Indie Book Reviews

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

"A superb resource for science fans or those struggling to understand the subject; an impressive fit in an age of Billy Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson web videos."
A book offers a history of science and the figures who helped develop its major pillars, presented in a biographical style to raise interest in the discipline. Read full book review >
RATIONING EARTH by Herb Bentz
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"An original take on the economics of resource conservation."
A radical, ecologically minded proposal to meet the future challenges of an increasingly productive but still unsustainable economy. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2016

"Access to family archives and new material provides the basis for a worthy history of little-known artists."
A biography focuses on two prolific and award-winning 20th-century illustrators. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A haunting but inspiriting remembrance."
In this debut personal memoir, a woman recounts her youthful struggles with religious extremism. Read full book review >
THE COLLECTOR OF BODIES by Diane Glancy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A thoughtful and often beautiful volume of poetry that explores the Middle East and America."
Glancy (Trigger Dance, 2015, etc.) contemplates history and culture in this new collection of poems.Read full book review >

QUEEN OF THE QUANTUM REALM by Rhonda Denise Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A creative tale which makes its fantasy science fun."
In Johnson's (The Crossroads of Time, 2015, etc.) YA fantasy, an apprentice mage, searching for a possible cure to an epidemic, stumbles upon a nefarious plan at the atomic level. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 19, 2016

"A comprehensive and idiosyncratic guide to male etiquette in the modern world."
Debut author James offers young men advice on how to comport themselves in this self-help guide. Read full book review >
SECRETS OF A RELUCTANT PRINCESS by Casey Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"An effective combination of traditional and modern YA elements."
A hilarious, angst-ridden YA novel about a teenage girl acclimating to life at a new high school by Griffin (Beauty and the Wiener: A Rescue Dog Romance, 2017, etc.).Read full book review >
RELIGION

"A brief but powerful revisionist look at Jesus' early life and times."
A radical reappraisal of the story of Jesus' family before his ministry began. Read full book review >
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Matty Dalrymple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"A deadly game involving a dangerous girl that does have a winner: the reader."
A secret fertility experiment goes wrong in this thriller. Read full book review >
SEO FOR GROWTH by John Jantsch
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 11, 2016

"Comprehensive, current, and cogent; worthy of becoming every marketer's go-to guide for SEO."
Two marketing mavens offer a dissection and demystification of search engine optimization. Read full book review >
WE ARE BUT A MOMENT by Ulrich Baer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Politicians confront environmental doom in this prophetic and altruistic tale about the near future."
A presidential adviser becomes stuck in quarantine after exposure to a deadly pathogen in this political novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >