Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2015

"An engaging story of success, as told by a man who refused to quit."
A debut work of creative nonfiction about the daunting challenges of higher education and the power of perseverance. Read full book review >
Once We Were Friends by Bryan Mooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2015

"A dynamic concept with some powerful moments that falls just short of being something truly remarkable."
Mooney (Eye of the Tiger, 2014) blends mystery, romance, and nostalgia while weaving a tale of personal history and human darkness. Read full book review >

Elizabeth's Midnight by Aaron Michael Ritchey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 7, 2015

"A transformative tale for those who believe in magic and in a young girl's heart—a grandmother's too."
A socially awkward teenager discovers her true self in this fantasy-laced YA novel. Read full book review >
The Healing of Reverend James by Thomas John
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2015

"A high-stakes yet thoroughly pleasant story of recovery from tragedy firmly grounded in faith."
In John's debut novel, a religious man's redemption comes at a high price. Read full book review >
SYSTEM by Jon A. Davidson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 6, 2015

"A staid, melancholy, cautionary sci-fi tale with an Orwellian, fablelike quality."
Faced with the end of his marriage, a mild-mannered man starts to question the omnipotent data-based System that regulates his society in this sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

Yield for Oncoming Greatness by Matt N. Tabrizi
Released: May 6, 2015

"An earnest book with idealistic intent but its proposals lack the detail they need to be widely embraced."
Tabrizi, in his debut nonfiction work, offers high-level proposals for how to improve the country. Read full book review >
The Less We Touch by Steve Duin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"A fine tale of kids' games with surprisingly high stakes."
A snake pit of cutthroat ethical ambiguity and twisted psychodrama—otherwise known as junior high girls sports—is explored in this rich, sprawling coming-of-age saga. Read full book review >
SAVING GRAPES by J.T Lundy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A memorable, unexpectedly heartwarming romp."
Lundy's (Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy, 2013) amusing tale of two hapless Illinoisans trying to raise quick cash in French wine country. Read full book review >
Xs and Os for Gabby Ann by Petrell Marie Ozbay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A bright, lighthearted, and comforting book for children missing a faraway parent.
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In this illustrated children's book, a little girl going to sleep waits for her father's kisses and hugs to arrive from far away. Read full book review >
Released: May 5, 2015

"This often entertaining survey of recent African political history should interest both scholars and laypeople."
Retired diplomat Cohen (Intervening in Africa, 2000) provides insight into the tension between dictatorship and democracy in post-colonial Africa. Read full book review >
DEEP BLUE SALOON by Thomas Courtney Click
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A high-stakes Caribbean thriller, fueled by sex, drugs, and deep-sea dives."
Raised by the Texas Mafia and addicted to the nitrogen high of deep-sea diving, a hired gun struggles to escape his past and start anew. Read full book review >
THE LAST DECISION by Victoria Wilcox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A must-read for fans of the Old West."
The third book in Wilcox's (Gone West, 2014, etc.) historical fiction series finds dentist Doc Holliday heading to Tombstone, Arizona, to meet up with Wyatt Earp and his brothers for gunfights and adventures. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >