Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

KINGS OF FORTUNE by Roderick Cheung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A fast-paced adventure that will excite lovers of anime and comics, but one that trades wider appeal for complex mythology."
In Cheung's novel, a man's boring life is interrupted by a gang of immortal bounty hunters trying to take his soul. Read full book review >
FLEXIBLE WINGS by Veda Stamps
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 21, 2015

"An entertaining story and a thoughtful consideration of kids in military families."
In this debut middle-grade novel, a girl in a military family deals with moving to a new town, her mother's deployment, making new friends, and competing on a swim team. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"Strong writing and a compelling protagonist propel Navarro's narrative, but the novel's problematic romantic relationship may offend readers."
Pretty Woman meets "Cinderella" in Navarro's novel, which explores a troubling relationship, the first of a proposed trilogy. Read full book review >
The Enigma Stolen by Charles V Breakfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"Should lure readers who haven't yet discovered the series."
A secret organization is hellbent on using a supercomputer to predict future events in the fifth outing of Breakfield and Burkey's techno-thriller series (The Enigma Wraith, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
GOSIA'S CHILDREN by Iris May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"Uninspired prose makes this family epic less affecting that it ought to be."
Through two world wars, a German mother strives to bond with her estranged children in a debut novel inspired by real-life family history. Read full book review >

Code Name: Tracker by Art Blum
THRILLERS
Released: April 21, 2015

"A beefy, diverting plot with a compelling protagonist to match."
Blum's supernatural thriller features a bogus psychic who may hold the key to rescuing captive children and thwarting an imminent terrorist attack. Read full book review >
TREASURE TOWN by Doug Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 20, 2015

"A boisterous, slapstick adventure that will entertain budding readers, despite its skimpy character development."
A trio of adventurous kids and two oddball adults find unexpected treasure in this middle-grade adventure by siblings Wilhelm (The Price of Denial, 2013) and Terrat (True Shoes, 2012). Read full book review >
JUST SAY YES by Catherine Hiller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2015

"Likely to loosen up fellow smokers while adding a personal take to the public discussion of cannabis culture."
Filtering her experiences through the lens of her longtime use of cannabis, Hiller (The Adventures of Sid Sawyer, 2013) delves into her personal life for this "Marijuana Memoir." Read full book review >
DON'T CALL ME KIT KAT by K. J. Farnham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 20, 2015

"An important, difficult book that will appeal to girls who feel lost in the world."
In this hard-hitting YA novel, a teenage girl wrestles with low self-esteem, body image issues, and an eating disorder after she is unable to ingratiate herself into the popular clique at school. Read full book review >
Grief, Folly, Love by Timothy Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2015

"A timely and thoughtful account of a lost American trying to find himself in a lost country."
A tale of love and personal redemption set in war-torn Afghanistan. Read full book review >
Bruce Walker Travel Adventures by Bruce Walker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2015

"A gentle and quiet real-life adventure."
In Walker's first book, readers are invited to join him on an autobiographical travelogue as he takes a meandering course across the heart of Canada. Read full book review >
Glitch in the Machine by Edgar Swamp
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 20, 2015

"Overlong but astonishing social commentary."
Swamp's (The Gyre Mission: Journey to the *sshole of the World, 2012) comic and obscene cautionary tale pits the haves against the have-nots in a remarkably unpleasant future. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Beatriz Williams
June 23, 2015

In Beatriz Williams’ latest novel Tiny Little Thing, it’s the summer of 1966 and Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November. But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life. “A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won’t do to protect each other,” our reviewer writes. View video >