Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

Baby Steps by John Rollo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2016

"Rollo spins a truly nightmarish medical ordeal into a life-affirming exercise in resilience, optimism, and eternal gratitude."
An inspired, epistolary debut memoir chronicling an amputee's months of rehabilitation and recovery. Read full book review >
All Good Children by Dayna Ingram
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 13, 2016

"An absorbing and poignant YA dystopian fantasy with a convincing heroine."
A teenager works through her emotional turmoil while waiting to become a sacrificial offering to aliens in this sci-fi melodrama. Read full book review >

Peter Thiel by Richard Byrne Reilly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2016

"A short, scattered introduction to Thiel's worldview in his own words."
A compilation of entrepreneur Peter Thiel's thoughts on seemingly everyone and everything. Read full book review >
THE GIFTS OF PELICAN ISLE by Padgett Gerler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2016

"A wholesome and uplifting tale of rediscovered hope, love, and second chances, perfect for fans of breezy, beachy fiction."
A young woman, devastated by the loss of her husband and unborn child, relocates to a remote island where the local culture helps her learn to live again. Read full book review >
Veronica's Grave by Barbara Bracht Donsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A triumphant story of a woman coming to terms with the loss of her mother and an inspiring, though haunting, testament to the endurance of the human spirit."
In this debut memoir, a determined young woman comes of age in New York City following the death of her mother. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A well-paced memoir steeped in strife, struggle, sorrow, and, eventually, freedom."
The poignant life story of a woman who escaped a restrictive past to embrace an independent future. Read full book review >
Erotic Integrity by Claudia Six
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 10, 2016

"A bold, refreshing call to discover and own one's sexuality."
A debut self-help book that aims to help individuals and couples work through their sexual fears. Read full book review >
Thrive by K. Chayne
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 10, 2016

"An elegantly written, passionately presented, cleverly organized guide to pursuing a healthy and responsible life."
A debut book offers a comprehensive approach to living an "environmentally conscious" life. Read full book review >
Samuil Book 1 by Randall Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"While delivering a young, vibrant hero, this ambitious and original fantasy fiction lacks polish."
A debut novel tells the story of a highly imaginative Russian immigrant boy in 19th-century America. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 10, 2016

"An astute, painstakingly documented introduction to anticipatory governance written with thoroughness and expertise."
A debut book offers an ambitious examination of a new approach to the formulation of policy regarding science. Read full book review >
Naapiikoan Winter by Alethea Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2016

"An involving, richly atmospheric historical novel about the clash of cultures in frontier America."
The lives of two strangers converge in a 19th-century Native American encampment in this historical novel from Williams (Walls for the Wind, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >
Now You Are Lisa by Gary Moreau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2016

"A thought-provoking and intriguing, though unevenly written, novel of the expatriate life and one man's discovery of what matters most to him."
An American expatriate reevaluates his life in China. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes The Unexpected Everything, a feel-good YA novel of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >