★★★★★ I, Dragonfly: A Memoir of Recovery and Flight by author Kerrie Baldwin receives five glowing stars from Independent Book Review’s staff writer Helen Barnes. This inspirational eating-disorder recovery memoir is captivating and readable.
★★★★★ Daisy, Bold and Beautiful is an absolute treat. Written by eleven-year-old phenom author Ellie Collins, this middle-grade novel discusses important topics and entertains with a cast of unique young characters.
★★★Flaming blue swords. Sleeping inside trees. A dense and vibrant world. The Assembly of Thirteen: The First Two Companions is a wonderfully entertaining, dangerously fun new fantasy novel from debut author Omayra Velez.
★★★★The Fortune Follies by Catori Sarmiento is a fiery new alternative history novel that was published by Double Dragon Ebooks. Independent Book Review gives it four stars in this glowing book review!
In the brilliant voice of twelve-year-old Elvis Babbitt, Rabbit Cake successfully balances grievance and comedy. This intriguing, just-weird-enough tale receives 5 stars and IBR’s Book of the Month honors.