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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IR Approved

BEOWULF: A Verse Translation from the Anglo-Saxon

By Andrew B. F. Carnabuci
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

BEOWULF tells the legendary story a hero who defeats a monster (and its mother), becomes king, and takes a stand against a dragon. Compared with...

IR Approved

CHARM AND STRANGE POEMS

By Linda Casebeer
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

An intelligent, well-crafted collection of lyrics to fuel readers’ imaginations and lift their spirits.

THE POWER OF THE TELLING: Collected Poems

By David Hathwell
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

David Hathwell’s poetry collection THE POWER OF THE TELLING, contains a variety of poems that meditate on big and small things- family histories, relationships, chance...

IR Approved

THAYER’S RETURN

By HJ Koch
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

The ghost of Sylvanus Thayer visits a current West Point Military Academy cadet to hear about the school's history and its link to American war...

LOVE CAME SOFTLY

By Luce D'Amore
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

A series of poems detailing the profound influence of Love, anthropomorphized and considered as a spiritual higher power, on the author's life and emotions.

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