IndieReader Discovery Awards 2020 Entrants

Added as our experts review them, find the latest from the 2020 IndieReader Discovery Awards, leading up the big winners announcement in May!

ENTANGLEMENT – Quantum and Otherwise

IR VERDICT: A thrilling crime novel, with elements of science, fantasy, romance and the paranormal, ENTANGLEMENT – Quantum and Otherwise will keep readers hooked from the first page. Author John K Danenbarger weaves an intricate…

EXECUTE ORDER

IR VERDICT: EXECUTE ORDER is an action-packed novel about war, the military, and a conspiracy that relates the account of Brent Parker, a reaper pilot who receives an execute order to kill a notorious terrorist,…

JERKWATER

IR VERDICT: JERKWATER by Jamie Zerndt explores racial and discriminatory attitudes by residents of a town in modern-day upstate Wisconsin, including those of a teenage Ojibwa girl whose hatred of white people leads her on…

THE BRAIN PIONEER

IR VERDICT: A charming and informative book perfect for elementary age children, this biography of Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is a great read for people of all ages.

GOLDILOCKS, PRIVATE EYE

IR VERDICT: Written in a folksy and relaxed style, GOLDILOCKS, PRIVATE EYE by Greg Trine is the story of a 10-year-old girl who must find a way to care for herself after her father dies.  This…

LIFE FORCE PRESERVE

IR VERDICT: With a creative plot, well-developed characters, and cliff hangers at each chapter ending, LIFE FORCE PRESERVE is a fascinating thriller that will have science-fiction fans wondering what comes next for this mysterious young…

PENNY HARPER

IR VERDICT: PENNY HARPER is a thinly disguised memoir that dissects the summer when Jack and Penny turned 16, fell in love – and broke up.  The story skips between present and past in an…

THE KNOCK: A collection of childhood memories

IR VERDICT: What do children think and feel when parents depart on military assignments?  Author Carolyn Watkins shares her emotions and short autobiographical story with 8- to 12-year-olds in THE KNOCK, including follow-up questions for…

WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE

IR Verdict: WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE, a novel by Anne Pfeffer, is a charming story about Nicole Adams. A struggling artist and single mother, Nicole re-lives a “could-have, would-have, should-have been” romance of her…

KINGDOM: TIBER CITY BLUES

IR Verdict: Dense, vibrant prose makes the dystopian world of KINGDOM: TIBER CITY BLUES jump right off the page in gritty, high-tech detail. While the novel builds an enthralling civilization of neon screens, brutal crime,…

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