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 TIMEMATICIAN

By Steven Bereznai
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

In THE TIMEMATICIAN, the second installment in Steven Bereznai’s GEN M series, readers follow the exploits of the self-proclaimed genius Doctor BetterThan as he repeatedly...

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KNIGHT’S OATH

By Juliette Caruso
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A trained healer but otherwise innocent convent-raised girl is sent to court to discover a suitable husband – but finds herself passionately drawn to the...

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MURDER IN THE BLACK LAND

By Resa Nelson
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A historical thriller set in Ancient Egypt featuring a fictional premise that borrows heavily from historical record.

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ALICE AND JACK HIKE THE GRAND CANYON

By Amy Graves, Pam Schweitzer
Rating:
4.9 / 5.0

ALICE AND JACK HIKE THE GRAND CANYON is an illustrated children's book that follows a family's venture into the Grand Canyon National Park, for which...

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EPHEMERAL WINGS

By Eva Silverfine
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A Mayfly nymph travels from habitat to habitat along a wild stream in search of a luscious feeding ground that will help her grow wings...

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THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE

By Gregory Vizzi, Chief Quiet Thunder Gilbert
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A collection of personal and historical stories by Lenape Indian elder Chief Quiet Thunder, THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE is an expansive chronicle of the wisdom, traditions,...

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HAPPINESS

By Max G. Ansbacher
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Auhtor Max G. Ansbacher gives logical-minded advice for using practical, positive thinking to improve day to day happiness.

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WICKED SCHEMES: A Chautauqua Murder Mystery

By Deb Pines
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In WICKED SCHEMES, the idyllic lakeside community of Chautauqua is turned upside down when what appears to be a murder mystery game turns out to...

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FLIP YOUR WIG

By Roy Chaney
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Two police inspectors investigate a string of Beatles-related murders in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury community of artists, hippies, and musicians.

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EARNING IT

By E.F. Dodd
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Betrayal has left Rae Murphy cold to the idea of romance, but when her ex, Donovan MacLeod, turns out to be best man at her...

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ROWING HOME: Lessons From The River Of Life

By Roman Castilleja
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

After a near death experience in a capsized canoe author Roman Castilleja reassesses his life and embarks on a journey of reinvention, finding new freedom...

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WHO THE MONSTERS ARE

By Nadine Little
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

An elite monster-hunting squad hooks up with an informant who can help their quest–or push them deeper than ever into danger.

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