Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

UNIVERSITY OF DOOM by Mario Acevedo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A zooming grand-slam of sci-fi fun."
Acevedo (Rescue from Planet Pleasure, 2016, etc.) offers a middle-grade sci-fi adventure about talented father-and-son scientists who find themselves banished to the suburbs.Read full book review >
THE WOLVES WITHIN OUR WALLS by L.E. Flinders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"An absorbing story of the end of civilization relayed through a handful of tortured characters."
Life in a post-apocalyptic community may be just as harrowing as that in the devastated outside world in Flinders' debut dystopian novel. Read full book review >

CLIMATE WARS by Michael Penney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2017

"While this environmental tale delivers some forgettable characters, it creates a strong narrative with a lasting impression."
A novel focuses on eco-terrorism in the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >
THE WOODS by Christopher F. Viceconte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2017

"The protagonist's troubled back story is well-trod territory, but his uncertain future keeps things lively."
In debut author Viceconte' coming-of-age novel, a teenager's attempt at redemption leads him from suburbia to jail to a shaky future. Read full book review >
20 WOMEN CHANGEMAKERS by Pamela Burke
NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2017

"Activists of all descriptions will find encouragement in these uplifting, albeit brief, success stories filled with recommendations and ideas."
This compilation of interviews by debut editors Burke and Caso comes from The Women's Eye, a radio show and website celebrating the accomplishments of women working for change. Read full book review >

THE LOST INTRUDER by Peter M. Hunt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2017

"An inspiriting story related with journalistic rigor and disarming frankness."
A former U.S. Navy pilot battling Parkinson's disease attempts to find a lost aircraft in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
THE EPOCH OF REDRESS by Kaz Lefave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2017

"A smart, ambitious dystopian tale that teases the protagonists' epic genesis but saves most of the details for later volumes."
Government types and a mysterious figure pursue a girl and her twin brother in this debut sci-fi novel and series opener. Read full book review >
THE GADLIN CONSPIRACY by Kaz Lefave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2017

"An elaborate, futuristic tale that will draw in new readers with its keen characterization."
In the second installment of Lefave's (The Epoch of Redress, 2017) sci-fi series, twins try to prevent the extermination of a people blamed for child abductions and a viral epidemic.Read full book review >
AWAKENING A LEADER’S SOUL  by Gaurav Bhalla
NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2017

"An inspirational perspective on an unusual leadership style."
Bhalla (The Curse and the Cup, 2014, etc.), delivers a multilayered guide to "soulful leadership."Read full book review >
A TRAGIC FATE by Nicholas O'Donnell
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2017

"A brilliant display of legal erudition combined with historical incisiveness."
A comprehensive review of United States court cases involving art that was plundered by Nazis. Read full book review >
DEAD STORAGE by Mary Feliz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Feliz again delivers a well-written, immensely likable story that can stand alone, although readers will want to read previous books in the series."
In this Bay Area cozy, a body in the freezer and a friend in jail throw a professional organizer's life into disarray. Read full book review >
STEADY TROUBLE by Mike McCrary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2017

"Unmitigated energy, aided by a protagonist as captivating as she is formidable."
A woman's recent addition to a trust fund could earn her a windfall—provided the other beneficiaries don't kill her first—in this thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >