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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NO FENCES IN ALASKA

By Glen Sobey
Rating:
3 / 5

A troubled teenage girl finds her life spiraling out of control--until she flees to Alaska to spend time with her grandfather, and begins to find...

YEAR OF THE AMPHIBIAN

By Christopher Pickert
Rating:
5 / 5

YEAR OF THE AMPHIBIAN is a timeless, beautifully written coming-of-age story about transformation and self-acceptance.

THE WOLF AND THE RAIN

By Tanya Lee
Rating:
5 / 5

A teenager fights to survive in a lawless society built on disease and crime while trying to find the truth about the mysterious disappearance of...

SPEAK NO EVIL

By Liana Gardner
Rating:
4.5 / 5

A young woman must find her voice again to testify in her own defense after stabbing a popular football star.

TWO LIKE ME AND YOU

By Chad Alan Gibbs
Rating:
4 / 5

A boy seeking fame, a girl running from her mysterious past, and an old man searching for lost love embark on a bizarre quest across...

THE BULLYBUSTER

By Clay Cormany
Rating:
4 / 5

A teen reporter investigates a series of attacks and finds love in YA romance THE BULLYBUSTER.

BOBBY ETHER AND THE JADE ACADEMY

By R. Scott Boyer
Rating:
5 / 5

Thrills and adventure lead Bobby Ether past tragedy as he searches to unlock special powers that can save his friends and connect him to family...

THE GREEN SOLDIER

By J. Edward Gore
Rating:
4.8 / 5

THE GREEN SOLDIER is a Civil War story about a young Union soldier from Kentucky—a fine piece of historical fiction suitable for young adult and...

THE PRINCESS OF BAKER STREET

By Mia Kerick
Rating:
4 / 5

A transgender teen and her childhood friend find acceptance amidst adversity in THE PRINCESS OF BAKER STREET

THE EDGE RULES

By Melanie Hooyenga
Rating:
4.5 / 5

THE EDGE RULES, is the third book in The Rules Series, is an engaging romance about second chances and reinvention.

ABOVE THE STAR: THE 8TH ISLAND TRILOGY

By Alexis Marie Chute (Author and Illustrator)
Rating:
4.2 / 5

A dying teenager may find her cure in a strange other world inhabited by fire-beings, yellow-eyed goblins, and evil sand creatures in ABOVE THE STAR:...

RISE OF HOWLERS

By Bob Bannon
Rating:
4.4 / 5

RISE OF HOWLERS is a fast-paced YA horror adventure.

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