Book Reviews


★★★★½

"Tragedy and loss are inescapable, especially for women at the bottom of the social pecking order, which is movingly portrayed in Native Girl Rites by Indigo Cox.

     Compromises are made, trust is broken, and an even greater loss strikes before the drama concludes. It’s a heartbreaking and thought-provoking read." Self-Publishing Review


★★★★

“ . . . I was profoundly moved by so many scenes and thought that it was brave how Cox didn’t shy away at all from showing the dangers of extremism and the harm it can do to women and their health. There is quite the cast of characters that come through this storyline and we see different ‘sides’ of the story.  I definitely experienced the full range of emotions with this one, but the ending leaves us feeling inspired and having hope – I thought I t was clever for the author to give a few different endings… I think I like #1 Recommend for mature fans of real-life issues, complex dramas (lots of adult content and subjects)."  Indie Reviewer


★★★★½

“This book “Native Girl Rites” was incredible – so intense and covers so many important, complex (and controversial) topics ins a highly readable and emotionally engaging way.  All sorts of interesting characters and a terrific mix of personal conflict and drama, tragedy, spiritual elements, high stakes drama, profound and introspective situations, life and death danger… you name it! I was totally hooked from the beginning where Cox wastes no time in getting right to story----which is great because I hate when books have long ‘setups’!...”  Indie Reviewer   

★★★½

“ I honestly had no idea what to expect when reading this as I went into it pretty blind (only read the quick description). I was in no way prepared for how totally addicting this novel would be, and the sheer magnitude of the world, the characters, the multilayered plotlines, the unexpected twists, and the life-and-death action… I was really impressed! The way Indigo Cox writes is captivating from the beginning and you just want to keep reading and reading and not stop. It is both descriptive and has great world building (important for a believable novel such as this where it is easy for the MC to become a caricature if you aren’t careful…) but also is fast moving so that you aren’t bored. I was reading as fast as I could, and even though I thought it was really good and the ending was awesome, I was disappointed when it was over. I wanted more!! It is bittersweet in a way – a mix of happy and sad. We get a real inside look into the struggle with unwanted pregnancy and the ramifications. Especially when caused by an assault (as was here). This is such a sad reality for many women and it was such an emotional roller coaster throughout. Execution-wise the book could use work, as it needs better proofing and the pacing is quite erratic. The meat of the story is amazing but there is a lot of excess wordiness that weighs it down with overwriting. But a detailed, raw and gritty experience that is one that is very relevant to the cultural divide. Recommend for mature readers. “  Indie Reviewer