Indie Book Reviews

 

  • One star = Really bad.
  • Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.
  • Three stars = Good; worth reading.
  • Four stars = Very good.
  • Five stars = Excellent; must-read.
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TALE OF TWO BROTHERS

Rating: 4.7
In the aftermath of a natural cataclysm that decimated natural resources across earth, two brothers, seeking their lost family members, attempt to free a ravaged United States from a despotic tyrant. 
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THE WOLF, THE WIZARD, AND THE WOAD

Rating: 4
THE WOLF, THE WIZARD, AND THE WOAD is historical fantasy that details the training of a young woman as a healer and leader.
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HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT

Rating: 4.3
In HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT, Thom Kudla has designed a fun and creative app to help tech-savvy and track gadget-loving readers become the writers they’ve always wanted to be.
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RADIOACTIVE EVOLUTION

Rating: 3.5
RADIOACTIVE EVOLUTION is a novel combining tropes from role-playing games (RPG), classic fantasy, and post-apocalyptic science fiction.
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SOURPUSS: A Dark Comedy

Rating: 3
SOURPUSS is a dark comedy/satire that lashes out at multiple targets including college students, athletes, and especially fraternities.
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RIDESHARES, WRECKS, AND SEX

Rating: 4.5
The secret life of a felon-turned-Uber-driver is revealed in a hair-raising confessional that gives the nitty gritty details of the RIDESHARES, WRECKS, AND SEX that come with being a driver-for-hire in Arizona’s biggest city.
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SHAMAN

Rating: 3.5
A group of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are given a new treatment that leaves them with strange gifts - and also leaves them vulnerable to exploitation by a mysterious secret society.
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ON THIS DAY

Rating: 3.8
America fights back when the next 9-11 style attack launches in ON THIS DAY.
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THE EDGE RULES

Rating: 4.5
THE EDGE RULES, is the third book in The Rules Series, is an engaging romance about second chances and reinvention.
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ABOVE THE STAR: THE 8TH ISLAND TRILOGY

Rating: 4.2
A dying teenager may find her cure in a strange other world inhabited by fire-beings, yellow-eyed goblins, and evil sand creatures in ABOVE THE STAR: THE 8TH ISLAND TRILOGY.
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YOUR EXTRAORDINARY SELF

Rating: 4.1
YOUR EXTRAORDINARY SELF tells reader's how to shed their fears and live their dreams.
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AIN'T NO MESSIAH

Rating: 4.5
A young man, raised by an abusive father who believes him to be the Messiah, tries to strike out on his own but has difficulty escaping his past.
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STOLEN FUTURE

Rating: 3.6
A conversational but factual story based around the controversial Florida count at the 2000 American elections, and extrapolating to today. STOLEN FUTURE is the bar-tale account of someone who was there, and their fears about what it all means.
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SOUR PINEAPPLES IN PARADISE

Rating: 3.7
SOUR PINEAPPLES IN PARADISE is a mystery/thriller in the mode of Carl Hiaasen's “tropical” action-adventures.
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RISE OF HOWLERS

Rating: 4.4
RISE OF HOWLERS is a fast-paced YA horror adventure.
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THE PROGENY

Rating: 3.8
THE PROGENY transports a small-town kid destined for greatness to the big leagues.
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SCARS AMONG US

Rating: 2.8
SCARS AMONG US is a candid reflection on lessons learned through a life of pain.
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FRECKLED: A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP WILD IN HAWAII

Rating: 5
FRECKLED is an interesting story that ventures beyond stereotypes to authentically depict the realities of growing up in Hawaii.