Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

* IndieReader receives compensation for most of the books it reviews, along with copies of those books.

IBN AL BITAR’S VOYAGES

By Aly Brisha
Rating:
3.4 / 5

Aly Brisha has merged two worlds to tell a story of love and hope in IBN AL BITAR’S VOYAGES.

FROM A MESS TO AMAZING: 7 Steps to Create the Life You Deserve

By Trina L. Martin
Rating:
3.0 / 5

FROM A MESS TO AMAZING is a journey through the steps anyone can take toward becoming their best selves in the face of difficulty.

FENCE SICKNESS

By Susan Scutti
Rating:
3.5 / 5

FENCE SICKNESS is a literary fiction deep dive into Japanese and German internment camps during WWII, while also a gripping tale of the present and...

IR Approved

I HAVE BEEN MOVED

By Yacov Mitchenko
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Yacov Mitchenko, one of Canada’s brightest poetry creatives, showcases his unique voice in the wide-ranging collection I HAVE BEEN MOVED.

IR Approved

GRACE: STORIES AND A NOVELLA

By Dan Burns
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Triumphs born of human frailties stand in testament to the rewards of soul work in GRACE: STORIES AND A NOVELLA.

A FORBIDDEN LOVE

By Steven Anthony
Rating:
2.5 / 5

A FORBIDDEN LOVE tells the story of a dangerous romance between a gypsy princess and an Irish farmer, which leads to dark consequences for them...

IR Approved

WITCHES PROTECTION PROGRAM

By Michael Okon
Rating:
4.0 / 5

Officer Wes Rockville finds himself appointed to a secret police task force in charge of investigating witches and protecting them from harm in WITCHES PROTECTION...

IR Approved

CORPORATE UNDERTAKER: Business Lessons from the Dead and Dying

By Domenic Aversa
Rating:
4.2 / 5

Trained as a lawyer but taking his own path into business via an emerging post-Communist Russian adventure, a personal breakdown and more reading than most...

IR Approved

SIMON’S MANSION

By William Poe
Rating:
4.6 / 5

SIMON’S MANSION is the third book in William Poe's LGBT literary fiction series.

TOMBOLA

By Paul Purnell
Rating:
3.0 / 5

TOMBOLA includes forty-three stories packed tightly into 300 pages, ranging from crime fiction to vignettes, to comedy, slice-of-life and dramatic pieces.

PRETTY BIRD OF PREY

By S.L. Phillips
Rating:
3.2 / 5

PRETTY BIRD OF PREY is a murder mystery set in the idyllic landscape of a nice, peaceful small town. However, after high school misfit Avery...

UNMARRIED AND DEBT-FREE: Ten Things Every Unmarried Man and Woman Should Know about Money

By Livia Kelly
Rating:
3.4 / 5

UNMARRIED AND DEBT-FREE offers 10 ideas for how men and women can stay financially secure as they progress through various stages of life, such as...

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