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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THE ROSE AND THE CRANE

Rating: 4.2
The ROSE AND THE CRANE is a fast-paced action adventure that mashes fifteenth-century Japan with the War of the Roses.
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HOBBS'S HORRIFIC ARTS AND GIFTS

Rating: 2
Wendy Drinkwater takes a playful look into the world of creepy collectibles and horror films in HOBBS'S HORRIFIC ARTS AND GIFTS.
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RACE FOR THE MIND

Rating: 5
A team of scientists and executives work on bringing a cure to Alzheimer's to the market but find their path to success fraught with delays and setbacks.
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RED CLAY, YELLOW GRASS

Rating: 4
The end of the tumultuous 1960s is brought to vivid life in RED CLAY, YELLOW GRASS.
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NOCTURNAL MEETINGS OF THE MISPLACED

Rating: 3.8
NOCTURNAL MEETINGS OF THE MISPLACED is a suspenseful novel about a teenage boy trying to unravel long-buried secrets.
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BRILLIANT

Rating: 3.5
BRILLIANT is a fun adventure about a girl whose superpower is her intelligence and memory, seeking to solve a mystery that takes her out of the make-believe world of Hollywood and into the stars.
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THE DREAMACHINE

Rating: 3
A diabetic web designer is intrigued by a dreamachine used by The Beat Generation until he learns of his own dangerous connection to the mind-controlling device.  
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THE WASTE-WISE KITCHEN COMPANION

Rating: 4
A cookbook in reverse, THE WASTE-WISE KITCHEN COMPANION, is an adventure in cuisine and frugality.
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IN SEARCH OF LOST LIVES

Rating: 2.5
Author Michael Goddart traces back a number of his past lives back through time, pointing out lessons gleaned from each.
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THURSDAY’S CHILD

Rating: 4.5
A brilliant young attorney has landed a world-changing assignment that’s bound to make her a partner at a prestigious Manhattan law firm. She’s also met the man of her dreams, a tough-yet-tender poet who unleashes her most wanton womanly desires. 
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GATE 76

Rating: 2.8
A private eye from DC follows his instincts to seedy stretches of Texas in GATE 76, a flight explosion whodunit.
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THE PRICE FOR GLORY

Rating: 3.6
THE PRICE FOR GLORY details the life of a man who lived and loved his way through the half-century between the days before the Second World War through the Vietnam War into the last decade of the 20th Century.
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SPIRIT OF THE AMAROQ

Rating: 4.6
SPIRIT OF THE AMAROQ is an emotional journey of self-discovery that finds the good among the bad in devastating circumstances.
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IN MY FATHER’S SHADOW

Rating: 4
IN MY FATHER’S SHADOW commemorates the life of a man who made a big difference by doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
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LORD JESUS, I WANT TO SEE...

Rating: 4
LORD JESUS, I WANT TO SEE... is a book of weekly Scripture readings, lessons, and prayers for young children.
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#WALK

Rating: 4.1
#WALK plots out the personal and professional struggles of a populist, grassroots movement to bring a more pure democracy to the United States.
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VOICE OF THE ELDERS

Rating: 2.1
VOICE OF THE ELDERS is high-stakes science-fiction suspense.
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THE SEPARATION

Rating: 3
THE SEPARATION is a sci-fi dystopia, where government takes babies at birth, educating boys and girls separately for the economic good.
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THE REBEL'S CODE

Rating: 4.2
In a dystopian world where the president has cast himself in the role of a god and high school students must compete to prove their loyalty in order to avoid military service, Vela finds herself torn between society's expectations and her own moral compass.
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AFTER THEY GO

Rating: 4
Love and loss shake a family to its core in AFTER THEY GO by J. Mercer
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EL POMBERO!

Rating: 3
Heather and Jay, two best friends who have recently suffered loss, go to Venezuela to find the spot where Jay's brother died.
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THE KITCHEN PARAPHERNALIA HANDBOOK

Rating: 4.5
THE KITCHEN PARAPHERNALIA HANDBOOK is a guide to substitutions for cookware, kitchen gadgets, and even appliances.
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LOST AND FOUND IN HARLEM

Rating: 4.7
An Iraq War vet chances into a quirky job as a private investigator in Harlem when a deadly fire destroys the no-tell hotel where he lives.