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

UNPLUGGED

By Joe Barrett
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Dan Johnson used to have it all: money, success, and a gorgeous girlfriend. But then he threw it all away to unplug from the modern...

IR Approved

THE MORTAL GOD

By E.F. Skarda
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In THE MORTAL GOD by E.F. Skarda, Kyle Griffin discovers he may have spent the past 25 years fighting for the wrong side.

IR Approved

DRAWN IN

By Jillian Her, Kevin Cook
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

DRAWN IN is a unique and colorful story that will inspire children of all ages to explore their own imaginations .

IR Approved

RAVEN

By Sue Loh
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Team Raven, an assorted posse of adolescent coders, are on hand in the YA novel RAVEN by Sue Loh to help save the day when...

WELCOME TO THE DAY

By Keven Renken
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

An elderly, terminally-ill, retired farmer struggles to come to terms with the unresolved relationships in his life, while his frazzled caregiver daughter contends with her...

INSIDE THE SUN

By Alexis Marie Chute
Rating:
3.2 / 5.0

The Wellsley clan in Alexis Marie Chute's fantasy YA series finale INSIDE THE SUN attempts to save the world(s).

DEADLY SCIENCE

By Ken Brigham
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Ken Brigham's DEADLY SCIENCE is a detective story that suffuses medical and scientific information in it's plot.

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LEO GRAY AND THE LUNAR ECLIPSE

By K.J. Kruk
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

In LEO GRAY AND THE LUNAR ECLIPSE, a young boy transforms from outcast to adventurer after he travels to a city on the moon and...

THE CHAMPAGNE TALES

By Michael Amon
Rating:
2.7 / 5.0

Ten different stories are connected by a love of the bubbly stuff in THE CHAMPAGNE TALES.

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THE GREEN HOUSE

By Dan Lawton
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Dan Lawton tells the story of an old man haunted by two family tragedies: one recent and other long ago but both containing mysteries, the...

FATE HAS CONTROL

By Rick Zyvitski
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

From the battlefield to the boardroom, Ty ‘Jade’ Sackette’s glittering life as a fighter pilot, businessman and family man is always at the mercy of...

THE ALBUM

By Sian Ceinwen
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

The ex-girlfriend of an international rock star reflects on the joys and heartbreaks of their relationship when she sees him for the first time in...

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