Indie Book Reviews

  • One star = Really bad; there’s a reason this book is self-pubbed.
  • 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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LURES

Rating: 4
LURES paints sympathetic portraits of everyday people striving after what they may never attain.
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THE VITAMIN SOLUTION

Rating: 4.3
The authors, co-founders of a vitamin company, give advice on the proper use of vitamins, both for specific conditions and general health.
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FRACTURED: My Journey Back from Death and the Lessons I've Learned Along the Way

Rating: 4
FRACTURED is less the story about Elizabeth Antonucci’s near-death experience and more about how she overcame crippling fears.
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THE BOOK OF MOON

Rating: 5
George Crowder merges the Book of Job, J. D. Salinger, and Woody Allen into an effective tale about an adolescent trying to make sense of life and death amidst the setting of a crumbling world and the scary rite of passage that is puberty.
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THE LIBRARIAN

Rating: 5
Author Philip Wilson takes the most desk-bound of professions, that of the librarian, and pits it against one of the most horrifying, in action/adventure, THE LIBRARIAN
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THE BEST OF FAMILIES

Rating: 5
Author Harry Groome soars in this tale of the privileged clinging to their social positions long past their shelf life, and how one of them seeks to escape his wealthy upbringing via combat.
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Zombies meet high-school romance in the darkly humorous CHEMISTRY

Rating: 5
Often mocked for her size, sixteen-year-old Stella Blunt learned to fiercely defend herself from bullying. But she definitely isn't ready for the designated high school weirdo Howard Mullins to fall in love with her.
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Plunge into a deep and bracing tale with BLACK WATER

Rating: 4.7
Joseph Caspar is a disappointed writer, living with his wife Noelle in a city with air so dirty it can kill. Then an old college friend offers him a project he can’t turn down.
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MY NEW FRIEND, GRIEF

Rating: 4.5
As author Anna Hodges Oginsky goes through the Kubler–Ross steps of grieving after the sudden death of her beloved father, she writes about her personal approaches to finding meaning and relief.
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RICE & ROCKS

Rating: 4.5
A young boy goes on a journey with his aunt and magic pet parrot to see how people enjoy rice and beans all over the world.
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BEYOND TITHES & OFFERINGS

Rating: 4
BEYOND TITHES & OFFERINGS (2ND Edition) clearly defines tithes and offerings, and provides a different approach for conscientious Christians to determine their own spiritually inspired criteria for sharing their wealth with those in need.
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Sharing the beliefs and perspectives in: THE EVANGELICAL EXPERIENCE

Rating: 5
A former Evangelical Christian gives his experiences with the movement, and explains the beliefs and perspectives of those within it.
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DREAM ELECTRIC

Rating: 3
A virtual reality game becomes real in DREAM ELECTRIC.
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BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN

Rating: 4.5
BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN is a solid fantasy quest adventure for early middle-grade readers.
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SOLE SILENCE

Rating: 4
In SOLE SILENCE, author M.AR.S brings the social media age into the cliques that inevitably form in high school, with a character that did not grow up on even the most basic of technologies and, as a result, is shunned because of it.
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PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC

Rating: 5
PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC is the autobiography of Robert Slothower, a pioneer farmer and rancher whose life and adventures spanned several states and over eighty years.
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NUMBERS GAME

Rating: 3.8
Imagine a nation in which every citizen’s net societal worth can be boiled down to a single rating – one that is forever tattooed on their forehead for all to see. Now imagine what would happen if the system that awarded those ratings was broken – perhaps even corrupt. That’s the premise of NUMBERS GAME.
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EXPECTING SUNSHINE

Rating: 5
The author, mourning for a baby son who died in her arms at birth, must confront the depths of her loss and find healing when she becomes pregnant with her third child.
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REAL FOOD FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE: A recipe and resource guide

Rating: 4.5
REAL FOOD FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE is the recipe and resource guide that proves eating well can be done deliciously.
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THE AMARANT

Rating: 2.8
Part high school drama and part paranormal adventure, THE AMARANT brings fiction to life when a high school student uncovers the existence of vampires and unlocks a deadly secret about her own genetic makeup.
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FEDERAL PRISON HANDBOOK

Rating: 5
Christopher Zoukis, a prison inmate turned writer, advocate, and law student, offers a comprehensive guide to how to survive, avoid conflict, and seek out opportunities to better oneself while incarcerated.
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A JOURNEY WITH PANIC

Rating: 5
The authors explain cognitive behavioral techniques for dealing with panic attacks.