Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

Mistake, Wisconsin by Kersti Niebruegge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Despite the cute quips, the storyline lacks intrigue for a broader audience; best for readers fond of fishing, Wisconsin, and small-town quirks."
A teenage blogger tries to bring down a crooked politician when scandal hits a fishing-obsessed community. Read full book review >
NINE DIGITS by Jay Duret
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"An action-filled story, full of funny, topical, and sympathetic observations about the world today."
An eccentric family competes in a reality show in Duret's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

DEVIL'S MOVE by Leslie Wolfe
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"There's no standout spy amid all the spying, but shady dealings and global struggles aid this solid genre outing."
In Wolfe's (Executive, 2011) political thriller, a secret U.S. agency tries to stop a covert group from hijacking the new voting process and possibly rigging the presidential election. Read full book review >
The Billion-Dollar Creative by David Margolis
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"A book of colorful tidbits to inspire creative thought."
In this debut business-advice book, a seasoned digital artist and entrepreneur offers his insights on fostering creativity. Read full book review >
DOWNBEACH by William P. Singley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"A tender story of a childhood isolated by island life and tempered by world events."
A novel about a young man's struggle to navigate a tumultuous childhood without a father. Read full book review >

EVERLAST by Richard Bard
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"High-speed espionage thriller with sci-fi touches that'll have readers impatiently waiting for the next installment."
The first volume of a two-part thriller series brings back Jake Bronson, who's determined to find out why an unknown group has been abducting his family and friends, in Bard's (Beyond Judgment, 2013, etc.) latest. Read full book review >
John Wesley and Universalism by James A. Ellison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"A deep meditation on Wesley's accomplishments likely to inspire lively debate within the Methodist tradition."
A groundbreaking new study of John Wesley's theology. Read full book review >
Einstein's Beach House:  Stories by Jacob M Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2014

"Sharp, observant, darkly funny and deeply humane. Another winner from Appel."
Winner of Butler University's Pressgang Prize, this collection examines the dangers and seductions of fantasy and lies. Read full book review >
Heavy Petting: A Woman's Guide to Dogs by Gina Corell
Released: Dec. 4, 2014

"A lovely guide for first-time dog owners."
The associate editor of The Basenji magazine offers a debut how-to guide for dog lovers. Read full book review >
HONOR'S PASSAGE by M. J. Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2014

"A sweeping, satisfyingly scandalous portrait of womanhood in Queen Anne's Britain."
Part historical fiction, part thriller, Paul's debut sheds light on injustices toward women in 18th-century Britain. Read full book review >
Jamaal's Journey by John McCormack
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 3, 2014

"A genuine, upbeat bildungsroman of African-American high school life."
A debut YA novel of high school drama that's just as rambunctious as its narrator. Read full book review >
THE FADING COLOURS by René Chalem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"A fine first novel from a writer with affecting wisdom.
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Chalem, in his debut novella, looks at the role and limitations of art. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >