Indie Book Reviews

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2015

"An impressive use of one family to intimately portray the history of social and cultural changes over three generations."
Spanning nearly 60 years, this work of historical fiction chronicles the multitude of cultural changes in Japan after World War II from the perspective of a conflicted family of three. Read full book review >
Where the Bones of a Buried Rat Lie by Kim Ekemar
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 16, 2014

"This well-written thriller's complex plotting and characterization make for a fine read."
In Ekemar's (The Lost Identity Causalities, 2014, etc.) second thriller in a planned four-book series, Matthias Callaghan returns to London, where he takes on the identity of his late father. Read full book review >

THE EDUCATION OF A TRAITOR by Svetlana Grobman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2015

"An intimate look at a young woman's struggle to find her own truth in a repressive society."
Grobman's debut memoir explores her childhood in the Soviet Union. Read full book review >
THE GREEN EYED GIRL by J W Chew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"A fast-paced, intellectual fantasy story with lessons about values, greed, and empathy."
In this allegorical tale, debut author Chew creates a magical world of mayhem that's full of parallels to modern society. Read full book review >
A Corkscrew Life by Richard Coulson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2014

"A keenly observed, fast-paced memoir."
A well-traveled veteran of the legal and business worlds reflects on his experiences in the 20th century and beyond. Read full book review >

SHATTERED DREAMS by Bulent Senocak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2014

"A textured, involving novel about a now-forgotten crisis in the pre-modern Muslim world."
A historical novel about a flash-point event in 19th-century relations between Muslims and the West. Read full book review >
MILKED by Lisa Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2014

"A fun, frothy read bolstered by a likable heroine and a snappy, fast-paced narrative."
A single mother embarks on an unconventional business venture in Doyle's debut novel. Read full book review >
King of the Lions and other Animal Stories by Stephen Feinland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2012

"An idiosyncratic poetic lark with a clear religious message."
Animals role-play events from humanity's history, highlighting its foibles and providing a few laughs. Read full book review >
SILENT SUSPECT by Tony Hawthorne
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Strong characters, an intriguing story, and a brisk pace make for a highly readable legal thriller."
Hawthorne's debut novel follows a Cape Cod lawyer who defends a mute old woman with memory loss in her trial for a 50-year-old murder in a hostile Southern town. Read full book review >
A FAREWELL TO WINDEMERE by John Mooers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"A generally well-written narrative covering the less-frequently chartered years during which Hemingway first displayed the man he'd become."
Mooers (J.P., 2013, etc.) returns to historical fiction, this time following 19-year-old Ernest Hemingway, who comes home from war and struggles to readjust to life in the civilian world. Read full book review >
Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard by Janice Dean
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A fitting sequel to Freddy's original adventure, packed with facts accompanied by cheerful illustrations."
Snow, snow, and more snow. What's a frog to do? Dean's (Freddy the Frogcaster, 2013) irrepressible amphibian puts his weather-safety skills to good use in this snowy sequel. Read full book review >
Pig Snouts and Quarterbacks by Judy Levering-Duff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 21, 2014

"A humorous, resonant teen-girl novel fueled by issues of family, identity, and fitting in."
With humor and real-life truths, this lively novel careens through the ups and downs of a 14-year-old girl's plot to join the in-crowd. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >