes her story just after her schizophrenic mother's passing. Read full book review >
DENNIS AND GREER by Molly Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 27, 2017

"An often beautiful, if repetitive, chronicle of youthful romance."
A debut collection of poetically charged love letters, exchanged by the editor's mother and her first husband in the mid-1960s. Read full book review >
TYRANNY OF SECRETS by John Statton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Short but impressive actioner featuring dynamic characters and a memorable open ending."
In this debut techno-thriller, a white-hat hacker realizes she's working for a cybersecurity company that's a front for an illicit operation to collect everyone's digital information and control elections. Read full book review >
THE PUNCH ESCROW by Tal M. Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"It's hard to say enough good things about this hard-science future thriller with humor and heart—an excellent debut."
In this sci-fi thriller, a man fights for his wife and his lives after he's duplicated in a transporter malfunction. Read full book review >
MADDIE & SAYARA by Sanjyot P.  Dunung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2017

"A mostly engaging story of sticking up for one's own beliefs, aimed at young readers interested in questions of social justice."
A spunky 13-year-old girl challenges the sexist laws of another country in this middle-grade novel of girl power and social justice. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >