Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

THE BLUE EYED GIRL by William H Goodson III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A compassionate, well-written novel with memorable characters and skillfully expressed insights."
A Nebraska girl attending a Midwestern college in the 1960s is taken advantage of by an unscrupulous foreign student, something she takes decades to fully understand. Read full book review >
The Engrafted Word of God by P. J. Minchew
RELIGION
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A book which promises access to salvation, but which may only appeal to the most religiously confident readers."
This winding debut collection, an amalgamation of biblical and post-biblical texts, promises revelation for true believers. Read full book review >

MURDER AT VOLCANO HOUSE by Chip Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A lightweight but entertaining Hawaiian whodunit."
Hughes (Hanging Ten in Paris, 2011, etc.) places his Hawaii-based surfing detective Kai Cooke in the middle of two cases involving untimely deaths. Read full book review >
SCOUTING FOR THE REAPER by Jacob M Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A beautiful, well-balanced collection."
In this collection of literary fiction, winner of the 2012 Hudson Prize, seven short stories explore secrets, lies and trust. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 9, 2014

"Deftly written, highly informative and contemporary; opens the door to much-needed dialogue around a sensitive subject."
This thoughtful guide presents an informed discussion of modern-day issues related to dying. Read full book review >

Hallucinabulia by Thomas Wictor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Remembered, surreal dreams become the prose equivalent of Salvador Dali paintings and films."
A detailed diary of Wictor's (Ghosts and Ballyhoo: Memoirs of a Failed L.A. Music Journalist, 2013, etc.) surreal dreams and nightmares, which reflect his dysfunctional love life and personal demons as a struggling LA music journalist. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"A conversational, persuasive guide to health problems that plague many women."
A short, accessible guide to common ailments, with quick explanations of their causes and possible remedies. Read full book review >
How mothers with postnatal depression create narcissism and psychopaths by Hans R Arnold
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Targets dozens of important questions but will frustrate even patient readers."
In his first book, Arnold develops an esoteric explanation for why some people grow up to do terrible things: postnatal depression in their mothers, which Arnold identifies as the cause of narcissistic and psychopathic behavior in children on into adulthood. Read full book review >
FOUNTAIN by John Medler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"An action-packed, easy-to-read and timely novel that might make readers wash their hands a bit more often. "
Bioterrorism and ancient Mayan folklore come together in this lengthy but entertaining second thriller from Medler (Quatrain, 2011). Read full book review >
DRAGON MAGIC by Daphne Ashling Purpus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"Better than your average dragon tale."
In her third YA tale set in Draconia, Purpus (The Egg That Wouldn't Hatch, 2013, etc.) introduces Chloe, a girl who doesn't fit in—until she harnesses her hidden gifts. Read full book review >
SOULWOVEN by Jeff Seymour
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"Seymour's artful perfectionism will have readers clamoring for the sequel."
Seymour (Three Dances, 2013) begins a new epic fantasy series in which unlikely heroes must prevent a mythic dragon from destroying the world. Read full book review >
THE FOX TROT by Raea Gragg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

In this YA novel, a high school boy's life changes after an ominous prediction and his meeting a mysterious new girl. Read full book review >