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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ORPHEUS RISING

By Lance Lee
Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

A stifled boy, his grieving father, and a dancing elephant brave many trials on a quest to the underworld to save the boy’s mother, rediscovering...

IR Approved

THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE: Revised, Newly Illustrated Edition

By Author: Hugh Lofting, Adapted by: Melissa Dalton Martinez, Illustrator: Tom Tolman
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE is an illustrated adaptation of the 1920 novel about a doctor whose ability to talk with animals leads him on...

IR Approved

SEA AND SWORD: A Stranger World Adventure

By Jim Genzano
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In SEA AND SWORD, a boy enters a magical world and faces frightening monsters as he helps pirates reach a sea-buried treasure.

IR Approved

ARTY AND THE FOREST OF THE FORSAKEN

By Nicholas Jauregui
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A young boy and his ragtag group of friends set out on a quest to save their kingdom and their loved ones from a dark...

IR Approved

THE SOLUNA’S WAY

By Anna Hodges Oginsky
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A young girl is whisked away to another world where she’s tasked with restoring the peace before it’s ravaged by destructive weather and political strife.

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