Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

The Daemoniac by Kat Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"An unexpected treat of a detective novel with a strong heroine, making Ross a name to look out for."
A mystery invokes New York City streets, serial killer thrills, and the creator of Sherlock Holmes himself. Read full book review >
A Scary Tail by John O'Driscoll
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"This offbeat tale delivers a winning mix of quirky humor, real-life dilemmas, plot-propelling canine aeronautics, and a dash of compassion."
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The Boy Who Had A Peach Tree Growing Out Of His Head by Hal Ackerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Engaging tales that should please fans of 20th-century American male authors."
A collection of short stories examines marriage, fatherhood, and divorce from a variety of angles. Read full book review >
The Fall of Beth Anderson by Meaghan B. Parent
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Nothing new, but a satisfactory story of finding happiness in difficult circumstances."
A young girl tries to find herself after moving to a new town in Parent's debut YA novel. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 8, 2016

"A smart, informational, and greatly applicable addition to the diabetic guidebook genre."
A healthful, diet-focused program aims at stemming and even reversing the effects of Type 2 diabetes. Read full book review >

Bunyan's Guide to the Great American Wildlife by Quentin Canterel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2016

"A compellingly readable contemporary fantasia set in a vivid New York of the mind."
A novel follows a man and a woman in the wilderness of New York City. Read full book review >
Dystortions: 100 Hues of Purple by Lisa Pell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2016

"A poignant parody of media blather, modern romance, and mangled justice, with sci-fi accents."
A novel explores extraterrestrial love in a topsy-turvy world. Read full book review >
Put the Sky Inside of You by Milos Toth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2016

"A work that examines mysteries of life in an astute, concise manner."
Debut author Toth offers a philosophical novel about learning lessons over a lifetime. Read full book review >
Winter Rage by Charles McRaven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2016

"A sweeping, suspenseful murder tale that offers enough atmosphere, subplots, and vibrant secondary characters to make readers enjoy the leisurely pace."
A feud between the Mabry and Millard families in Ridgeway, Arkansas, leads to three murders, with consequences that haunt two families for five decades Read full book review >
Sashi and the Puppy Mill Girl by Linda Greiner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A sweet tale in Sashi's series that should appeal to dog lovers."
Sashi, the formerly shy sheltie, returns in this third illustrated adventure, tackling the issue of puppy mills. Read full book review >
Matilda The Algonquin Cat by Leslie Martini
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An appealing, humorous introduction to a legendary hotel through a cat's eyes."
In Martini's debut children's book, illustrated by Mongiardo (Cosmo's Crave and Guppy Gall, 2012), a cat tells her story of her life at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City.Read full book review >
Jeremy's Hospital Survival Guide by Jeremy Libon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A detailed and ultimately touching memoir in the form of a hospital manual."
A posthumous reconstruction offers a valiant young patient's guide to dealing with hospital stays. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >