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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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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CALENDULA COOL

By Steve McManus
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A group of social misfits set off on an adventure to investigate the mysterious Ghost Girl, determined to find her before their schoolyard bullies in...

SIZE ZERO (Visage Book 1)

By Abigail Mangin
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

The scion of a high-powered modeling agency returns from self-imposed religious exile when the years-old cold-case disappearance of his childhood friend six years suddenly heats...

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WALKABOUT (An Open Letter to my Grandson)

By Ricardo Suarez-Gartner
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Author Ricardo Suarez-Gartner, in an effort to provide his grandchildren with a sense of their family history, tells first his own story, then that of...

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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...

WALKING WITH THE ENEMY

By C. Read
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

In the early 1990s, C. Read joins a Bible study group and thinks she's found her family in Christ. Soon, however, the manipulations and sexual...

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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.

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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 .

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THE WIZARD OF SACRAMENTO: Governor Jerry Brown

By William Smithers
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

THE WIZARD OF SACRAMENTO is a rebuttal to the chorus of praise showered on Former California Governor Jerry Brown.

GOD DOES EXIST! A RIGOROUS PROOF

By Jean-Paul Corriveau
Rating:
2.8 / 5.0

GOD DOES EXIST!  is a wide-ranging treatise that covers quantum physics, the Big Bang, parallel universities, DNA mutations and intelligence in the universe.

THE FREEDOM BUILDING

By Martin Kendall
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

THE FREEDOM BUILDING by Martin Kendall aptly delves into contemporary topics such as terrorism, trust, freedom, public and personal Truth in the guise of fiction.

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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...

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