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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IN THE CRADLE OF SILENCE

Rating: 4.5
Performance poet Gary Siegel transcribes his oft-spoken work to the written page in the highly-crafted collection IN THE CRADLE OF SILENCE.
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KINGDOM: Tiber City Blues

Rating: 4.5
KINGDOM: Tiber City Blues is the first in a fantastic cyberpunk series that paints a grim picture of the future.
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TILL TIMES ARE DONE

Rating: 3.2
An eccentric loner finds companionship and purpose with a strange visitor from another world.
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THE INDIVISIBLE AND THE VOID

Rating: 5
In an adventure set within a landscape of castles, kings and war, Master Voider Democryos uncovers secrets and discovers meaning and truth while searching for his runaway wife and her mysterious, powerful companion.
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IMMORTALS’ REQUIEM

Rating: 4.5
Cosmic entities battle across space and time for control of the universe in the dark fantasy IMMORTALS’ REQUIEM
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NEW JUMP SWING HEALTHY AGING & ATHLETIC NUTRITION PROGRAM

Rating: 2.7
NEW JUMP SWING HEALTHY AGING & ATHLETIC NUTRITION PROGRAM is a well-researched book that provides a diet and exercise plan that is designed to help ward off the effects of aging.
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COURAGE IN A WHITE COAT

Rating: 3.5
COURAGE IN A WHITE COAT is a vivid telling of a young missionary doctor’s travails, from her comfortable Colorado home to small villages in India and a prison camp in the Philippines.
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MARY MONSTER

Rating: 4.5
MARY MONSTER is a horror title, anchored to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, perhaps the first horror novelist and author of Frankenstein.
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I’M HERE FOR YOU MY GODDESS

Rating: 4.5
A restless suburban housewife explores daring new sensual horizons in the racy debut romance I’M HERE FOR YOU MY GODDESS.
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COGNITION

Rating: 4.2
Genetic engineering has altered human development around the world in the techno thriller COGNITION.
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BLACKQUEST 40

Rating: 5
A ruse corporate training exercise seeks to a trick genius coder and her colleagues into writing a program that will hack an unbreakable security system.
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BAD LUCK CHARLIE

Rating: 5
BAD LUCK CHARLIE: The Dragon Mage Book 1 is a sci-fi tale of Charlie, a brilliant engineer and reluctant astronaut who gets flung into a whole other galaxy, wormhole-style.
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BLACK AND BLUE IN HARLEM

Rating: 5
The third standalone novel in Delia C. Pitts' "Ross Agency Mystery" series, BLACK AND BLUE IN HARLEM, follows SJ Rook as he investigates an apparent suicide.
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TALI NOKHATI

Rating: 3.5
A young man, the grandson of Coyote and the Moon, must travel far to find his destiny, meeting new companions and finding joy and sorrow along the way.
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IN THE NAME OF THE KIMBERLEY

Rating: 3
An environmentalist group's attack on a mining company team leaves a woman missing - except for an enigmatic memoir left behind.
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SECRETS THE WALKERS KEEP

Rating: 3.5
In SECRETS THE WALKERS KEEP, the first in a new series that mixes magic and family drama, the sudden death of a young man’s mother reveals hidden secrets involving psychic powers.
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THE WORST THING

Rating: 3
A devastated girl grows into a woman who relishes control—and experiences the complete lack thereof all over again—in THE WORST THING.
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PARALLAX: True Crime Tales

Rating: 4
PARALLAX: True Crime Tales takes an honest look at the challenges real-life law enforcement officers face to keep the world safe.
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THE COORDINATE

Rating: 2.5
When Logan and Emma are grouped together for a history project in which they have to investigate one of the world’s great unsolved mysteries, they inadvertently set out on an adventure that spans both time and place.
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ASTEROIDS: Escape from the Arcadians

Rating: 4.3
ASTEROIDS: ESCAPE FROM THE ARCADIANS is a wonderful near-future apocalyptic science-fiction novel pulsing with vivid action, intrigue, and well-drawn characters.
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THE PROMISE

Rating: 3.1
A conventional, high adventure space opera, THE PROMISE, harkens back to classic sci-fi tales such as Star Wars and Starship Troopers.
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SHAKER

Rating: 4.1
SHAKER is the sci-fi tale of Michael Taylor, abducted, and conscripted to fight in a factional war on a distant, degraded alien moon.