Indie Book Reviews

Trail Angel by Derek Catron
Released: Aug. 17, 2016

"A timeless tale of love and adventure on the American frontier."
In the immediate wake of the Civil War, a family heads to Montana in search of gold. Read full book review >
Murphy's Path by Madeleyn Questman
Released: June 24, 2016

"A provocative thesis that develops into a riveting dissertation on true love."
In this love story, a chance encounter brings two doctoral candidates together just as they're about to make the dumbest mistakes of their lives. Read full book review >


"Both a paean to the sci-fi genre and a captivating return to a space station in a complex universe."
This second volume in Sasaki's (Welcome to the Madhouse, 2015) Grace Lord series finds the surgeon confronting a strange new intelligence and an old nemesis.Read full book review >
Monster Zombies Are Coming for Johnny by A.M. Shah
Released: July 12, 2016

"A spooky, scary, and satisfying horror story."
Two friends combat a zombie invasion in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
Postmodern Deconstruction Madhouse by Peter Quinones
Released: April 4, 2016

"The author's defiance of traditional storytelling is admirable and innovative even when it falters."
Quinones' (Starters, 2013, etc.) collection of short stories and essays features intellectual characters examining themselves and one another as well as film and literature analyses from the author himself.Read full book review >

Drone by Robert Roy Britt
Released: July 9, 2016

"A brisk detective novel sequel that packs a punch."
Private eye Eli Quinn returns to track down the person controlling a drone used in a political assassination attempt in Britt's (Closure, 2015) latest mystery.Read full book review >
The East Deck Motel and Selected Poetry by Theodore M. Wandzilak
Released: April 5, 2016

"An odd, nostalgic compilation, but a few poems about hospital patients see keenly into the condition of the individual body and soul."
Wandzilak's debut poetry collection spans a lifetime, musing on place, change, and mortality in light, occasional verse. Read full book review >
How to Make Money with Global Macro by Javier Gonzalez
Released: July 7, 2016

"A provocative consideration for the thoughtful investor."
A convention-busting reappraisal of global macroeconomics. Read full book review >
Girls Can't Be Knights by Lee French
Released: June 3, 2015

"A clever, feel-good opening to a fantasy series with a tenacious heroine."
The start of a new YA series features a teen orphan and a protective brotherhood of Spirit Knights. Read full book review >
Looking Forward to Christmas by Karen Meyer
Released: Oct. 30, 2015

"Accessible holiday poetry for the younger set."
It's never too early to get ready for Christmas, according to this brisk collection of devotional verse for children. Read full book review >
The Buddha Made Me Do It by Marla Martenson
Released: May 26, 2016

"A warmly funny, wide-ranging, and off-kilter spiritual odyssey."
An antic memoir about a woman exploring the byways of New Age spiritualism. Read full book review >
Six Nine, Two Ten by Ron Clouse
Released: May 28, 2016

"Thoughtful analyses and helpful takeaways on healthy eating."
A biologist shares his struggles, research, and eventual success in achieving optimal weight in this debut memoir and health guide. 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 >