Indie book reviews

IndieReader’s reviewers are tough, but fair

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.

* IndieReader receives compensation for most of the books it reviews, along with copies of those books.

IR Approved

GRIMDARK: Tales of Exile

By Kyle Fox
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In Kyle Fox’s gritty fantasy novella GRIMDARK: TALES OF EXILE, a valiant fallen knight traverses a burning landscape destroyed by an apocalyptic war with gruesome...

TALES FROM ARA I: Into the Unknown

By Gleem
Rating:
3.1 / 5.0

Harlette, a romance novelist, is swept through a mirror to the world of Ara and finds herself in the kingdom of Nimrod, held by the...

SUNSKAALD

By Scott Pike
Rating:
2.8 / 5.0

SUNSKAALD is a world where magic is dying, and dragons thought extinct and where a slumbering evil is bent on eradicating the rest. But a...

IR Approved

THREAT (The City of the Magicians Book 1)

By Peter Gribble
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Peter Gribble’s THREAT (The City of the Magicians Book 1) explores a fantasy world containing cloak and dagger intrigue, diverse and interesting characters, telepaths, cultists,...

THE IMMORTAL SERPENT

By K.E. Barron
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

K.E Barron’s THE IMMORTAL SERPENT is a high fantasy novel about Jeth, an orphan driven out from his homeland, who becomes embroiled in ancient forces...

IR Approved

SUPER PROBLEMS

By Jason R. Lady
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

In Jason R. Lady's SUPER PROBLEMS, Scott and friends become The Alpaca Defense Squad to protect their school's demanding pet from the evil Stinky Sock.

FROM SHADOWS

By R.E. Journeys
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

FROM SHADOWS sets up a fantastical YA adventure series about a ragtag team who jumps into storybooks in order to restore their world’s magic.

IR Approved

DAWNCALLER

By David Rice
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

David Rice’s fantasy epic DAWNCALLER, the final installment in the Half-Elven trilogy, unites humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves against a common enemy.

SHADES OF BLACK I: In Darkness Cast

By Jonathan Shuerger
Rating:
3.2 / 5.0

SHADES OF BLACK I: IN DARKNESS CAST is the first book in a series and details the training and battles of Gideon, who yearns to...

ORTHICON

By David Perlmutter
Rating:
1.4 / 5.0

In a parallel present-day universe, cartoon characters are real and without civil rights. When the right-wing Republican-controlled US government banishes them to another planet to...

IR Approved

THE TURNING POINT

By Julia Ash
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

Ruby Spencer, “The Tether” between the worlds of human, animal, and vampire, finds herself in a struggle to create balance as a rebellion erupts.

IR Approved

THE LAST LUMENIAN

By S. G. Blaise
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

THE LAST LUMENIAN is an elaborate science fiction fantasy centering on a princess in a faraway universe who doesn’t know her hidden strengths and feels...

Get A PROFESSIONAL REVIEW FOR YOUR BOOK!