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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ELIOR, PRINCE OF FAE

By Joshuan Rivera Jiménez
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Elior is a prince of the Faerie realm. Or he used to be before waking up in modern-day New York with no memory of getting...

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ENGAGE AT DAWN: Seize and Destroy

By Edward Hochsmann
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Fusing elements of science fiction and military thriller, ENGAGE AT DAWN: Seize and Destroy is romp through a shady criminal underworld deal gone wrong, ably...

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THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE

By Daniel G. Miller
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

In DaVinci Code-type action-thriller THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE, a Princeton professor takes on a nefarious secret society that’s stolen a tool of incredible power. When...

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THE DARK ARK

By John Leifer
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

The US government’s elite officials race to stop foreign powers from sabotaging a secret research laboratory to avert a global and domestic crisis.

DELOS: The White Tree

By Blake Miller
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Kaden and Cynthia have always claimed to be twins, a seemingly ridiculous assertion given their different backgrounds and strikingly different appearances. But when they are...

TALES OF WONDER: Gracie and the Wacky Bunch

By Richard Wyly
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

A strange and diverse cast of characters, led by the titular Gracie, a teenager with extraordinary power and knowledge, and guided by the mysterious “cosmic...

IN SIX DAYS

By M. Quilman
Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

When a truck dealership is destroyed by unknown assailants, law enforcement scrambles to apprehend the culprits. Further attacks point to eco-terrorism, and IN SIX DAYS...

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THE MASS OF MEN

By Rachel K. Wentz
Rating:
4.3 / 5.0

Rachel K. Wentz’s THE MASS OF MEN is a novel set in the campus of a fire training academy that traces the dynamics and the...

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FINDING GEORGE WASHINGTON: A Time Travel Tale

By Bill Zarchy
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

When a confused George Washington arrives in modern-day California, two hesitant heroes try to unravel how he got here and how to send him back...

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DEAR DURWOOD

By Jeff Bond
Rating:
4.3 / 5.0

A modern, semi-Western thriller in which the resourceful Durwood Jones pits himself against cruel, corporate behemoths as the fate of a small Texas town hangs...

ANARCHY OF THE MICE

By Jeff Bond
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

The dystopian novel ANARCHY OF THE MICE by Jeff Bond is an exploration of what might happen should activist hackers succeed in bringing down all...

MONGOL MOON

By Mark Sibley
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

MONGOL MOON tells the story of those affected by the beginning of World War III.

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