Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

REVOLUTINARIES by Douglas Pershing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"Despite this space saga's few clever turns, readers face a long, dreary trip."
This third volume of a YA series finds the Ascunse siblings on different planets and at odds thanks to a formidable manipulator. Read full book review >
Rightful Heir by Becca Ketelsleger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2016

"Will appeal to fans of classic sword-and-king fantasy, especially with its likable lead, but needs additional editing."
A female warrior, who is a natural leader, stars in this retelling of the King Arthur myth. Read full book review >

RIKKI & THE ROCKET TWINS DISCOVER THE SOLAR SYSTEM by Kneko Burney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 13, 2016

"A fun, whimsically illustrated book about space exploration that's definitely worth adding to classroom and school libraries."
A young astronaut and her toy friends go on a dream-time adventure in this children's tale by debut author Burney with illustrations by De La Roche and Williams Sticka.Read full book review >
STOPPING INJUSTICE by Diana Taylor Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A vivid and earnest story about the terrible ways children can be violated that lacks fully developed characters."
A novel examines unspeakable crimes, consequences, and punishments affecting children and young teens in an Arizona barrio. Read full book review >
Opposite of Frozen by Jan O'Hara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A sweet, heartfelt series love story.
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O'Hara's debut romance stars a former Major League Baseball superstar with a major chip on his shoulder, a woman with an aversion to commitment, and a raucous crew of elderly vacationers. Read full book review >

The Tragedy of Moses by Elliott Kanbar
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A fast-paced and engaging biblical dramatization."
A revisionary look at the story of Moses. Read full book review >
GRINGO by Dan “Tito” Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A fast-paced, thrilling work about navigating the dangerous drug trade."
A drug trafficker recounts his life on the lam in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
LEADERSHIP'S BIG IDEA by Johnstone Kayandabila
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"Another contribution to leadership studies that largely revisits well-traversed ground."
A self-help guide teaches the basic principles of leadership demanded by an ever-shifting global landscape. Read full book review >
SARAH VALENTINE, NO GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Philip Valentine Coates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A relentlessly downbeat account, but the author still manages to bring his ancestors' stories to life."
Coates makes his debut with a comprehensive biography of his great-great-grandmother—a long narrative that's as much a history of a time and place as it is of a family legacy. Read full book review >
NIGHTMARE ENEMY, DREAM FRIEND by Jerry Blanton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"Readable, sometimes-insightful fiction about the conflict between duty and religion."
Blanton's (A God Who Believes in Me, 2014, etc.) historical novel follows a German Protestant man from his student days to his command of a Nazi U-boat. Read full book review >
SARAH VALENTINE, NO GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Philip Valentine Coates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"An absorbing and scathing indictment of 19th-century British government and society that ends on an unexpectedly hopeful note."
This second volume of a trilogy focuses on the life and times of Sarah Valentine, the author's great-great-grandmother, in London. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A laudable sci-fi yarn that's both irreverent and relevant."
In Richter's (Mating Rituals of Migratory Humans, 2013) dystopian novel, a lowly citizen may be the "Chosen One," destined to lead a revolution against a government that thrives on fear. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >