Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

SHRUGG, 1 MILE by G. A. Schindler
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"Rough prose undermines this sci-fi tale and its inimitable villain."
Schindler's debut sci-fi novella explores what might happen if the aliens are already here, watching us. Read full book review >
JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"An often engaging book that shows readers the beginnings of the great voyages and the ancient symbols of seafaring communication."
An informed, freethinking re-creation of ancient trade routes, rooted in research and serious fieldwork. Read full book review >
BLUE SUN, YELLOW SKY by Jamie Jo Hoang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"A touching exploration of identity and reinvention painted with gentle yet precise brush strokes."
In Hoang's assured debut, a young artist makes peace with a crushing diagnosis and takes a stab at reinvention.What would you do if your very identity were about to be erased? Read full book review >
THE CAPABLE CHILD by K. M.  Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"A fairy tale wrap-up to a small-town series."
In the concluding volume of Edwards' (The Changeable Child, 2013) trilogy, a newly divorced mom returns to Berger, Missouri, handling fortune, revelations, and romance. Read full book review >

RETURN TO THE OUTER BANKS HOUSE by Diann Ducharme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"A study in love, class, and the profound ways people grow and adapt to life's challenges."
A heartbreaking yet uplifting novel that explores the destruction and beauty of love. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"Excellent advice from an authority on using the media to best advantage."
A public relations professional shares a wealth of useful ideas for gaining free media coverage. Read full book review >
SOLEIL'S STAR by Larry Bonner
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"Sizzling twist on a Cold War thriller."
Set in 1990, the third installment of Bonner's (Soleil, Too!, 2014, etc.) Cold War espionage thriller series once again features beautiful Canadian heroine Soleil Tangiere in a highly palatable fusion of spy thriller and romance. Read full book review >
HOUSE OF HARWOOD by Olivia Batker Pritzker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"A promising first outing for Pritzker, who maintains a steady stream of humor in this breezy diversion."
Pritzker's debut offering is a tongue-in-cheek novella in which family secrets are closely guarded behind upper-class pretensions. Read full book review >
WHAT DO I DO NOW? by Stephen D. Miller
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"An intellectual but nontechnical concept of human psychological development that offers useful prescriptions for self-improvement."
Miller's debutnonfiction book asks a question that's easy for readers to lose sight of amidst the hurdles of daily living: am I living a meaningful life? Read full book review >
FEDERALISM VS FACTIONALISM by Tom Davis
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A short volume for true conservative believers that offers lots of anger, but little convincing evidence for its arguments."
Davis (Quiet Time, 2014, etc.) presents his views on everything that he believes is wrong in America today. Read full book review >
YUMMY STORIES by Lil L. Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A cheerful, fun approach to good food with the authentic flavor of folk tales for kids 4 to 8."
In this illustrated children's book, modern fairy tales encourage children to eat delicious fruits and vegetables. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >