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

ENGAGE AT DAWN: Seize and Destroy

By Edward Hochsmann
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Fusing elements of science fiction and military thriller, ENGAGE AT DAWN: Seize and Destroy is romp through a shady criminal underworld deal gone wrong, ably...

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THROUGH A FOREST OF STARS

By David C. Jeffrey
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

The reissue of an originally published a stand-alone dystopic sci-fi adventure, the newest incarnation of THROUGH A FOREST OF STAR is now in a shorter...

KILLING TIME: Physics, Lust and Greed Series Book 3

By Mike Murphey
Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

The third installment of Mike Murphey’s "Physics, Lust and Greed" series, KILLING TIME, takes the concept of skipping through time and attempts to explore its...

IR Approved

THE LUCK OF MADONNA 13 (2020 Edition)

By E. T. Ellison
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

Centuries in the future, 16 year old Glendyl Fenderwell is chosen as St. Coriander’s 250th Quester. Tasked with venturing into the world outside of her...

THE CITY

By Halim Abbas
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

When abstract thoughts pierce a mind in a utopian future and slowly reveal the gaps and the strings being tugged behind the scenes, a citizen...

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BEYOND THE PALE BLUE SUN: Book Two in the Saga of the Cerulean Universe

By Kip Koelsch
Rating:
4.3 / 5.0

Second in an epic sci-fi series, BEYOND THE PALE BLUE SUN picks up eleven years after the destruction of the research ship S’trava with waterworld...

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RANGERKNIGHTS

By W. G. Hladky
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

In RANGERKNIGHTS (The Book of Ruin 3), the heroic and resourceful RangerKnights are tasked with keeping the world from slipping further into chaos. However, Prince...

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THE BEGINNING AND END OF ALL THINGS

By Alex Ganon, Turi T. Armstrong, K.E. Barron, Adan Geesi, Edmond B. Belisle, Matthew Stuart Evans, Nick Nikolov, George Sandifer-Smith, J.P. Withers
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

A collection of science fiction tales that pit scientists, soldiers, and spacefarers against malevolent machines, the vastness of the universe, and the intricacies of the...

ANATHEMA

By Rich Yoder
Rating:
2.0 / 5.0

A Satan-worshipping wizard pits his cruelty against the virtue of the honorable knight Sir Jonathan Egan, and the wizard's son must choose his side and...

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NEUROTOPIA: Geppetto’s Chains

By Tony Mohorovich
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

NEUROTOPIA: Geppetto’s Chains by Tony Mohorovich is a futuristic, science fiction adventure exploring the effects of government control on personal liberty and freedom.

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HUMANS, GODS, AND HYBRIDS

By Mark L. Marinaccio
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Humans and human-alien hybrids called Travelers, the offspring of humans and their alien abductees, clash over immigration policies, what constitutes as terrorism, and what makes...

ENTANGLEMENT

By Gibson Monk
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Zander has heard about a new augmented reality MMORPG, Mirror, which does Pokémon GO one better. Players survive a fantastic world, seen through their phones....

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