Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER by Leigh Ann Edwards
Released: July 25, 2015

"There's not a dull moment for this fantasy's protagonist—no matter whose daughter she is."
A young woman must prove her noble lineage in order to break a curse in the second installment of Edwards' (The Farrier's Daughter, 2014) fantasy/romance series. Read full book review >
BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Jeffrey E. Sterling
Released: July 24, 2015

"Accessible and often amusing medical anecdotes."
Drawing on over 20 years of experience in emergency medicine, debut author Sterling presents alternately humorous and sobering stories of the "controlled chaos" of a hospital emergency room. Read full book review >

In the Seam by Kirk James Folk
Released: July 24, 2015

"An overly chaotic tale from a wondrous wordsmith."
A group of unlikely allies tries to escape from Limbo in Folk's debut novel. Read full book review >
Bone White by Tim McWhorter
Released: July 24, 2015

"An intermittently effective suspense tale that should satisfy die-hard horror buffs."
Seeking shelter from a massive rainstorm, two teenagers stumble into a psychopath's hideout and must fight for their lives in McWhorter's (Swallowing the Worm and Other Stories, 2015, etc.) gory debut novel.Read full book review >
Zaphram, The Hidden Jewel by Gail Parker
Released: July 24, 2015

"A solid second entry, with more on the way."
A highly intelligent woman with superhuman powers and extensive combat training is kidnapped in order to help a team of terrorists find the world's greatest treasure in the sequel to Hidden 12, Intelligence Required (2014).Read full book review >

Ink Calls to Ink by Nathan Crowder
Released: July 23, 2015

"An intriguing concept, but uneven execution clouds this literary alternate reality."
Crowder's (Cobalt City Blues, etc.) sci-fi novel reimagines characters from an array of literary sources—from the Greek classics to Charles Dickens—as outcasts in a gritty, present-day London.Read full book review >
The New Arcadia by Monique Layton
Released: July 23, 2015

"A layered and fascinating analysis of history and anthropology."
Layton (Notes From Elsewhere: Travel and Other Matters, 2011) dissects Tahiti's complex history by examining not only historical accounts, but also the cultural myth these accounts spawned in the Western world. Read full book review >
Hazelita and the Magic Broom by Hope Finning
Released: July 22, 2015

"A beautifully told, wonderfully illustrated story of kindness and generosity."
An old woman who grants wishes travels through her lonely life in this poignant modern-day fairy tale about wishes, greed, and acceptance by debut author/illustrator Finning. Read full book review >
KOBEE MANATEE by Robert Scott Thayer
Released: July 21, 2015

"An appealing picture book distinguished by its colorful images, creatively distilled meteorological facts, and simple but dynamic storytelling."
A manatee and his friends swim across the Gulf Stream and brave a hurricane on their way to the Bahamas in this colorful adventure for young readers. Read full book review >
What Makes It Worthy  by David Paul Kuhn
Released: July 21, 2015

"Insightful politicalcommentary that will keep readers immersed.
A political novel documents both the cynical lows and romantic highs of campaign life in America, as experienced by two reporters. Read full book review >
My Power To Change by Theodoor Richard
Released: July 20, 2015

"A fluid, insightful read on the topics of self-improvement, spirituality, and fulfillment."
In this debut collection of essays and meditations, the author presents ideas for holistic living and a possible path to growth and awareness. Read full book review >
The Incarnation of Edda Ritter by Wayne Edward Hanson
Released: July 20, 2015

"A refreshingly honest read that paints an uncompromising portrait of life in all its failures, intricacies, and emotions."
In a tumultuous period in Germany's history, a young girl grows into adulthood as she chases down her mother's ghost in this historical novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marie Lu
September 29, 2015

In the second installment of Marie Lu’s Young Elites series, The Rose Society, Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her. But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness? “The direction of this trilogy's conclusion is left refreshingly difficult to predict,” our reviewer writes. View video >