Reviews written by Michelle Lynn, Assistant Indie Manager

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December 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Empowering Little Girls

A fantastic way to empower little girls. The story: The book follows a little girl as she's told most of life's biggest lessons. Lessons that many adults never learned. The pages begin with "Dear Girl" and then go on to give them little nuggets such as...

November 28, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
An Endearing Love

A story of love that spans a childhood. The story: Spencer is a lonely boy with Tourette's when he meets Hope. He's learned to categorize people into the ones who make fun of him or shy away from him and the ones who don't. To his...

November 28, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Cute and Interactive

Whoever thought of putting stickers inside of children's books is a genius. The story: The dinosaur has never before celebrated Christmas and is confused by everything that goes along with it. Danny takes it upon himself to explain the various traditions from Christmas trees to...

November 21, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Excellent follow up!

An excellent follow up. The story: We meet Emma again when she is still in the early stages of her relationship with Riley, preparing for the basketball playoffs, and doing her best to avoid her family. Most of the book centers on her reconciling with her...

November 21, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
An entertaining read.

An interesting plot with a lot of potential. The story: Katie has been raised by her mother and when she dies, Katie feels adrift in the world. She doesn't feel like her life can just go on as normal. All but forced to go visit...

October 30, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
A Must Read

A thrilling new addition to a fantastic series. The story: Crown's shield picks up right where Rebel's Blade leaves off. The two princes now know who Sage is. Not only that, but Sam has even known her family for a long time. She's no longer just...

October 26, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Heartwarming

A Heartwarming story of the bonds between brothers and sisters and the beauty of first loves. The story: When Phoebe's mother gets a research grant to work for three months in the Yukon, her choices are limited. Go with her or stay with the father she...

October 17, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Wonderfully done.

A tear-jerking story of bullying and finding strength when it seems there's none to be found. The story: Emma is a tomboy of the highest degree. All she wants to do is stay on the basketball court with the guys she plays with, avoiding her family...

October 11, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Wild One

A wild, heart-pounding fantasy. The Story: Ryiah is no longer a student and she's no longer just a mage either. She's the princess to be in a country that is on the brink of war. Her fiance may be the only good thing in the...

October 09, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
An Intriguing Story

Definitely an intriguing story that will keep you anxious to begin the next one. The Story: Ryiah is no longer a first year. After gaining one of the coveted apprenticeships as a combat mage, she still has four more years of schooling to do. Each of...

October 08, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
So Much Fun!

Fun for kids and the adults reading to them alike. Groovy Joe is a smashing success with kids who want it to be read to them over and over again. My three-year-old niece counts as one of these. Joe has graduated from ice cream and dinosaurs and...

October 08, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Cute and Fun

A cute winter book for the youngest children. Touch and Feel Winter is just as the title would have us expect it to be. Each page depicts a different winter scene or item with a part of the page having a different texture. It's an adorable way...

October 08, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Intensely Real

An intensely real story about two people whose love turned to destruction. The story: Natalie and Dan had a connection from the moment they met. She had a flair for life and an incredible artistic talent. He had a good-boy reputation and dreams of his own....

October 07, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Unexpected

This book is everything you don't expect it to be. Funny. Heart-warming. Educational. All wrapped up on one entertaining package. The story: We all know the infamous Robin, sidekick to Batman. But do we really know him? This book could essentially be titled Robin's lessons on...

October 07, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
A Cute Educational Tool

A cute tool to teach kids about the different roles in life people play. The story: There are a lot of possible careers kids could dream of going into in the future. This book is designed to teach many of them. The pages alternate between a...

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