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

GATES

By Jay Green
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

GATES is a treasure chest of contemporary poetry covering subjects as varied as author Jay Green’s own military service, the gamut of the creative process,...

SOULSTEALER

By Shane Boulware
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

A college-bound boy suddenly finds himself host to a demon and his life uprooted by an ancient order aiming to destroy the Soulstealer, and he...

IR Approved

THE LUCK OF MADONNA 13

By E. T. Ellison
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

Glendyl Fenderwell is St Coriander’s chosen one, and her ‘luck’ will see her sent into the wilderness in a ritualized attempt to uncover the secrets...

IR Approved

KALIKO ON THE SHOALS

By Emma Renault
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Kaliko searches for the true meaning of true love and comes to terms with her need for that love in the heartfelt LGBT character study...

IR Approved

FOREVER: A Medical Thriller

By Geoffrey M Cooper
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

FOREVER: A Medical Thriller stays true to its name by following Dr. Brad Parker as he navigates politics and intrigue in the world of research.

IR Approved

KISSING DAISY PARKER

By Michael Milton
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

KISSING DAISY PARKER follows a trio of teenagers growing up in the small fishing village in Scotland. Misfits and outcasts, they support each other, only...

IR Approved

DOES LIGHTNING STRIKE TWICE?

By Regina Price
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Frequent visions of Sylvester Stallone provide a welcome respite from Molly's unsatisfactory everyday reality in DOES LIGHTNING STRIKE TWICE? by Regina Price...and then Molly decides...

PERFECT.

By D. D. Larsen
Rating:
2.0 / 5.0

High school student and FBI agent discover true love in PERFECT. by D.D. Larsen...or do they?

IR Approved

STREET OF STORYTELLERS

By Doug Wilhelm
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

STREET OF STORYTELLERS is a unique historical coming-of-age adventure focused around cross-cultural friendships during a period of heightening political and religious tensions in 1980s Pakistan.

THE CORRAL RING

By Thomas Richards
Rating:
2.8 / 5.0

Being a soldier is an honorable life in the world of Thomas Richards' THE CORRAL RING, except Zeke's dream is to be a sorcerer's apprentice.

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.

JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY

By Dr. John D. King
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY by Dr. John D. King explores the the plight of a graduate student turned South American atomic bomb maker

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