Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

Kara Richards by C. S. Eubank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2015

"Intrigue abounds, but too much is left to the reader's imagination."
In this fantasy debut, a group of teens prepare for war against the evil magician who killed their parents. Read full book review >
Dear Prudence by Prudence Farrow Bruns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2015

"A moving, spiritual account of a search for meaning through meditation."
A woman depicted in one of the Beatles' most famous songs tells her story. Read full book review >

JEWELS OF ALLAH by Nina Ansary
Released: June 25, 2015

"A well-documented and persuasively written examination of the change in Iranian women's status under the country's secular and religious governments."
A nuanced look at the role women have played in Iran in the 20th and 21st centuries. Read full book review >
FOUR SEATS by Aaron Cooley
THRILLERS
Released: June 25, 2015

"A scorching pace makes this savvy thriller a quick read."
In Cooley's (Shaken, Not Stirred, 2013) legal thriller, a U.S. Supreme Court policeman uncovers a conspiracy while searching for the people who bombed the Supreme Court. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2015

"Tales that smolder but never quite ignite."
A late writer's stories about life, childhood, and racism. Read full book review >

MEMOIRS OF A GHOST by Andrea Cagan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2015

"A memoir from the shadows that's just as fascinating as those that inhabit the spotlight."
A ghostwriter pens her own revealing story. Read full book review >
Baksheesh (Bribes) by DS Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2015

"More wild, violent adventures in the world of international espionage."
In the fifth installment of the Spies Lie series, former covert operative Cassandra Sashakovich is finally ready to settle down with her family, though a plot to start World War III threatens to pull her back into danger. Read full book review >
Released: June 24, 2015

"JFK, RFK, MLK, Lincoln, John Lennon, and a host of others speak from beyond death in this engaging series of purported afterlife conversations."
A meditation on the afterlife constructed as a series of conversations with an array of dead people, from the very famous to the entirely ordinary. Read full book review >
The Boy and the Bastard by Russell Newell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"First-rate thriller in the vein of Joseph Finder."
When his son goes missing, a successful young businessman searches for him as his own life falls apart. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015

"An often lighthearted but also profound recounting of a life in search of art and faith."
A memoir charting an artist's lifelong challenge to accept his calling. Read full book review >
End of the Rainbow by Bill Miller
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 23, 2015

"A passionate call for social change."
An African-American novelist muses upon the world's enduring racial tensions in this nonfiction work. Read full book review >
The Escape: Naughty Bluejay & Woodpecker by Carolee Wells Henney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2015

"An easy reader that may be used as fodder for group discussion."
Henney (Princess Trinka and Basil, 2015, etc.) returns to the forest with a quaint story of two feathered friends who discover there's no place like home. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >