Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

Sashi and the Puppy Mill Girl by Linda Greiner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A sweet tale in Sashi's series that should appeal to dog lovers."
Sashi, the formerly shy sheltie, returns in this third illustrated adventure, tackling the issue of puppy mills. Read full book review >
Matilda The Algonquin Cat by Leslie Martini
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An appealing, humorous introduction to a legendary hotel through a cat's eyes."
In Martini's debut children's book, illustrated by Mongiardo (Cosmo's Crave and Guppy Gall, 2012), a cat tells her story of her life at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City.Read full book review >

Jeremy's Hospital Survival Guide by Jeremy Libon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A detailed and ultimately touching memoir in the form of a hospital manual."
A posthumous reconstruction offers a valiant young patient's guide to dealing with hospital stays. Read full book review >
We Hold These Truths by David S. Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An intelligent and bracingly honest look at the possibility of a post-racial America."
A debut political novel explores the cultural ramifications of the first black U.S. president. Read full book review >
Telonaut by Matt Tyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Inventive, intelligent sci-fi about humans grappling with an oceanic world."
In this debut novel, a Postbox transports future government auditor Sero Novak to a colony on a water planet. Read full book review >

Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An epic, futuristic tale continues with proficient, zestful writing."
A teenage psychic tries to stop an invention and prevent a massacre in the second installment of Dunn's (Forget Tomorrow, 2015, etc.) YA sci-fi series.Read full book review >
Spindle by Shonna Slayton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A well-constructed take on a famous fairy tale and heroine."
Slayton (Liz and Nellie, 2016, etc.) offers a 19th-century update of "Sleeping Beauty" in this YA novel.Read full book review >
I Am Goldmund by Charles Frode
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A touching, if sometimes meandering, account of a half century of brotherly love."
A memoir recounts a friendship's depth and intimacy, inspired by a Herman Hesse novel. Read full book review >
The Ruling Mask by Neil McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A compelling addition to an impressive fantasy series with a strong heroine."
McGarry and Ravipinto (The Fall of Ventaris, 2013, etc.) return to the turbulent city of Rodaas in this third installment of a series.Read full book review >
Silent Source by James Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A promising thriller that ably handles its medical mysteries but lags in its narrative structure and character development."
In Smith's debut mystery, a former scientist investigates a string of mysterious deaths occurring across Atlanta. Read full book review >
Reverse Mortgages by Wade Pfau
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A well-reasoned argument in favor of the reverse mortgage as a component of a retirement strategy."
A researcher and financial analyst explains the role of the reverse mortgage in retirement planning. Read full book review >
God's Ambiance by William John Meegan
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A bewildering and tangled analysis of religion's unconcealed truths."
A complex book attempts to uncover the esoteric mathematics that unites all of the world's religions. 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 >