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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WEATHERNOSE

By Maram Taibah
Rating:
3.3 / 5.0

In a parable-esque tale, WEATHERNOSE follows the face-off between a cranky weatherman and a solemn child genius who both struggle to find their place in...

IR Approved

MY TRAVELS WITH A DEAD MAN

By Steve Searls
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

In MY TRAVELS WITH A DEAD MAN Steve Searls explores the possibilities of time travel and parallel worlds while questioning the premise of free-will that...

IR Approved

MY TRAVELS WITH A DEAD MAN

By Steve Searls
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A mix of mystery and fantasy with compelling characters, MY TRAVELS WITH A DEAD MAN is a high concept thriller with a Far East sensibility.

IR Approved

THE PRINCESS OF AENYA

By Nick Alimonos
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

THE PRINCESS OF AENYA is a character driven high fantasy tale of betrayal, revenge, and redemption, set in an expansive world of magic, history, and...

IR Approved

A PERSONAL BOUNTY

By Markus Matthews
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In A PERSONAL BOUNTY, the third in the contemporary fantasy Bounty series, a team of enhanced bounty hunters face off against a pitiable, but ruthless enemy.

CONFUNDO ET TRANSFIGURO OF DREAMS, HUNGER, AND THE HUNT…AND VAMPIRES

By Myn Aunsoo
Rating:
3.4 / 5.0

In CONFUNDO ET TRANSFIGURO OF DREAMS, HUNGER, AND THE HUNT..AND VAMPIRES, religion takes center stage as Amma the Many Breasted Goddess and Moroli race of...

IR Approved

THE SWIFT UPLIFTING RUSH AND DRAWING HANDS

By J. C. Weston
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In THE SWEET UPLIFTING RUSH and DRAWING HANDS, a non-binary superhero confronts a powerful villain and their own past, resulting in an inclusive superhero story...

IR Approved

KINGDOM OF THE SILVER CAT

By Thomas M. Carroll
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A school bus is accidentally diverted to a strange new world, and the children on board discover that each has been granted a certain magical...

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A BOUNTY OF EVIL

By Markus Matthews
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A BOUNTY OF EVIL, the second contemporary fantasy in the Bounty series, brings back Zack Stevens and his team of enhanced individuals to confront a...

IR Approved

THE SAGA OF OL’ RAUSCH: The Rauschmonstrum Collection

By Nick LaTorre
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Three interlinked, humorous fantasy stories explore how a monster made of smoke has altered the fabric of the world, primarily through his relationship with Jesus...

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EVE OF SNOWS

By L. James Rice
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A young priestess entrenched in conspiracy, manipulation, and murder must make a decision that will change the course of history for her and the world...

POWER OF THREE

By Cathy Parker
Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

POWER OF THREE by Cathy Parker is about how Shannon Kendricks attempts to survive an invasion of other intelligences within her head--and save the rest...

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