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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AN ARSENAL OF GRATITUDE: Waging War on Mediocrity and Regret

By Remmy Stourac
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Although the term “snowflake” appears nowhere in Remmy Stourac’s AN ARSENAL OF GRATITUDE (Waging War on Mediocrity and Regret), this is very much a book...

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THE SEED OF CORRUPTION

By A.I. Fabler
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A novel of literary suspense set in contemporary Vietnam, A.I. Fabler's THE SEED OF CORRUPTION follows a disaffected artist's journey into a personal heart of...

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THE PRICE OF SILENCE

By Ulla Håkanson
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

A taut, suspenseful psychological thriller that’s frighteningly plausible.

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CHANGING HORSES

By Esta G. Bernstein
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

A poignant, inspirational biography chronicling Esta G. Bernstein’s lifelong devotion to horses.

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THE RAPE OF PERSEPHONE

By Monica Brillhart
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

THE RAPE OF PERSEPHONE brings historical fiction to the realm of ancient Greek gods who, through a veil of desire and fury, examine the lives...

THE BETWEEN STATE

By Joseph. A. White Jr.
Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

THE BETWEEN STATE is a work of science fiction that follows two strangers who defy time and sense by communicating through lucid dreams.

THE SIREN’S SISTER

By R. M. Dilleen
Rating:
3.6 / 5.0

A graduate student on a temp job discovers a world of wizards and magic — as well as a secret family history — that leaves...

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WALKS BY BIG ALEX’S POND

By Henry Van Berkel
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

A quasi-biography exploring the cyclical nature of life through a pair of life stories set a century apart.

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FLY AGARIC: A Compendium of History, Pharmacology, Mythology, and Exploration

By Kevin M Feeney
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

A comprehensive, scholarly and accessible investigation of the entheogenic Amanita muscaria mushroom, known commonly as fly agaric, and its associated mushroom varieties.

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PRACTICAL CLINICAL SUPERVISION FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS: A Self and Relational Approach

By Augustine Meier
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A veteran psychologist puts forth his successful model for supervising clinical trainees.

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THE MOONBALLERS: A Novel about The Invasion of a LGBTQ2+ Tennis League … by Straight People (GAY GASP!)

By Jeffrey Sotto
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A straight man joins a gay tennis league, triggering a competitive rivalry with the league's current champion Stefan, as well as other mixed emotions within...

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THE OPOSSUM AND THE CATS

By Marilyn B. Wassmann
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

THE OPOSSUM AND THE CATS is an illustrated book that follows a short episode in the life of a drowsy opossum, a feline, and her...

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