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.

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THE POOR AND THE HAUNTED

By Dustin McKissen
Rating:
3.8 / 5

In the wake of a series of haunting events, Jimmy Lansford struggles to reconcile his violent childhood with his idyllic adult life in Dustin McKissen's...

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A NARRATIVE IN FLUX

By Cori H. Spenzich
Rating:
4.7 / 5

Adam entertains a disheveled stranger named Glenn in his home. In return, Glenn entertains Adam with a series of fantastic tales.

THREE DAYS IN ASHFORD

By Ty Tracey
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Ty Tracey's THREE DAYS IN ASHFORD is a thriller with supernatural elements, wrapped inside a mystery.

MAYHEM

By Michael Molisani
Rating:
2.5 / 5

MAYHEM is a paranormal urban fantasy that follows the exploits of Margaret, aka Lady Mayhem, the lead “battlewitch” in an army fighting over the remains...

PERFECT PROPHET

By Diane Johnson
Rating:
3.9 / 5

PERFECT PROPHET follows the religious journey of an atheist guitar player in a death-metal band after he miraculously survives a highly public assassination attempt.

THE GORDON PLACE

By Isaac Thorne
Rating:
3.5 / 5

Dead Things and Daddy Issues Come To Life In THE GORDON PLACE.

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MARY MONSTER

By Matt Ingwalson
Rating:
4.5 / 5

MARY MONSTER is a horror title, anchored to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, perhaps the first horror novelist and author of Frankenstein.

HOBBS’S HORRIFIC ARTS AND GIFTS

By Wendy Drinkwater
Rating:
2.0 / 5

Wendy Drinkwater takes a playful look into the world of creepy collectibles and horror films in HOBBS'S HORRIFIC ARTS AND GIFTS.

DISTURBED

By Joseph J. Swope
Rating:
3.5 / 5

A young man fights real and imagined ghosts in this suspense-filled story set against the history of Pennsylvania coal country.

SKIN FOOD

By Type A
Rating:
3.0 / 5

A group of young adults must outrun a Korean zombie apocalypse and make it to safety together.

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THE SCHOHARIE

By Diane M. Johnson
Rating:
4.1 / 5

A rural upstate New York town is at the mercy of supernatural forces in THE SCHOHARIE.

Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters meets Harry Potter in the horror fantasy series starter, THE NIGHT PEOPLE

By Lane Alexander
Rating:
3.0 / 5

Lane Alexander’s THE NIGHT PEOPLE has an intriguing premise: all people are born with latent special abilities, but only some of them have mutated enough...

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