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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THE THIEF’S TALE

By Joel Manners
Rating:
5 / 5

Cat burglar Wyn just pulled off a score of a lifetime. However, when the vicious crime boss Quinn comes knocking, it turns out her greatest...

THE CHRONICLES OF ALTARAN

By Mark Swirsky
Rating:
4.2 / 5

THE CHRONICLES OF ALTARAN (Book 1: Shadow Lord Rising) sets the foundation for an epic tale of good versus evil.

IMMORTALS’ REQUIEM

By Vincent Bobbe
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Cosmic entities battle across space and time for control of the universe in the dark fantasy IMMORTALS’ REQUIEM

KINGDOM OF GOD

By Levi Stern
Rating:
1.5 / 5

A man is selected by Iehova himself to be ruler of a newly reorganized world, in order to guide humans to become their higher selves.

BAD LUCK CHARLIE

By Scott Baron
Rating:
5 / 5

BAD LUCK CHARLIE: The Dragon Mage Book 1 is a sci-fi tale of Charlie, a brilliant engineer and reluctant astronaut who gets flung into a...

THE MISSING SPIRIT

By P.J. Maia
Rating:
3.5 / 5

THE MISSING SPIRIT launches an engaging immortals’ coming-of-age tale.

RATHEN: Into the Bramblewood Forest

By Grant Elliot Smith + Steven H. Stohler
Rating:
3 / 5

RATHEN: Into the Bramblewood Forest is a fantasy adventure with interesting character concepts and a storyline filled with magic, revenge, and redemption.

THE 19TH BLADESMAN

By S.J. Hartland
Rating:
5 / 5

A young bladesman, bound to the gods and doomed to an early death, must face his destiny in a world torn apart by war and...

THE WOLF, THE WIZARD, AND THE WOAD

By Florence Love Karsner
Rating:
4 / 5

THE WOLF, THE WIZARD, AND THE WOAD is historical fantasy that details the training of a young woman as a healer and leader.

SHAMAN

By Matt Mansfield
Rating:
3.5 / 5

A group of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are given a new treatment that leaves them with strange gifts - and also leaves them vulnerable...

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:...

KING OF THE BLIND

By Caiseal Mor
Rating:
4 / 5

KING OF THE BLIND is the charming story of Ireland’s greatest harper.

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