Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The author's research is commendable, but it swamps readers with too many details."
How an 1897 boxing match helped make cinema history. Read full book review >
Lily by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"In this moving and magical literary journey, a heroine grapples with a terrifying power."
A young girl gains the ability to see the death of anyone she touches in this debut "modern(ish)" fairy tale. Read full book review >

The Woman Behind the Waterfall by Leonora Meriel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Readers looking for a classic tale of love and loss will be rewarded with an intoxicating world, especially if they can follow the more magical plotlines."
A young girl must harness the power of her maternal line to help her mother in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Fulfilled! by William A. Schiemann
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A tangible, motivational life-planning approach with useful examples."
An organizational psychologist provides tools and insights to achieving professional and personal happiness in this debut self-development guide. Read full book review >
Hemingway, Three Angels, and Me by Jerome Mark Antil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A complex coming-of-age story that evokes the enduring effects of war and the latter days of the Jim Crow system."
A boy learns important lessons about prejudice, racism, and courage in post-World War II America in a fictional tale that combines autobiographical elements and the supernatural. Read full book review >

The Life and Times of the Great Danbury State Fair by Gladys Stetson Leahy
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A delight for anyone with an interest in agricultural fairs, the late 19th century, or rural Americana."
A charming chronicle of an annual fair in Danbury, Connecticut, begun by the late Gladys Stetson Leahy and recently finished by her grandson. Read full book review >
Quantum by Dean De Servienti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"Smart sci-fi with a much-desired object that's far more engaging than the average MacGuffin."
Various agencies hunt six scientists who've gone into hiding after unearthing an ancient artifact of indeterminate origin in De Servienti's (Life Turns, 2016, etc.) sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >
The Passage by Michael Hurley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"A thoughtful and poetic story of a voyager accepting, and then moving beyond, his personal failures."
A spiritually lost man makes a mystical journey across the Atlantic in this philosophical novel. Read full book review >
The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House by John Whittier Treat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2016

"A compassionate, engrossing novel of life in the early plague years, depicted here with authentic detail and a true heart."
The panicked, formative years of the AIDS epidemic create the dramatic backdrop for this sentimental yet searingly authentic novel. Read full book review >
In the Shadow of the Witch by Brian White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2016

"A cautionary dystopian tale about the redemptive qualities of retribution."
White (Strands, 2016) examines the narrow difference between justice and revenge in this paranormal thriller.Read full book review >
Stories of the Indebted by Jorge P. Newbery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2016

"An imperfectly constructed but knowledgeable personal-finance book."
Newbery (Punk Rocker, 2016, etc.) shares stories of cleverly settled debt in this memoir. Read full book review >
Negative Buoyancy by Richard Burkhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"A swiftly paced novel about the human cost of environmental greed."
In this debut thriller, two lake explorers discover a deadly environmental peril. 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 >