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

MY TRAVELS WITH A DEAD MAN

By Steve Searls
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A mix of mystery and fantasy with compelling characters, MY TRAVELS WITH A DEAD MAN is a high concept thriller with a Far East sensibility.

IR Approved

BLACK FOREST

By J Scott Boyd
Rating:
4.9 / 5.0

Fifteen year-old Jack refuses to stop looking for clues about his father's disappearance two years ago...even if it means tangling with a band of local...

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VIVIE’S SECRET

By Terry Lee Caruthers
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A 12-year-old girl escapes Hungary amidst a revolution in 1956, leaving her entire family behind in the process. She makes it to the United States,...

Snatch 2&20

By Luke Fellows
Rating:
2.3 / 5.0

SNATCH 2&20 is a satirical insider’s look at Wall Street, following one hedge fund manager from big banks in New York City to a Silicon...

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NAKED TRUTH: OR EQUALITY THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT

By Carrie Hayes
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Regardless of where many think a woman's sole place and situation must be, in the historical novel NAKED TRUTH: OR EQUALITY THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT by...

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

By Rachel Teller
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

In the YA novel INDEPENDENCE DAY, author Rachel Teller takes a look at Borderline Personality Disorder, a mental health issue causing malfunctions from internal self-image...

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A THIN PORRIDGE

By Benjamin Gohs
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A story of family and forgiveness, strength and personal sovereignty, Abeona Browne struggles to make sense of life upon the death of her father in...

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EMPIRE PALADIN: Realm of the Dead

By M. S. Valdez
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

Zombies, and zealots, and magic – oh my! EMPIRE PALADIN is a ton of Dungeons & Dragons-esque fun with a little of the Borgias thrown...

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WALK THE DOG

By Isabel Jolie
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

WALK THE DOG by Isabel Jolie brings two unlikely characters -- a creative, moneyed new adult and an in-debt vet -- together in an emotionally...

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THE INVENTOR IN THE PINK PAJAMAS (If Not You, Then Who? Book 1)

By David and Emberli Pridham
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

David and Emberli Pridham's THE INVENTOR IN THE PINK PAJAMAS is an educational picture book that teaches kids about inventions and inventors.

LITTLE BLUEBIRD

By Erin Murphy Welch
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

LITTLE BLUEBIRD by Erin Murphy Welch is an beautifully illustrated tale that shows kids how differences make us special.

FINDING LOST STARS

By Grace Curley
Rating:
3.2 / 5.0

FINDING LOST STARS by Grace Curley brings old souls housed within the human forms of modern-day teenagers -- as well as the Gods and Goddesses...

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