Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

Rosetta by Stephen Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An inventive, entertaining sci-fi tale involving valuable alien secrets."
In this debut novel, humanity colonizes space with the aid of an alien StarDrive found on Mars, left there millenniums ago by an extinct race known as the Galactics. Read full book review >
Star Catching by Dawn Lajeunesse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"An often heart-wrenching tear-jerker that, at its best, evokes hope and optimism."
Lajeunesse (In Her Mother's Shoes, 2012, etc.) offers a novel about an orphaned 8-year-old and her grandparent guardians. Read full book review >

Tallah by Jonathan R. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A nice addition to the series with all the same strengths as the original."
Miller (Gravity Breaker, 2016, etc.) picks up Tallah Williams' story in this second installment, as she uses and abuses her gravity-controlling power in an attempt to fit into—or remake—the world she lives in.Read full book review >
Wine Into Water by Ray Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A first-rate mystery makes this a series standout, even if the titular protagonist splits his hero status with others.

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Keating's (Murderer's Row, 2015, etc.) latest in his thriller series finds combat-trained pastor Stephen Grant immersed in murder, espionage, and counterfeit wines. Read full book review >
Marcel Malone by Lew Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A slow, but ultimately rewarding tale of a lonely psychologist and her poetic client."
A novel examines a clinical psychologist, the healing power of verse, and a journey to self-discovery. Read full book review >

Opaque by Calix Leigh-Reign
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2016

"A somewhat standard, if rousing, supernatural tale combined with a gleefully eccentric teenage romance."
In Leigh-Reign's debut sci-fi thriller, a teenage misanthrope questions his disturbing proclivities and even his origin after he becomes inexplicably captivated by a new girl at school. Read full book review >
On Top Of The World by David Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2016

"An engaging, heartwarming, humorous morality tale for our digital, consumerist age."
An updated version of A Christmas Carol filled with rap moguls, pop-culture references, and plenty of heartwarming romance. Read full book review >
Ulysses Dream by Tim White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2016

"An intriguing, if overloaded, version of the Odyssey."
Honduran refugee Penelope shares the story of her life and her husband, Ulysses, a Native American who becomes a warrior in Vietnam, in this debut work of contemporary fiction. Read full book review >
Telepath by Janet Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2016

"A fresh, nuanced examination of the human desire to define itself in the face of societal norms."
This sci-fi coming-of-age story finds young adults struggling against being complacent workers in a hive society. Read full book review >
Scourge Ship by John Chambers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2016

"A uniquely raw medical thriller brimming with perfect comedic timing."
In this fiction debut, disaster stalks a vacationing doctor, his family, and thousands of fellow cruise ship guests. Read full book review >
Making Out Like a Virgin by Catriona McHardy
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A valuable compilation that represents multiple paths for healing and thriving after sexual trauma."
Sexual abuse survivors from around the world detail their journeys to healthy sexuality and bodily autonomy in this collection. Read full book review >
Reliant's: Price by Stephen Logsdon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"The author wisely expands his fictional and increasingly riveting futuristic universe, with room to grow."
A survivor of the first encounter with aliens in 2164 spearheads a mission to rescue a hijacked civilian ship and crew from an ostensibly aggressive species in this sci-fi tale. 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 >