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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DAK ACKERTHEFIFTH AND THE ETHICS OF HEROISM

By Joshua S Joseph
Rating:
4.3 / 5.0

Dak Ackerthefifth is the son of a ballpoint-pen magnate father who is eaten by cannibals and a mother who dies while over-enthusiastically pursuing homeopathic cures....

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LEVIES OF DEVOTION

By Matthew Taylor
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Matthew Taylor’s LEVIES OF DEVOTION tells a story about a tangled, messy romance between four teenagers in the late 1960s and how the choices they...

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MORE THAN HALFWAY THERE

By David Hartshorn
Rating:
4.9 / 5.0

MORE THAN HALFWAY THERE, by David Hartshorn, is the touching story of a man’s journey of self-discovery and how it ultimately leads him home.

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THE ULTRA BETRAYAL

By Glenn Dyer
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A cryptologist working with Alan Turing on a top-secret project to decipher German codes, has gone missing, and the British government fears he might be...

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THE INSURMOUNTABLE EDGE (Book One)

By Thomas H. Goodfellow
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A tough-as-nails general who cares for a troubled teenage niece as well as a fellow soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder, is called out of retirement...

SHE’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

By Steve Bensinger
Rating:
2.8 / 5.0

SHE’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is a holiday novel that tells the story of one family’s struggle with grief and loss.

AROUND THE SUN

By Eric Michael Bovim
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

The successful founder of a D.C.-based PR firm struggles to keep his head above water after the tragic death of his wife. As he hurtles...

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THE DARKEST OF GAMES

By Lawrence Ricketts
Rating:
4.9 / 5.0

When ISO agents start showing up dead a crack team of rogue operatives is called into action in the international espionage thriller THE DARKEST OF...

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THE HIDING GIRL

By Dorian Box
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

THE HIDING GIRL is the story of twelve-year-old Emily Calby, who, after surviving the violent murder of her family, takes to the streets in order...

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WALTZ IN SWING TIME

By Jill Caugherty
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

Eighty-nine year old Irene, a resident in the assisted living facility, Golden Manor, decides to record her memories on an old tape recorder, starting with...

THE BLACK-MARKETER’S DAUGHTER

By Suman Mallick
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Failing to connect to her new, unresponsive husband, a Pakistani Muslim woman struggles to adjust to her new life in Texas: caring for their young...

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TOKYO TRAFFIC

By Michael Pronko
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Several murder victims are found in a Tokyo studio used to shoot underage pornography videos, including one of the trafficked girls and an important official...

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