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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EYES LAST SEEN DYING

By Colin Adams
Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

After suffering the traumatic death of her fiancé right before their wedding, Lena’s life falls apart. Dragged from the ruined streets of her crumbling town...

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THE POET AND THE ANGEL

By Jennifer Chapin
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

An eight-year-old girl living in modern-day Granada meets the ghost of 20th-century poet Frederico Garcia Lorca in a marketplace and the two engage in a...

SORCERERS REBORN: Earth

By Richard B.
Rating:
2.5 / 5.0

A man inherits the power of an extraterrestrial sorcerer and seeks to awake the power in his fellow sorcerers so that they may stop a...

IR Approved

THE VOW THAT TWISTED FATE

By Katherine D. Graham
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Queen Arlena reaches back through time to unite her forces with a legendary army to fight against an ancient enemy in the sweeping fantasy epic...

IR Approved

MERMAID OF VENICE

By Jincey Lumpkin
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

In MERMAID OF VENICE, a serial killer mermaid attempts to evade murder charges and her traumatic past, all while running a business empire and falling...

IR Approved

ARAYA

By E. Detorres
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

ARAYA is a story of human resilience, leading readers through a dark and dangerous forest exploring at once the strength and fragility of the human...

IR Approved

MY NAME IS NOT ROSLYN JAMES

By Kerri McLoone
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

In this second installment in Kerri McLoone's THE SEARCH FOR HOPE series, a witch must uncover an ancient book in order to thwart a demon...

IR Approved

KARIK’S FIRST BATTLE

By Evan Oliver
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Evan Oliver’s fantasy novella KARIK’S FIRST BATTLE follows the titular character as he volunteers exile alongside four friends so that his village may have enough...

IR Approved

THE KING OF NIGHTMARE

By A. Rogers
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

When a vagrant is suddenly offered a job and a room at a tiny seaside resort, he cautiously accepts. But he has no way of...

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THE GODMA’S DAUGHTERS

By Isabella Ides
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Long-held secrets of the Mayan Godma Ixmukáhne are brilliantly and humorously revealed in THE GODMA'S DAUGHTERS by Isabella Ides.

IR Approved

STEALING THE HOLY GRAIL

By S.M. Perlow
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

S.M. Perlow’s STEALING THE HOLY GRAIL takes the reader to 6th century Europe. A religious order protects the Holy Grail, but one of its members,...

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NIMUE: Freeing Merlin

By Ayn Cates Sullivan
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In NIMUE: Freeing Merlin, a teenaged girl returns to London with her mother, where she begins to unlock the mysteries of her past life as...

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