Indie Book Reviews

Los Desengaños by Angela Sanchez Tischler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"An affecting, informative amalgam of personal and national history."
A memoir that situates personal remembrance within the tumult of the Cuban revolution. Read full book review >
Between the Lines There Lies a Story of Me by Sabaine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2016

"A challenging but reasonably effective look at the struggles of a young woman of color who clings to her strength and identity."
The story of a teenage girl's depression unfolds in a poetic narrative that slowly reveals a web of love, betrayal, abuse, rape, and murder. Read full book review >

It's Part of Who I Am by Kay Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A short, intellectually lively spiritual biography."
A woman examines her mother's 45-year hunt for religious truth. Read full book review >
The Embryo of My Manhood: Second Edition by Kris 'Godspeed2' Amos
FICTION & LITERATURE

"With this invigorating torrent of words, the author should leave readers energized and inspired."
Amos (The Embryo of My Manhood: First Edition, 2014) offers a new collection of poetry, influenced by rap.Read full book review >
Somethin' for Nothin' by M.T. Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A familiar plot fortified by delightful characters in a glacial setting."
Recovering a decades-old crashed plane promises a fortune for a small group in Alaska, provided everyone can avoid double-crosses and murderous drug dealers, in Bass' (In the Black, 2015, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

Hit Out by Darren Musial
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An enjoyable Chicago detective story starring an eight-ball-playing protagonist."
Musial (Break Shot, 2015) returns with another Max Deacon mystery in this novel of crime and pool.Read full book review >
The Other Woman by Abigail Van Alyn
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A slow-paced but tense story with enough urgency to keep the pages turning."
This debut novel revolves around an alpha-male psychiatrist with an Ivy League pedigree and two female patients who set out to learn potentially dangerous truths about him. Read full book review >
Mystery on Mount Dusk by Aleah Taylor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"Readers should gladly follow this tale's young hero, whether he's facing evil spells or a typical childhood."
In this debut YA fantasy, a 10-year-old boy learns that the secret of his new hometown lies with the strange disappearances of two families centuries ago. Read full book review >
The Bucket List Chronicle by Dr. U
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2016

"A charming and amusing account of one man's fresh experiences."
A debut memoir documents a year of new adventures. Read full book review >
Comorbid by Lorelei Logsdon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2016

"A psychological thriller about an enigmatic killer that's both inventive and unflinching."
A man struggles to manage the dark trauma of his youth, and the havoc it continues to wreak on his adulthood. Read full book review >
Sir Coffin Graves (Book 2) by Leinad Platz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2016

"A highly charged fantasy tale about God-chosen warriors fighting evil forces intent on destruction."
A young man imbued with superpowers must fight to save the world from the man he once thought was his father. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 27, 2016

"A complete and detailed guide to integrative healing methods by a well-known doctor who specializes in alternative tactics to address the inflammation that underlies many chronic health issues."
Pai, a board-certified doctor in family and integrative medicine who has studied with Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra, offers this voluminous compendium of alternative health approaches. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >