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

THE IMPORTANCE OF NOW

By Paul Schumacher
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

THE IMPORTANCE OF NOW is a story, narrated by its three principal characters, about overcoming one's poor choices and learning to live in the moment...

THE BUDS ARE CALLING

By B. Coyne Davies
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Based on the author’s own experience, a disparate group of investors, lawyers, scientists, and enthusiasts come together to launch a high-tech marijuana business in the...

IRON BUTTERFLY

By Andrew Eustace Anselmi
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

A young man, curious about his family's background, pays a visit to his mother's birthplace in Italy, setting off a train of memories and revelations...

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DUST AND MUD

By Sarah Mattern
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

In Sarah Mattern's DUST AND MUD, Ellie and Kyle Dray have been inseparable from childhood into their college years, until Kyle's impassioned activism over a...

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DEAR DURWOOD

By Jeff Bond
Rating:
4.3 / 5.0

A modern, semi-Western thriller in which the resourceful Durwood Jones pits himself against cruel, corporate behemoths as the fate of a small Texas town hangs...

ANARCHY OF THE MICE

By Jeff Bond
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

The dystopian novel ANARCHY OF THE MICE by Jeff Bond is an exploration of what might happen should activist hackers succeed in bringing down all...

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DEADBREAK

By Jorge Sanchez
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

In the aftermath of DEADBREAK, the outbreak of a fungus that brings the dead back to life as flesh-eating zombies, Jeremiah Reid must travel across...

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