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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SEARCHING FOR JIMMY PAGE

By Christy Alexander Hallberg
Rating:
4.9 / 5.0

Music and madness merge as a young girl searches for her identity in the wake of a family tragedy in Christy Alexander Hallberg's SEARCHING FOR...

THE MUSIC STALKER

By Bruce J. Berger
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Kayla Covo, whose mother Adel struggles with schizophrenia, is a musical prodigy and a superstar in the world of classical music by her early teens....

ALL GOOD QUESTS

By Joe Graber
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Journalist Brogan Quint has written about missing people over the years so investigating the disappearance of billionaire, John Breckon, is nothing new. But finding Breckon...

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STRONGHOLD

By Kesha Bakunin
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

STRONGHOLD portrays a grim medieval-level world struggling with imperial decay and societal upheaval, all in the shadow of a vast edifice whose keepers and functions...

CLass

By Vid Lazer Hardt
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

CLass focuses on the inhabitants of Acton, Vermont in 2009 and their increasingly sordid and intertwined lives.

AMERICAN DREAMING: The Odyssey of “Yew”

By William Wall
Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

AMERICAN DREAMING: The Odyssey of “Yew” is a political satire which takes on every facet of American society.

CLEAN SWEEP: A Novel

By E. B. Lee
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

A wealthy retiree devotes herself to helping several homeless people in New York City while dealing with her own issues, especially the lingering wound of...

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NUTSHELL

By John Albedo
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Differently-abled Ivy Pettibone and reluctant doctor-in-the-making Chase Callaway form an unlikely yet profound friendship in NUTSHELL by John Albedo.

SOL.

By Livingston
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

In SOL by Livingston, a group of Ephedra Amigo Consolidated (EAC) employees slowly become aware of an insidious plot when an infestation of homeless people...

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HEAVENLY

By Thomas Duffy
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

HEAVENLY is an empathetic look at struggling people, their darkest thoughts, and the possibilities of divine intervention.

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A SINGLE TEAR

By Nemo James
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

Two men go fishing a few metres apart, silently, for years, until a subtle moment causes the silence to end and their passions to meld....

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WHERE ARE WE TOMORROW?

By Tavi Taylor Black
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

WHERE ARE WE TOMORROW? follows Alex Evans, an electrician working for a world famous pop star, who with the help of her long-lost childhood friends...

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