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

THE PRISON WITHIN: A Memoir of Breaking Free

By Don Cummins
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

Don Cummins presents in raw and painful detail his past history of drug abuse, addiction, prison, with attempt after attempt to get clean ending in...

IR Approved

DAISY HAS AUTISM

By Aaron J. Wright
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

In Aaron J. Wright’s IRDA Winning memoir, DAISY HAS AUTISM, not only is Arthur and Annie Russell's daughter autistic, so is the family's black lab.

IR Approved

A SINGLE DESPERATE PRAYER

By Ludmila Ritz
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

An honest, sometimes raw, account of a young girl’s first years as a street kid that is both heartbreaking and life-affirming – A SINGLE DESPERATE...

IR Approved

HOMOAMERICAN

By Michael Dane
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In HOMOAMERICAN, Michael K. Dane tells the story of his life, including his mother's escape from an abusive household, a career built on showmanship that...

THE BOOK OF JOHN (Not the one in the Bible)

By John Thomas Long
Rating:
1.5 / 5.0

John T. Long narrates a history of drug and alcohol abuse that spanned most of his adult life. After a stint in rehab, Long developed...

IR Approved

HEY NANA!: CONNOR’S STORY OF LOVE

By Toni Nunemaker
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

HEY NANA! is a heartfelt and moving first-person chronicle of the tragic death of a child.

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