SIX WORDS by Surendra Kumar Sagar
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An idiosyncratic mishmash of science and religion that's neither intellectually compelling nor spiritually uplifting."
A grandiose treatise that ponders the laws of physics, the history of the cosmos, the nature of God and the fate of mankind. Read full book review >
Chloes Enchanted Attic by Jerry J Yeaman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2013

"Not revelatory YA, yet an engrossing, easy read that should appeal to young readers ready for a fantasy adventure."
In his debut YA book, Yeaman creates an action-packed adventure focused on a young girl named Chloe who's unexpectedly summoned to save the world from the reign of an evil maharajah with magical powers. Read full book review >

ON DARING AND LIFE by Alicia Beatriz Antico Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A hopeful memoir that offers timely insights into why people choose to leave their native lands for new lives in America."
In Anderson's debut memoir, two Argentinian sisters embark on an overland journey to the United States that will change both their lives. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 24, 2013

"A worthwhile, if overly structured, primer that covers all the bases for new recruits and the soon-to-be employed."
Solid, succinct advice for aspiring professionals, delivered in the form of a "personal operating system." Read full book review >
HENCH 2012 EDITION by Adam Beechen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"Gets beneath the mask and tights to humanize the henching life."
For once, the henchman gets to tell his origin story in this beautifully rendered graphic novel. Read full book review >

THE BRIGHTNESS OF SHADOWS by Nikki Nye
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 28, 2013

"A solid epic fantasy that, while occasionally entertaining, still needs a little more spark."
Nye's debut novel is an epic fantasy in flux—or Flux, rather—as a dark magic called the Wane Flux threatens a kingdom, a dynasty and the happiness and well-being of a family of farmers that is, unsurprisingly, more than they appear. Read full book review >
KANA'S QUEST by Anthony Ray Olheiser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2014

"While it needs more depth, the world laid out in this book promises an entertaining series to come."
White Witch Kana brings himself to earth to teach a group of young men and women to fight back against the devil. Read full book review >
If You Were Me and Lived in...India by Carole P. Roman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"A colorful, engaging text that will help young readers find a greater appreciation of another culture. "
Young readers learn about the culture, geography and life of their peers in India. Read full book review >
GLOBAL ECONOMICS by Victor R. Levine
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"A brief but refreshingly broad-minded take on global economics that is invigorated by the tension between capitalism and government."
Levine, a medical doctor and Ph.D. who studies global trends in medicine and economics, explains how the destiny of capitalism means embracing what some mistakenly see as its mortal enemy: government regulation. Read full book review >
THE ORCHARD OF HOPE by Amy Neftzger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2014

"A sometimes-predictable fantasy but one that's vibrant enough to satisfy eager young readers."
In this sequel, Neftzger (The Orphanage of Miracles, 2013, etc.) delivers a middle-grade fantasy adventure tale full of genre hallmarks but with a few surreal twists of its own. Read full book review >

"An unfocused memoir that romanticizes the business world of the '60s, at the expense of personal insight."
Antil's (The Pompey Hollow Book Club, 2011, etc.) debut memoir tells of his charting a path as a young man in advertising and marketing in 1960s America. Read full book review >
The One and Only Face of Islam by Ghazi
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 23, 2013

"An ambitious book that reaches too far.  "
A slim, energetic apologia for Islam. Read full book review >