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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THE MISSING SPIRIT

By P.J. Maia
Rating:
3.5 / 5

THE MISSING SPIRIT launches an engaging immortals’ coming-of-age tale.

RATHEN: Into the Bramblewood Forest

By Grant Elliot Smith + Steven H. Stohler
Rating:
3.0 / 5

RATHEN: Into the Bramblewood Forest is a fantasy adventure with interesting character concepts and a storyline filled with magic, revenge, and redemption.

IR Approved

THE 19TH BLADESMAN

By S.J. Hartland
Rating:
5.0 / 5

A young bladesman, bound to the gods and doomed to an early death, must face his destiny in a world torn apart by war and...

IR Approved

THE WOLF, THE WIZARD, AND THE WOAD

By Florence Love Karsner
Rating:
4.0 / 5

THE WOLF, THE WIZARD, AND THE WOAD is historical fantasy that details the training of a young woman as a healer and leader.

SHAMAN

By Matt Mansfield
Rating:
3.5 / 5

A group of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are given a new treatment that leaves them with strange gifts - and also leaves them vulnerable...

IR Approved

ABOVE THE STAR: THE 8TH ISLAND TRILOGY

By Alexis Marie Chute (Author and Illustrator)
Rating:
4.2 / 5

A dying teenager may find her cure in a strange other world inhabited by fire-beings, yellow-eyed goblins, and evil sand creatures in ABOVE THE STAR:...

KING OF THE BLIND

By Caiseal Mor
Rating:
4.0 / 5

KING OF THE BLIND is the charming story of Ireland’s greatest harper.

IR Approved

JAMHURI, NJAMBI, AND FIGHTING ZOMBIES

By Ted Neill
Rating:
4.2 / 5

Contemporary fables with a sci-fi twist in JAMHURI, NJAMBI, AND FIGHTING ZOMBIES.

A WORLD ON THE ISLAND’S EDGE

By Matthew Rudd Reynolds
Rating:
3.5 / 5

Children discover a magical creature in A WORLD ON THE ISLAND’S EDGE.

THE WARRIOR’S BANE

By David L. McDaniel
Rating:
3.9 / 5

THE WARRIOR'S BANE is a story of a swordsman who is compelled to fulfill an ambiguous prophecy even while rescuing the girl of his aspirations.

KILLERS, TRAITORS & RUNAWAYS – Outcasts of the Worlds, Book II

By Lucas Aubrey Paynter
Rating:
2.5 / 5

The fantasy novel KILLERS, TRAITORS & RUNAWAYS explores ambitious themes of love, friendship, betrayal, interplanetary/inter-lifeform relations, violence and peace.

IR Approved

THE SHAMAN’S APPRENTICE

By B. Muze
Rating:
4.5 / 5

THE SHAMAN’S APPRENTICE is a fantastical and immersive epic following a young girl’s difficult journey into womanhood.

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