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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STRONG BOY, WEAK MAN

By Earl Robert Key
Rating:
2.5 / 5

Featuring a family from Batesville, Mississippi, the novel STRONG BOY, WEAK MAN by Earl Robert Key explores how young Michael DeAngelo Nicolas endeavors to grow...

HEROINES OF AVALON

By Ayn Cates Sullivan
Rating:
4.7 / 5

HEROINES OF AVALON is an inspiring new take on Celtic spirituality aimed specifically at women.

DIFFERENT

By Datta Groover
Rating:
3.8 / 5

Datta Groover’s DIFFERENT is a profound exploration into the meaning of family and the value in overcoming challenges, which sit in deep-lying family issues to...

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SEEKING FATHER KHALIQ

By William Peace
Rating:
5.0 / 5

Set during the Arab Spring and encompassing aspects of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, SEEKING FATHER KHALIQ is an allegorical novel about an Egyptian philosophy professor’s...

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SPIRIT OF THE AMAROQ

By James Charles
Rating:
4.6 / 5

SPIRIT OF THE AMAROQ is an emotional journey of self-discovery that finds the good among the bad in devastating circumstances.

THE MATRIARCH MATRIX

By Maxime Trencavel
Rating:
3.1 / 5

THE MATRIARCH MATRIX is a globe-trotting thriller with hints of sci fi and spirituality.

IR Approved

CONFESSIONS OF A CLOAK ARTIST

By Jeff R. McGowan
Rating:
4.0 / 5

A middle-aged man reflects back on a life full of adventure and travel.

CAT BORN TO THE PURPLE, a poetic tale with a flair for description and a welcoming, hopeful heart

By C.L. Francisco
Rating:
5.0 / 5

A young cat must help her human partner, the woman saved from stoning by Yeshua ben Yosef, find healing and purpose in life.

THE GIRL WHO COULD READ HEARTS

By Sherry Maysonave
Rating:
3.5 / 5

Kate Kindrick reads at the third grade level, has artistic potential and an active, playful imagination. She also has one power that sets her apart...

IR Approved

A mountain climber struggles to find a reason to live after he loses his legs in: BECAUSE

By Jack A Langedijk
Rating:
4.0 / 5

A mountain climber and his family deal with the repercussions of a tragic accident that cost him his legs.

Nikki Magee

By Peter Wendt
Rating:
2.0 / 5

An orphaned girl overcomes abuse through the help of a mob boss and finds success in a rock band. This book covers several years in...

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Homelessness examined in: Shaken Awake

By Allen Madding
Rating:
5.0 / 5

The news of a man frozen to death on the front steps of a Georgia church sends a wake-up call to Reverend Samuel Matthews, his...

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