Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

RATTLE by JP  Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A strong, stylish novel about one family's battle to preserve its identity in the face of changing times."
A stylish family saga in which modernity comes to a small, old Southern town. Read full book review >
WOLVES AND ROSES by Christina Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An entertaining foray into lifestyles of the rich and magical."
A teenage girl, slated for a fairy-tale life, yearns for normality in this contemporary YA fantasy novel. Read full book review >

IS SHE THE ONE? by Bob  Boog
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Not laugh-out-loud funny but an amusing look at a romance between a clueless guy and the beautiful, strong woman who loves him."
An autobiographical novel chronicles a real estate agent's quest to find true love. Read full book review >
SCOOP OF THE YEAR by Tom Claver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2017

"A smartly restrained and persistently witty crime tale even at its grimmest."
For a British journalist, maintaining a career and financial stability can be murder—and may even call for it—in this thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 28, 2017

"A remarkably cleareyed assessment of bitcoin's virtues and vices."
The rising popularity of bitcoin, invented in 2009 by the enigmatic Satoshi Nakamoto, has only been equaled by its persistent mischaracterization by supposed experts, according to debut author Russell. Read full book review >

THE VALLEY CHRONICLES by C. M.  Selbrede
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 27, 2017

"A lengthy first installment that sets up darker perils to come."
In this YA debut, siblings return to a fantasy realm to find fresh conflict brewing. Read full book review >
HENRY PASH AND THE BOTZEC REVOLUTION by Prateek  Goorha
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 26, 2017

"A prospective technology-driven future enriched by an endlessly funny protagonist."
In Goorha's witty debut novel, the world adjusts to a company's revolutionary computerization of businesses, an efficient method that leaves some people shortchanged. Read full book review >
DISEASE by Hans M. Hirschi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2017

"A moving, compassionate, and poignant tribute to the enduring bonds of family amid disease, this account should be a must-read for anyone in the throes of an ordeal involving Alzheimer's disease."
A devastating medical diagnosis redirects the future of a loving gay family. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING KING by Laurel  Colless
Released: Oct. 25, 2017

"A fantasy tale featuring delightful characters that primes readers for an ongoing series."
In Colless' middle-grade debut, a young boy may be a prophesied king who, according to legend, will save the world when it needs him most. Read full book review >
SEMINOLE WARS by Billy  Townsend
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 25, 2017

"A slightly uneven but admirable set of essays on America's social dysfunction."
Townsend (Age of Barbarity, 2012) examines the nation's ongoing cultural battles in this collection of Florida-centric essays. Read full book review >
WHERE THE GREEN STAR FALLS by William Jack  Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2017

"A beautifully crafted story about grief that portrays a rich physical and emotional environment."
A man finally finds himself after tragedy turns his life upside down in this novel. Read full book review >
SOME PLACE BETTER THAN HERE by Landen Wakil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2017

"A magnetic coming-of-age novel."
A debut novel of young love, '90s-style grunge, and teenage angst. 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 >